Microdermaplaning improves the skin’s appearance by removing the top layers of dead skin through a fine planing procedure. This is a safe and painless way of exfoliating the skin’s dead cells in addition to removing the fine ‘peach-fuzz’ hair we have on our faces.
Microdermaplaning softens, smoothes, and improves irregularities, giving the skin a silky texture.
Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the treatment simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. It is a great first choice for patients who have excess vellus (peach -fuzz) hair on the skin.
This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives a healthier looking skin.
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Dermaplaning may be recommended to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels as well as prior to superficial peels or before a facial.
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with
- Fine vellus “peach fuzz” hair:
- Rough dry skin
- Superficial hyperpigmentation
- Mild acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.