Dermaplaning is an easy procedure which exfoliates the skin’s epidermis and removes any fine vellus hair. This hair is commonly referred to as “peach fuzz.” Vellus hair is primarily found on the face, on the cheeks, and underneath the ears. Dermaplaning is a quick procedure that doesn’t have any adverse effects so this treatment solution is appealing to a variety of patients with various skin types.
Patients who benefit most from dermaplaning are individuals with rough, dry skin or have superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, fine lines or wrinkles. The dermaplaning treatment results in a much smoother, refined, glowing appearance. One of the best benefits of this treatment is it is a minor procedure so there is no downtime or required recovery. With the use of topical creams and sunscreen, you will be able to ensure and safeguard the treatment locations.
To perform the dermaplaning procedure, the skincare specialist and licensed aesthetician, Kim Smeltzer, uses a scalpel and a delicate touch. The method simply grazes the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. The patient only risks obtaining superficial scrapes or nicks on the skin, which is the benefit of the treatment to remove the vellus hair. After the area has been treated, the patient will use a moisturizer and sunscreen to protect the fresh skin.
Patients frequently confuse dermaplaning with dermabrasion or microdermabrasion, but they are very different treatments. Dermaplaning is a procedure that shaves the epidermis while dermabrasion is a procedure that abrades the dermis using a “whisk-like” device to smooth the skin.
To learn more about dermaplaning treatments and find out if it is the right solution for your unwanted “peach fuzz” hair, please contact Charleston Aesthetics today! We would be happy to schedule your consultation appointment, answer your questions, and develop a treatment plan that ensures you achieve the ultra-smooth look you have always wanted.