Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning in Campbell, CA

Dermaplaning is a popular, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can significantly enhance your skin’s appearance. In this treatment, your Aesthetx provider uses a sterile surgical blade to gently scrape off dead skin cells and vellus hairs, also known as ‘peach fuzz.’ This procedure differs from shaving in terms of the tools used, the amount of skin removed, and the techniques used to perform the procedure. Dermaplaning at Aesthetx can help reveal smoother, more youthful skin. Though it doesn’t stop aging, dermaplaning can make your skin look fresher and more radiant.

This minimally invasive treatment can effectively reduce the visibility of acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines by unveiling newer, undamaged skin beneath. It also pairs beautifully with our signature DiamondGlow facial, as well as many of our other resurfacing treatments.

Dermaplaning vs. Dermabrasion

Both dermaplaning and dermabrasion are skin procedures done to improve the overall appearance of your skin. While both may help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, some differences exist.

In dermabrasion, your skin goes through an abrasion or sanding of skin, as its name implies. Dermaplaning is a unique method of removing the top layer of dead skin and is often also desired for the removal of fine facial hairs at the same time of exfoliation.

Dermaplaning vs. Shaving

Dermaplaning and shaving can both be used to remove unwanted hair growth. If removing hair is your singular concern, shaving is an option. But shaving only cuts hair at the skin level and should not remove any layers of skin. If you’re hoping to improve the overall appearance of your skin, dermaplaning will also exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be beneficial for those with various skin concerns, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Dull or dry skin
  • Vellus hair (soft facial hair or peach fuzz)
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Who is not an Ideal Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Certain pre-existing skin conditions may make dermaplaning unsuitable, such as:

  • An active case of acne
  • Eczema
  • Cold sore outbreaks
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin rashes
  • Moles, skin tags, freckles, or other growths
  • Skin burns, like those from radiation
  • Skin rashes

What to Expect During Your Dermaplaning Treatment

Before the procedure, our trained provider will:

  • Discuss your goals for the procedure
  • Examine your skin to ensure it’s healthy enough for dermaplaning
  • Explain what to expect before, during, and after the treatment
  • Review your health history

Sometimes, we will take photos of the treatment area to help you compare the before and after results. They will also provide special post-procedure instructions.

Benefits and Risks

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

  • Removes excess dead skin cell buildup
  • Brightens complexion
  • Reduces dullness by removing vellus hair
  • Increases absorption of active ingredients from your skincare products
  • Allows skin to breath, reducing congestion
  • Softens fine lines and acne scars
  • Provides instant results with no downtime

What Are the Risks of Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is generally safe, but it does carry some risks, including:

  • Improper healing and scarring
  • Skin infection
  • Skin discoloration (skin that turns darker or lighter than adjacent skin)

What If I Have Very Deep Acne Scars?

Dermaplaning may not effectively reduce deep or raised acne scars. More intensive treatments, like microneedling or laser resurfacing, might be necessary to achieve your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there skincare products I should use or avoid after dermaplaning?

After dermaplaning, avoid using harsh exfoliants or products that contain retinol for at least a week. Instead, use gentle, hydrating skincare products and sunscreen to protect your skin.

Can I perform dermaplaning on myself at home?

While at-home dermaplaning kits are available, it’s best to have the procedure performed by a medical professional to ensure efficacy and safety.

Should I combine dermaplaning with another type of facial resurfacing, such as a DiamondGlow?

Combining dermaplaning with treatments like DiamondGlow can enhance results of both treatments. However, discuss this with your provider to determine the best approach for your skin type.

Will my hair grow back darker and thicker after dermaplaning?

No, dermaplaning does not change the structure of your hair. Your hair will grow back at the same rate as before.

How often should I get dermaplaning treatments?

Typically, dermaplaning can be done every three to four weeks. Your provider will recommend a suitable frequency based on your skin type and goals.

Restoring Youth Starts with One Visit

Aesthetx is renowned for highly informative and in-depth consultations. To schedule your private dermaplaning consultation or to learn more about our other procedures, contact Aesthetx online or call 408-559-7177.

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