This exfoliating skin treatment removes lifeless cells and undesired facial hair above the upper lip.

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 in Westlake Village. This is a very effective exfoliation procedure that can be performed quickly and with minimal skin irritation, when administered by our highly-trained providers. After your Dermaplane procedure is complete, your skin will feel smoother, and much of the fine hair on the face will also be eliminated. Further, the expert providers in our Westlake Village practice can administer Dermaplane exfoliation as either a standalone procedure, or to prepare the skin for special serum infusions or other facial treatments. Please call (805) 497-0097 to schedule your Dermaplane treatment in Westlake Village.

How Dermaplane Works

Dermaplane is one of many exfoliation treatments offered by American Skin Institute providers in Westlake Village and Sherman Oaks. 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.

When American Skin Institute providers administer Dermaplane in our Westlake Village or Sherman Oaks practices, they 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 aestheticians in Westlake Village or Sherman Oaks, 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 in our Westlake Village or Sherman Oaks practices, 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, American Skin Institute providers 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 Sherman Oaks or Westlake Village practices for Dermaplane treatments, you will be able to consult with one of our expert providers, 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.

To learn about our Dermaplane treatments in Westlake Village, please call (805) 497-0097, or fill out the Contact Form below!

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At American Skin Institute of Los Angeles, we're proud to offer Dermaplane to the Los Angeles area and across Southern California. With three locations in Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Westlake Village, we are easily accessible to residents throughout the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for Dermaplane, including: Agoura, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Camarillo, Chatsworth, Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission Hills, Moorpark, North Hollywood, Simi Valley, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Valley Glen, Westwood, Woodland Hills

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