Dermaplaning is a safe and effective skincare treatment to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. A licensed anesthetist performs this treatment using a fine scalpel to scrape the skin’s top layers, removing dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz).

Professional dermaplaning is a safe, effective, and relaxing way to exfoliate and renew your skin. This treatment removes the tiny hairs on your face and reveals the smoother, healthier skin underneath. Contact our office in Charlotte, North Carolina, today to see how our cosmetic specialists can help you achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin through dermaplaning.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Besides brighter-looking and smoother skin, this treatment has many other benefits:

  1. Makeup application is smoother
  2. Skincare products can penetrate the surface more deeply
  3. Effective treatment before chemical peels or facials
  4. Improve the appearance of fine lines and deep acne scars
  5. Remove unwanted facial hair and peach fuzz
  6. Safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers
  7. No downtime
  8. Non-invasive
  9. Immediate results
  10. You can repeat treatment as often as every month

Dermaplaning works best on drier skin types. Clients who suffer from severe acne or are looking for more extensive hair removal may not be suitable for this procedure. When you visit us, our doctors will evaluate your skin type and condition, then determine the right treatment to achieve your cosmetic goals. Dermaplaning is not recommended for everyone, so it’s important to see a trusted surgeon who can properly assess your skin care needs.

Steps of Dermaplaning Treatment

When you come to Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we will listen to your esthetic goals and create a treatment plan just for you. Similar to waxing, dermaplaning removes the top dead layers of skin. It also provides gentle exfoliation and removes thin, unwanted facial hair.

During your treatment, your specialist will evaluate your skin type and needs. This way, we can perform the right treatment for everyone’s individual needs. He or she will clean the skin and use a dermaplaning tool to scrape away the skin and hair on your chin, cheeks, forehead, and neck. This tool uses a single blade to gently remove peach fuzz and dead skin, revealing the younger-looking, healthy skin underneath.

After the face and neck areas have been treated, the specialist will apply a serum to hydrate and refresh the skin. There is no downtime following treatment, allowing you to return to your normal routine immediately. Minor redness is not uncommon, but this will subside shortly after treatment. Anesthesia is not required, and there is little to no discomfort associated with dermaplaning.

There are store-bought dermaplaning tools available. These blades often are not as sharp and effective as professional equipment. Home dermaplaning can lead to skin injuries and discomfort. For even, effective results and a comfortable experience, see a professional for dermaplaning.

It is very important to wear sunscreen following this treatment. Your skin is more sensitive to the sun and hyperpigmentation, or dark spots, can occur when proper protection is not used.