As part of our commitment to bring the widest array of aesthetic treatment options to our patients, American Skin Institute offers a number of exfoliation treatments, including Dermaplane. This is a very effective exfoliation procedure that can be performed quickly and with minimal skin irritation, when administered by our highly-trained nurse. After your Dermaplane procedure is complete, your skin will feel smoother, and much of the fine hair on the face will also be eliminated.
HOW DERMAPLANE WORKS
In some ways, it is similar to microdermabrasion procedures, such as DiamondTome, in that it removes dead skin cells from the surface your skin, to gradually reduce hyperpigmentation and the appearance of wrinkles. However, Dermaplane is distinctly different.
Your nurse will use a specialized sharp blade. The blade is positioned at an approximately 45 degree angle in relation to the skin, and is gently swept across the skin’s surface.
The sweeping action gently removes dead skin cells in the upper-most layers of the skin; cells which are often at the end of the skin’s natural regeneration cycle and can make it appear dull or discolored.
In the process, the Dermaplane blade also removes the fine hair on the skin, which can reduce the need for waxing, although this procedure does not take the place of facial waxing completely.
DOES DERMAPLANE HURT?
No, when performed by our expert nurse, Dermaplane does not hurt at all and doesn’t require any local or topical anesthetics. In many ways it feels similar to shaving the skin, with a scrubbing sensation, but no pain.
DOES HAIR GROW BACK THICKER?
One issue that patients are often concerned with when getting Dermaplane, is whether facial hair will grow back thicker or grow back faster. There is no need to worry, as Dermaplane will not cause any of these problems. The treatment is designed to remove dead skin cells, and any facial hair that is cut during the process will grow back at its normal rate and normal thickness. Dermaplane will not cause any changes to the hair growth cycle or thickness.
CAN DERMAPLANE TREAT OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?
Typically, your nurse will perform Dermaplane treatments only on the face. Although the treatment can be administered on other parts of the body, it is less efficient for covering large areas than other exfoliation treatments.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET DERMAPLANE TREATMENTS?
When visiting our practice for Dermaplane treatments, you will be able to consult with our expert nurse, who will help you design a custom treatment schedule. However, in most cases it is recommended to get Dermaplane treatments in intervals of 3-4 weeks, as this will coincide with the skin’s natural regeneration cycle, and makes the procedure more beneficial.
If you are concerned with the current quality of your skin and would like to have procedures more frequently, a custom treatment plan can be designed where Dermaplane is administered every 3-4 weeks, with other facial treatments (like Vitamin C Facial, for example) being scheduled in between.