Fort Myers Office
13470 Parker Commons Boulevard #101
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bonita Springs Office
23451 Walden Center Drive #400
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
1009 Crosspointe Drive #1
Naples, FL 34110
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, or dermablading, is a light exfoliation which removes fine facial hair and dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin. After the procedure, skin is left much smoother for a flawless make-up application. Dermaplaning is an effective way to resurface the skin. This treatment is suggested as a monthly maintenance treatment.
Who is a Candidate for Dermablading?
Almost all adults can be good candidates for dermaplaning. Because the technique is manual rather than chemical, dermaplaning may be performed on all skin types and colors, even very dark skin and sensitive skin. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may also be able to undergo this gentle yet powerful exfoliating treatment. The process is much more than a professional “shave” and can be performed to achieve benefits that go well beyond the removal of peach fuzz, the very fine hair that grows on the face.
We conduct a thorough consultation and skin evaluation before advising patients to undergo dermablading. Some people, such as those who are taking Accutane or have an active skin breakout, may not be good candidates for this treatment.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning has been growing in popularity as consumers have discovered that the technique is more than a method of removing visible facial hair. The technique is gentle and results in very few, if any, side effects, which makes the process convenient. Unlike more aggressive forms of tissue rejuvenation, dermaplaning does not emit energy into the skin nor does it involve placing any chemicals onto the epidermis. The use of a surgical-grade scalpel and meticulous technique make treatment comfortable and effective. The process typically takes less than thirty minutes and patients can return to their normal activities immediately.
Additional benefits of dermaplaning treatment include:
- Improved skin texture
- Reduced acne scarring
- Decreased appearance of fine lines
- Regeneration of healthy skin cells
- Promotes maximum absorption of skin care products
What Our Patients Say
“Lisa …. Britten…. Debbie! They are totally amazing and have made my skin and face look 10 years younger!!!! Best in SW FL!!! All of them!!!!” – Karen M
Dermaplaning Vs. Chemical Peel
Dermaplaning and chemical peels are both used to remove the uppermost layer of cells on the skin. One is a mechanical form of exfoliation while the other is chemical in nature, but each is performed to achieve the same basic outcome of smoother, more radiant skin.
Often, the outer layer of the epidermis contains mostly dead and damaged cells. Dermaplaning removes a precise amount of tissue to reveal healthier cells by scraping them directly off the surface. The non-invasive procedure is gentle enough to be combined with a chemical peel. Manually removing cells first increases the efficacy of a chemical peel to increase cell turnover and improve the tone and texture of the skin. The chemical peel process may be lighter when combined with dermaplaning and will involve the application of some type of acid, such as glycolic acid, to the skin. The customized solution remains on the skin for a few minutes to dislodge skin cells and promote the natural sloughing of the epidermis.
Dermaplaning treatment is straightforward and relatively quick. After cleansing your skin, your provider will use the surgical scalpel to gently abrade the epidermis. This feels like mildly scraping the skin with a credit card. Dermaplaning is very comfortable and relaxing.
Is Dermaplaning Painful?
Dermaplaning is a very comfortable and relaxing procedure, similar to shaving. Most patients consider this treatment much more comfortable than chemical peels or microdermabrasion.
Is There Recovery After Dermablading?
The non-invasive nature of dermaplaning makes this treatment incredibly convenient. Some patients may experience slight redness or a dry sensation in their skin after dermaplaning, but these side effects disappear quickly. In the rare instance that the skin gets nicked by the scalpel, the tiny spot begins to heal immediately.
After treatment, you may want to apply moisturizer and are encouraged to apply sunscreen. It is necessary to protect skin from UV exposure after dermaplaning because new cells are susceptible to sun damage.
You can expect to notice smoother, more radiant skin immediately after your dermaplaning treatment. There is a slight possibility for peeling or flaking to occur during the initial days after the technique has been performed, especially if dermaplaning is combined with a chemical peel. This side effect is uncommon and can be managed with proper facial cleansing and moisturizing.
Dermaplaning does not affect hair growth in any way. Treatment does not remove vellus hair for long periods of time, nor does it encourage hair to grow back thicker or darker. As vellus hair regrows, it appears just as it always has
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Can You Put On Makeup After Dermaplaning?
It is possible to apply makeup right after dermaplaning treatments. As a nice benefit to the technique, most people notice that makeup goes on smoother after the skin has been exfoliated with the surgical scalpel.
How Often Should You Get Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning removes vellus hair for up to three weeks. Treatment can be obtained as often as every two weeks or as needed to promote smoother, hair-free skin. Your dermaplaning schedule can be discussed based on your goals and preferences.
Is Dermablading Safe?
Dermaplaning is conducted by a trained professional and should not be performed at home. In the clinical setting, the technique is very safe.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about Dermaplaning, call our offices at (239) 415-7576 to schedule a consultation at Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa. Our practice serves Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, and surrounding areas.Back to Top