What Is Dermaplaning?

Diwan_DermaplaningWhen you wake up and take a look in the mirror–fresh in the morning and sans makeup–is your skin as smooth as you would like it to be? If you are like most men and women, vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dull skin get in the way of achieving truly touchable and glowing skin. However, you don’t have to accept this as your permanent skin situation!

Many patients have come into Dr. Diwan’s Westlake office with one specific question: “how do I get rid of peach fuzz?” To these women, Dr. Diwan often recommends dermaplaning for a brighter, smoother complexion. Here are some important things to know when considering this popular skin treatment.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Even as women, we have our fair share of “facial hair”–or as what we like to call: peach fuzz. These small, barely visible hairs on your chin, cheeks, and forehead often get in the way of having silky smooth skin. Dermaplaning is a treatment that allows you to eliminate that top layer of dead skin cells (aka exfoliation) and peach fuzz, leaving you with smooth, soft and brighter skin. You may not even realize how much hair you really have until you are hair free!

At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, our trained and certified staff use a sharp blade to precisely scrape off the top layer to reveal a fresher, more youthful appearance. Dermaplaning is a simple concept with unbelievably exciting results. It’s pain-free and quick, with no recovery time–what more could you ask from your skincare treatment?

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning has numerous benefits that have made this simple procedure popular among Dr. Diwan’s patients. These benefits include:
• Removal of vellus hair (peach fuzz)
• Exfoliation for improved skin tone
• Improved skin texture
• Brag-worthy softness
• Improved penetration of skin care products
• Results that last for weeks (approximately 3 weeks depending on the patient)
Our patients love how dermaplaning allows for easier makeup application and skin so soft that it’s hard NOT to touch it.

Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?

Dermaplaning is for individuals who wish to improve the texture of their skin, remove unwanted vellus hair, or achieve radiant skin by the removal of dead skin cells. Due to the process of gently scraping the top layer of skin, dermaplaning may not be a good match for those with acne or overly sensitive skin.
If you have concerns regarding your skin’s reaction to dermaplaning, please discuss your concerns with Dr. Renuka Diwan during your initial consultation. At this time, she will share with you any recommendations for optimal skin results.

If you are interested in dermaplaning at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center, please don’t hesitate to schedule your initial consultation today.