You can achieve a smoother, brighter complexion with dermaplaning at Back to 30 clinics in Boiling Springs and Upstate South Carolina. This skin rejuvenation treatment exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells, as well as remove fine facial hair. As one of the least invasive exfoliating treatments available, dermaplaning is easily administered by a licensed medical esthetician. When performed by a well-trained esthetician, dermaplaning is extremely safe. For greater efficacy, we often combine this treatment with chemical peels or IPL photorejuvenation so clients can achieve their esthetic goals.*

What is Dermaplaning?

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Dermaplaning is a simple procedure that uses a specialized surgical blade to remove the top layer of skin (epidermis). This bladed treatment can remove dead skin cells and fine facial hairs, also known as “peach fuzz,” as well as address fine lines and acne scarring in as little as 30 minutes. 

Although dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are both used for exfoliation, microdermabrasion differs in its delivery and what it can accomplish. Microdermabrasion uses a combination of microcrystals and suction to remove dry, dead skin cells, while also increasing collagen production. It, however, cannot remove fine facial hairs known for trapping oil and dirt. Because of the more abrasive techniques used in microdermabrasion, dermaplaning may also be more beneficial for patients with skin sensitivities, redness, or rosacea.

Dermaplaning is often recommended for clients with drier skin who have excess peach fuzz. Because it can accomplish deep exfoliation without using harsh chemicals, it is also a good option for pregnant or nursing women. Dermaplaning can be performed as a standalone procedure, or used as a preliminary procedure before other skin rejuvenation techniques to create an even, smoother surface. If you suffer from acne-prone skin or excess oil production, our estheticians may recommend one of our other skin treatments. 

What to Expect During the Procedure

During the procedure, one of our team members will cleanse and prepare your skin with a gentle cleanser, removing any makeup and dirt. Using a sterilized blade, your esthetician will smoothly guide the blade across your face at an angle while holding the skin taught. Treatment can generally be completed in about 30 minutes or less, and offers immediate results with minimal side effects and no downtime.

It is not uncommon to experience some minor irritation for the first 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. Following your normal skin care regimen and using a quality moisturizer can help soothe the area. Your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure, so you must wear a high SPF sunscreen to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.

If you are worried that shaving the hair on your face will cause it to grow back thicker, there is no cause for concern. The type of hair being removed is known as vellus hair. When removed, it should not grow back darker or courser after treatment. We do, however, recommend additional treatments every three to four weeks to help you maintain your results.

Removing dead skin cells also allows for deeper penetration of skin care products, thus helping you to achieve better results from expensive topical solutions.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

One of the primary benefits of dermaplaning is it can deliver immediate results. This treatment can leave the skin smooth by removing dead skin and facial fuzz, creating a more even base for optimal makeup application. Removing dead skin cells also allows for deeper penetration of skin care products, thus helping you to achieve better results from expensive topical solutions. In addition, this gentle form of exfoliation can reduce the size of pores, acne scars, and fine lines while improving skin tone and your overall appearance, in turn enhancing your self-confidence.

Refine Your Skin

Dermaplaning can help you achieve the smoother skin by removing damaged, dead skin cells. To schedule an appointment to begin improving your skin contact Back to 30 online or call (864) 372-3003.