At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, we offer dermaplaning treatments to remove dull skin and peach fuzz and reveal glowing skin. Our licensed aesthetician performs dermaplaning with skill & precision in our West Palm Beach, Florida office.

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Dermaplaning in West Palm Beach, Florida

Your skin is your largest organ. Because it’s under relentless assault from various factors such as the environment, life stressors, hormonal imbalances, and autoimmune and other health conditions, protecting it from the effects of aging is critical.

Dermaplaning offers a natural revitalization of your face by scraping away the surface layers of your face to bring out a fresh and more youthful shine. This process also stimulates your natural collagen production, leading to organic, self-generating results. Many patients opt for a minimally invasive dermaplaning procedure, performed by a medical aesthetician at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

Although you can buy dermaplaning blades over the counter, our Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S., believes dermaplaning should only be performed by a licensed professional who can administer the treatment with care and precision in our West Palm Beach, FL office.  Dermaplaning removes the top layers of skin to reveal the radiant skin underneath, reduces the appearance of acne scars and pitted skin, exfoliates dull, dry skin, and removes unwanted facial hair.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has gained popularity in recent years, due to its many benefits. This non-invasive procedure uses a surgical blade to gently exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the face. It’s a safe and effective way to reveal smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin. Dermaplaning provides the following benefits:

  • Removes dead skin cells: Dermaplaning is a great exfoliation method that removes the buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, helping to improve the appearance and texture of your skin, and allowing for better absorption of skincare products.
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles: By removing dead skin cells, dermaplaning reveals a fresh, new layer of skin free from fine lines and wrinkles that helps to reduce the signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance.
  • Minimizes Acne Scars and Pitted Skin: Dermaplaning removes rough or uneven patches on the skin, leaving you with a smooth and even complexion and showing a reduction in acne scarring or sun damage.
  • Removes Facial Hair/Peach Fuzz: Also known as vellus hair, peach fuzz is the fine, thin, light-colored hair that covers most of the body. Although it regulates body temperature, plays a role in perspiration, and has a sensory function on the skin, many patients do not like this facial hair and choose dermaplaning as an effective method of peach fuzz removal.
  • Brightens dull skin: As we age, our skin can start to look dull and lackluster. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells that may be contributing to this problem and unveils brighter, more radiant skin.
  • Fades hyperpigmentation: Dermaplaning can fade dark spots, sun spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation. By removing dead skin cells on the top layer, it reveals a more even skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
  • Stimulates collagen production: The gentle scraping motion of dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin — essential proteins for maintaining youthful-looking skin — and improves skin firmness and elasticity.
  • Painless and quick: Unlike other invasive procedures, dermaplaning is a painless treatment that requires no downtime. It can be done in as little as 30 minutes, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after.
  • Safe for most skin types: Dermaplaning is a safe treatment for most skin types, including sensitive skin. However, we do not recommend dermaplaning for patients with severe acne or open wounds on their face.

How Does a Dermaplaning Procedure Work?

Our trained professional at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery first applies a numbing cream or anesthesia to your skin to keep you comfortable. During a dermaplaning procedure, our licensed aesthetician employs a dermaplaning tool, a no. 10 blade or a dermatome, which is similar to an electric razor, to gently scrape off thin layers of skin and vellus hair. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning removes hair and exfoliates the skin — something razors cannot do.

Although you may sense some pressure from the dermaplaning tool, dermaplaning treatments are typically painless and last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

What Is Involved in Recovering from a Dermaplaning Treatment?

After your dermaplaning procedure, our licensed aesthetician will advise you to:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Apply moisturizers for several weeks. If your skin is sensitive, a light moisturizer without fragrances or other irritants may work best
  • Stay out of the sun and use sunscreen

How Do I Prepare for a Dermaplaning Session?

Before your dermaplaning treatment, be sure to drink plenty of water to give your skin adequate hydration. Our licensed aesthetician will discuss your goals for your dermaplaning session, as well as any specific skin and hair concerns you may have — including acne prone skin, unwanted facial hair, skin growths, wrinkles, and fine lines. Our licensed professional will also inquire about past reactions to skincare treatments and advise you to prepare for your dermaplaning treatment by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, then applying a rich moisturizer such as hyaluronic acid or strengthening ceramides to maximize your results.

Does a Dermaplaning Treatment Have Any Risks?

Dermaplaning is safe and effective for most skin types, including sensitive skin, and it is appropriate for patients with sun damage, dull skin, fine lines, or dry patches. However, a few potential side effects include:

  • Short-term redness or the development of whiteheads on the face after the dermaplaning session
  • Skin cutting, scarring, infection, and dyspigmentation if using a blade at home instead of the services, experience, and skill of a licensed aesthetician
  • Patchy skin pigment or hypopigmentation that often decreases over time

Do not undergo dermaplaning treatments more than once a month, since the top layer of your skin is also protective.

Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?

If any of the following apply to you, avoid dermaplaning:

  • Active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, or an eczema flare-up (because the procedure may worsen the condition)
  • Severe sunburn
  • Cold sore outbreaks
  • Skin rashes or contact dermatitis
  • Recent Accutane or tretinoin use in the past 6 months
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Open wounds or sores
  • Recent chemical peel procedure in the past month
  • Skin cancer, or those people with other types of cancer undergoing cancer treatment such as radiation therapy

How Many Dermaplaning Treatments Will I Need?

Although most people will need multiple dermaplaning treatments, the amount each individual requires will vary depending on their unique needs and goals. During your consultation with our patient counselor, we will discuss your expectations, review your health history, and tailor a treatment plan for you. Regardless, your first dermaplaning procedure will produce immediate results and will be an effective first step in achieving glowing skin.

How Does Dermaplaning Improve the Effectiveness of Topical Skincare Products and Facilitate a Smoother Makeup Application?

Dermaplaning improves the effectiveness of topical skincare products by:

  • Allowing for deeper product penetration
  • Preventing clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts
  • Increasing collagen production, which is vital to glowing, youthful skin appearance
  • Promoting skin elasticity and minimizing fine lines or sagging
  • Leaving the face with a radiant, subtle glow by removing the vellus hair and dead skin on the face

Dermaplaning facilitates a smoother makeup application by:

  • Creating a smooth skin canvas for makeup application and enhanced absorption of makeup pigments, thanks to the removal of the top layers of dull skin
  • Removing the peach fuzz/fine hair on the face to allow makeup products to glide on smoothly, with cleaner lines and a more polished look
  • Improving the Skin Feel and Texture: Dermaplaning results in a smoother and more even skin texture, contributing to better makeup application

Dermaplaning FAQs

  • How often should I get a dermaplaning treatment? For best results, wait at least four weeks between each dermaplaning session to allow the skin to fully heal and regenerate before the next treatment.
  • Is dermaplaning safe for all skin types? Dermaplaning is generally safe for most skin types; however, you will consult our patient counselor before undergoing a dermaplaning treatment. Patients with severe acne or open wounds on their face should avoid dermaplaning.
  • Is there any downtime after dermaplaning? No, there is no downtime after dermaplaning. You can resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment.
  • Will my facial hair grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning? No, dermaplaning does not affect facial hair growth in any way. The peach fuzz will grow back just as it was before the treatment.
  • Can I wear makeup after dermaplaning? We recommend waiting 24 hours before applying makeup after dermaplaning to let the skin fully heal and prevent any irritation or infection.
  • How long do the results of dermaplaning last? The results of dermaplaning can last for up to four weeks, depending on the individual’s skin type and skincare routine. We recommend regular treatments for maintaining the best results.
  • Is there any pain or discomfort during dermaplaning? No, dermaplaning is a painless treatment that may cause slight redness or tingling sensation during the procedure.
  • What is the difference between dermaplaning and shaving? Dermaplaning is a precise and controlled exfoliation technique performed by a trained professional, while shaving involves using a razor at home. Additionally, dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz, while shaving only removes hair.

Can I Combine a Dermaplaning Treatment with Another Treatment?

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, dermaplaning is one of four easy steps to achieve glowing skin including exosome therapy, HydraFacial, and a Chemical Peel/VI Peel. For patients seeking to remove dead cells from the skin, smooth wrinkles, reduce fine lines, and remove fine hairs from their entire face, a combination of these treatments — administered by an aesthetician with proper training, skill, and experience — could provide the best solution.

However, no two patients will achieve glowing skin in the same way, due to bio-individuality and personal goals. Hair and skin cells, cell turnover, skin type, skin sensitivity, the appearance of fine lines, and other factors vary from patient to patient. To discover what combination of treatments will give you brighter skin, reduce fine lines, and help your skin feel smoother, discuss your health history and desires with our patient counselor.

Ready to Experience Brighter Skin with Dermaplaning? Contact Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery to Schedule a Consultation with Our Patient Counselor

Are you ready to reduce the appearance of fine lines, say goodbye to peach fuzz, and discover how exfoliation with dermaplaning helps deliver glowing skin? Our knowledgeable and compassionate patient counselor is here to guide you through the process.

Call us at (561) 833-4122(561) 833-4122 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation. Whether you have questions about our procedures or would like to discuss your concerns and desires, our patient counselor will provide personalized attention and support, listen to your needs, and help you make an informed decision.

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