If you’re like many people, you’ve considered dermaplaning – but is it the right choice for you, or would a HydraFacial, laser treatment for red skin, or ThreeForMe be a better decision? This guide to dermaplaning can help you make the right choice with your doctor’s help. When you’re ready, check out our Ann Arbor dermaplaning services and schedule your complimentary consultation.
The Ultimate Dermaplaning Guide
Dermaplaning is a treatment gently exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin cells on your face (or another area). It also removes fine facial hair – what most people call peach fuzz – and in many people, creates a more youthful, radiant appearance. Dermaplaning can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lets your natural beauty shine through.
This guide tackles the most common questions we hear about dermaplaning, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for here, please call our office at 734-249-8722 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Deepa Macha.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Not everyone is a good candidate for dermaplaning. If you have active acne, a sunburn, rosacea or highly sensitive skin, or if you’ve recently used Accutane, other treatments are better for you. Your doctor can help you choose the right treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your skin.
The ideal candidate for dermaplaning has one or more of the following:
- Aging skin
- Dry skin
- Fine lines
- Rough skin
- Shallow acne scars
- Superficial hyperpigmentation (differences in skin color that lie close to the surface of the skin)
- Uneven skin tone
Is Dermaplaning Safe?
When performed by a properly trained physician, dermaplaning is safe for most people. In fact, it’s as safe as shaving your legs is. (Just remember, it’s not the right treatment for everyone; people with sensitive skin, active acne and a handful of other conditions are better off with other treatments.)
Are There Side Effects From Dermaplaning?
Your face may be slightly red after dermaplaning, and the redness may last for a few hours. Some people develop whiteheads in the first day or two after dermaplaning, but those typically resolve themselves quickly.
Does Dermaplaning Hurt?
Dermaplaning involves gently scraping off the outer layer of your skin, which doesn’t hurt.
How Long Does Dermaplaning Take?
In most cases, dermaplaning only takes 30 to 45 minutes per session. Your doctor will dermaplane your entire face during a session. Generally, one dermaplaning session removes about 21 days’ worth of dead skin from your face.
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Is Dermaplaning the Same Thing as Microdermabrasion?
Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are two different things, though both are forms of exfoliation. Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, and it’s a more effective and thorough process than microdermabrasion is. (Microdermabrasion doesn’t remove peach fuzz, nor does it exfoliate as deeply as dermaplaning does.)
How Often Can I Have My Face Dermaplaned?
It’s important to let your facial skin rejuvenate between sessions. Because dermaplaning removes about three weeks’ worth of dead skin, you should wait at least that long before making another dermaplaning appointment in our Ann Arbor office.
Will My Facial Hair Grow Back Thicker or Darker After Dermaplaning?
Your facial hair won’t grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning. That’s because the hair on your face – known as vellus hair – continues to grow back at the same rate and texture as it always has. Your peach fuzz will eventually come back after dermaplaning.
Should I Have a Chemical Peel After Dermaplaning?
Some people choose to have a chemical peel after dermaplaning. Because dermaplaning treats hyperkeratosis – the build-up of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface – chemical peels are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. Combining dermaplaning and a chemical peel can create a more effective treatment that leaves your skin looking and feeling refreshed.
Ready to Talk About Dermaplaning in Ann Arbor?
Our Ann Arbor med spa can help you get the look you want, from clear and youthful skin to fat reduction. Call or text us at 734-249-8722 or fill out the form below to get in touch.