Dermaplaning

Non-Surgical Procedures

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective exfoliation treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. This procedure is suitable for all skin types and can help to address dry and/or rough skin, acne scars, large or clogged pores, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermaplaning is recommended for those who are looking for a non-invasive and affordable skin rejuvenation treatment that is quick, painless, and has little to no downtime.

Dr. Diwan is happy to offer personalized dermaplaning treatments to patients at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake.

How is dermaplaning performed?

Dermaplaning, sometimes referred to as blading, utilizes a surgical scalpel to gently shave the surface of the face. The sterile blade is gently brushed over the skin in light, even motions. This technique eliminates the upper-most layer of dead skin cells, as well as any peach fuzz (vellus hairs) that can trap oil and dirt.

Treatment sessions typically last about 30 minutes and multiple sessions may be recommended to maximize results. Pain and discomfort are very minimal so no anesthesia is needed. However, a topical anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment to ensure a comfortable experience.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning comfortably exfoliates the surface of the face to reveal fresher and healthier-looking skin. The blade removes dry, dead skin cells which helps to improve the appearance of common concerns such as acne scars, fine wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

In addition, topical facial products (such as the skincare products you use daily) will be better absorbed and increasingly effective. Many patients notice that makeup also goes on more evenly. More powerful results can be achieved when combining dermaplaning with another facial therapy, such as a chemical peel or laser treatment.

How long is recovery after dermaplaning?

There is usually no downtime or recovery period after a dermaplaning treatment. Since this procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, most of Dr. Diwan’s patients feel comfortable returning to work or daily activities shortly after their procedure. Some redness and inflammation may occur and the skin may be more sensitive to sunlight and skin care products for a few days following treatment. Dermaplaning often poses no serious side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, Dr. Diwan and her highly trained staff will be more than happy to assist and provide any needed information.

When will I notice the results of dermaplaning?

You will experience noticeable results shortly after your dermaplaning session. Your skin will look and feel more smooth and you should notice a refreshed complexion. Once any redness and swelling subsides, your face will have a healthier and more youthful appearance. Optimal results can be achieved over time with multiple treatments.

Ask Dr. Diwan about what skin treatment might be right for you at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake.

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