What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe and effective technique for removing the outermost layers of skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, aging and scarring. A secondary benefit of the technique is the removal of fine vellus hair on the face. Dermaplaning is one of our advanced exfoliation treatments that can be performed on most skin types.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
Our board-certified dermatologists offer dermaplaning as a cosmetic dermatology treatment because it:
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Improves the absorption of skin care products
- Enhances makeup application
- Reduces acne and breakouts
The treatment is very effective for:
- Acne scars
- Rough, dry skin
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin color
- Aged skin
- Pregnant women who cannot have chemical peels and other treatments
People with active acne or extremely oily skin should not have dermaplaning treatments. We will recommend alternative procedures.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
The aesthetician uses a surgical scalpel that is pulled gently across the skin. Although you feel very little during the treatment, the application of the scalpel in this manner removes a great degree of dead skin cells, dirt and debris. The primary difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion is that the vellus hair is removed during the treatment.
What to Expect from Dermaplaning
Your skin may have a slightly pink appearance after the treatment, but it will be noticeably smoother. Dermaplaning takes about 30 minutes, and you can repeat the treatment monthly. No downtime is required.
Many patients are concerned with the removal of the vellus hair, as they believe that it will grow back darker and thicker. Although this does occur with other hair on the body, this is not the case with vellus hair.
How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost in Birmingham?
Dermaplaning is an affordable skin rejuvenation treatment for younger and older patients. After you meet with our aesthetician to develop a treatment plan, we explain the associated costs. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers several convenient payment options, including cash, checks and major credit cards. We also offer financing options for qualified patients.
If you have a dull complexion or have trouble applying makeup and high-quality skin care products, dermaplaning may be an option for you. The technique removes the vellus hair and layer of damaged skin from your face to reveal fresh, new skin cells. If you are looking for dermaplaning treatments in the Birmingham area, contact Dermatologists of Birmingham to schedule a personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.