What is a Dermaplane Facial and Why You Should Try it?

DermaplaningWhat if there was a way you could remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring without the need for surgery? Well, it is possible with Dermaplaning at Winston Salem Dermatology. The process is quick, affordable, and painless. And the best part? You’ll be left with smoother, younger-looking skin within just a few minutes. Are you ready to erase sun damage and give your skin a refreshing glow? Be ready to find out why a dermaplane facial could be the perfect solution to healthier skin. 

What is Dermaplaning?

If you have acne scars, dull or dry skin, fine wrinkles, or annoying “peach fuzz” on your face, then Dermaplaning could be just what you’ve been searching for to take care of all those problems at one time.

But what exactly is Dermaplaning? It’s a quick facial wrinkle treatment that can be done right in your dermatologist’s office. During the process, an exfoliating blade is used to skim the dead skin cells and hair off your face. So, by removing the damaged layer, you’ll be left with smoother, glowing skin.

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Here are some of the most common benefits that patients see after just one session of Dermaplaning:

  • The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.
  • Acne scarring looks lighter.
  • Small hairs or “peach fuzz” is removed from the skin.
  • The layer of sun-damaged skin is removed, making skin look healthier.

You’ll have to make sure you choose an experienced professional like the team at Winston Salem Dermatology to perform your dermaplane facial. Improper techniques could lead to disappointing results and the risk of minor injuries. So, make sure your skin is in the hands of a skilled professional, so you end up seeing the best results.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

A dermaplane facial is basically the same concept of shaving. During the treatment, a sterile blade is used at a 45-degree angle and dragged across your skin to remove dead cells and scar tissue. When the top layer is removed, it will clear away the damaged skin cells that are caused by harsh toxins and sun damage to make the surface smoother and even.

What to Expect During a Dermaplaning Procedure?

You can expect your dermaplaning procedure to be quick and painless. The dermaplane facial can be done at your dermatologist’s office. Before it takes place, you will be told to lie down in a comfortable chair and offered sedation options. You shouldn’t expect to feel any pain during the procedure. Most patients describe a tingling feeling while the procedure is going on. However, sometimes you can be offered a numbing spray or local anesthesia combined with an oral sedative to help with the uncomfortable feeling.

During the facial, an electric or manual dermaplaning tool will be used to scrape over your skin. This will go on for about 20 to 30 minutes. The top damaged layer is removed, leaving a smoother, even, and refreshed layer of skin.

After the treatment is finished, aloe will be applied to soothe the skin and sunscreen will be applied to help protect it.

And that’s it! That’s all you’ll need to exfoliate your skin and leave it looking younger and refreshed. The procedure will only take about 30 minutes, so you’ll be able to go back to work, run errands, or whatever else you had planned for your day.

What Can I Expect After My Dermaplaning Procedure?

You won’t have to plan on having any downtime to recover from your dermaplane facial. Like we mentioned earlier, you can go back to your normal daily activities. You may experience some redness for a couple of days after the procedure, but there’s no reason why you’ll have to stay out of work or require any downtime.

Keep in mind, it may take a few days for you to see the maximum results from the treatment. You can take care of your skin while it’s healing to make sure you see the maximum benefits from the treatment. The most important thing is to be extra careful about sun exposure after you have the facial done. If you don’t wear sunscreen or wear protective clothing to keep your face out of the sun, then you could actually cause more damage to the fresh layer of skin by creating blotches or sun damage. So, be sure you don’t leave the house without applying sunscreen or putting on a hat to protect your skin.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

When preparing to pay for a dermaplane facial, keep in mind that these results aren’t permanent, so you’ll have to have this done on a regular basis if you want to maintain the results. The results typically last for about three weeks. So, you’ll probably want to have the treatment done every three to four weeks to maintain the results. These sessions aren’t covered by insurance, so you’ll have to be prepared to pay out of pocket for each session.

How much each session will cost will depend on the location of where you get the service done and who the provider is. That’s because usually, if the cost of living is high in your area, your treatment will also cost more. But typically, you should be prepared to spend up to $250 for your 30-minute session.

Depending on your skin type and the results you are looking for, you may want to add a chemical peel to your facial. That’s because a chemical peel can be deeply absorbed into your skin after a dermaplaning treatment. So, you could see the ultimate results of a chemical peel by combining the treatments. Your provider can help you determine if this combination of treatments will be best for your skin. If you do end up having a chemical peel along with the dermaplaning, then you should expect to spend an additional $150 to $300.

One of the best dermaplaning benefits is that there isn’t any downtime required. In fact, most people squeeze in this facial during their lunch break. So, you won’t have to budget for any time off work to recover from the procedure.