Dermaplaning in Raleigh, NC
Our skin takes a beating as time goes by (especially on the face), resulting in a duller, drier, and tired complexion. These changes can leave us wanting.
Fortunately, there are many cosmetic procedures available to help exfoliate your skin so that you can take back a smoother, brighter, and healthier look. While many people have heard of microdermabrasion, there is another effective option that allows for the same kind of stunning results: dermaplane.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that gently removes dead skin cells, dirt, unwanted hair, and peach fuzz, all while rejuvenating your overall facial appearance. Regardless of your age or skin type, dermaplane is a safe and effective procedure that can help revitalize your skin to give you the healthier facial aesthetic you’ve always wanted.
Why Should I Choose Specialists in Plastic Surgery for My Dermaplane Procedure?
There are so many cosmetic options out there, which can make choosing the right treatment for your concern challenging. However, you want to make sure that you choose a practice like Specialists in Plastic Surgery that you can trust to listen to your concerns and specific goals while also delivering the transformative results you desire.
Specialists in Plastic Surgery is known throughout the state for offering the widest selection of cosmetic surgeries and treatments, including skin care procedures.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons are often referred to by other doctors in Raleigh. Our skilled surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in aesthetics and are committed to providing high-quality cosmetic procedures.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
The most common areas to dermaplane are the cheeks, chin, upper lip and along the jawline. This procedure can help restore your skin to a healthier and more youthful appearance and can help address:
- Unwanted peach fuzz
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Is Dermaplaning Skin Exfoliation Right for Me
Dermaplaning can renew and revitalize the appearance of old and worn-out skin. If you are looking to brighten and smoothen your skin (especially on your face), then dermaplaning may be right for you. At your consultation, your provider will evaluate your skin condition to determine if dermaplaning is right for you.
Ideal candidates for dermaplaning are non-smoking men and women who are in good general health and have realistic expectations for their results.
Call our Specialists in Plastic Surgery today to learn more about dermaplaning at (919) 785-0505.
How Should I Prepare for Dermaplane Exfoliation?
Like any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, your consultation is key to ensuring that you achieve optimal results from your dermaplane procedure. At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your skin concerns and goals, and your provider can develop a treatment plan to help you look your best.
During the week before your dermaplaning procedure, it is important that you:
- Stop using any chemical exfoliation
- Stay out of direct sunlight
- Do not shave
- Avoid using any product with retinol
- Use an antibacterial product on your skin
- Drink plenty of water
How Is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning is a simple, painless, and effective procedure that takes only 20 to 30 minutes to complete. This means that you can have your dermaplane procedure during your lunch break!
At your appointment, your provider will use a specialized blade that looks similar to a surgical scalpel. The tool (known as a dermatome) will be held at a 45-degree angle from your skin and will then be swept gently over the treatment area, similar to the motion of shaving. This blade will remove the upper layer of dead skin to allow the healthier and more vibrant skin to show.
Besides removing the troublesome skin, dermaplaning also helps to stimulate collagen production, which is responsible for the strength and health of your skin.
Can I Combine My Dermaplane With Other Procedures?
Many patients choose to combine their dermaplane procedure with other non-surgical treatments like the Diamond Glow facial, dermal fillers, various types of facials and BOTOX® Cosmetic, XEOMIN®, or Dysport® injections (injectable neurotoxins).
By combining procedures, you are able to achieve a more complete and balanced skin rejuvenation.
After a Dermaplane Procedure
Besides giving you transformative skin renewal, dermaplaning requires no downtime. You will be able to return to your normal, daily activities immediately following your procedure.
Though rare, all cosmetic procedures, including dermaplaning, present risk. These risks will be discussed with you during the consultation, and can include:
- Discoloration of the skin
To reduce your risks, be sure to follow our provider’s instructions carefully.
You can expect to see immediate results with dermaplaning, including brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Though every person’s skin is different, most patients require maintenance treatment sessions every three to four weeks. This is because the skin grows and dies off in a cyclical manner, which means that there will always be dead skin needing to be removed after several weeks.
It is extremely rare for dermaplaning to leave scars. In fact, dermaplaning is meant to help reduce the presence of scars on your skin. However, as with all cosmetic treatments and procedures, there is a chance for scarring.
Have More Questions About Dermaplaning Skin Exfoliation?
No. Patients report no pain or discomfort during their dermaplane procedure. In fact, no anesthesia or numbing creams are required before your dermaplaning experience.
Dermaplaning is not only effective, but it is safe. The FDA has approved dermaplaning for removing the top layer of dead skin to allow healthy skin to become visible.
As with any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, the cost of dermaplaning varies for each patient and is dependent on several factors, including:
- Extent of correction needed
- Size of the treatment area
- Number of treatment areas
- Number of sessions required
At Specialists in Plastic Surgery, we never want the cost of a procedure to get in the way of you looking and feeling your best. Because of this, we offer financing options to help assist you with your cosmetic enhancement costs.