Dermaplaning in our Boston, MA Med Spa

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what is Dermaplaning?

If skin rejuvenation treatments, like facials and microdermabrasion, are no longer giving you the outcome you desire, but you want to avoid lasers and more invasive procedures, consider dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is an innovative skin treatment and facial rejuvenation technique that smoothes the surface of your skin by gently removing dead skin cells and vellus facial hair for a softer, more youthful look. Also called dermablading, this treatment is completed with a careful scraping technique while using a facial blade. Our group is thrilled to offer dermaplaning treatments at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA. Dermaplaning is becoming more popular these days because while it is noninvasive, it can provide smoother, younger-looking skin.

What Are The Benefits Of Dermplaning?

Dermaplaning in Boston, MA at The DeRosa Center is a simple, yet effective way to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. It offers several great benefits, including:

  • It's noninvasive and nonsurgical
  • Removes dead, damaged skin cells
  • Reduces lines and wrinkles
  • Removes unwanted vellum hair (peach fuzz)
  • Refreshes and rejuvenates the skin
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Softens and smooths rough texture
  • Balances uneven skin tone
  • Boosts collagen production
  • Reduces acne flareups

can i get dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning procedures are considered relatively safe and effective for women with all skin tones. Women with severe acne should discuss their skin condition with our team beforehand, as should those with rosacea or highly sensitive skin.  Ideal candidates for dermaplaning procedures include patients searching for an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and who have fine facial hair or an uneven skin tone.  It's a popular choice for those who have an event, such as a wedding or holiday, and want their make-up to be applied flawlessly. 

how is dermaplaning performed?

We complete dermaplaning treatments in our office as an outpatient procedure. After we clean your skin, we will carefully scrape the surface of the face with a blade. The technician will repeatedly skim the surface of your skin until the treatment area or entire face is completed. The amount of time needed depends on whether a section or the whole face is addressed. At your consultation, we will provide additional information and answer any questions you might have.

how long is recovery after dermaplaning?

In the hours following your dermaplaning session, you may find your face to be pink. This is a normal side effect that will fade in the coming days. It's common for peeling to occur as the skin heals. But it is important not to scratch the treatment area, and you should let your skin heal naturally. Patients should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because the skin will be sensitive in the days and weeks after the procedure. Patients can expect results soon after as dermaplaning produces softer, smoother skin instantaneously. In the interest of protecting your newly revealed skin, the technician will discuss an improved skin care routine with you, including the regular application of sunscreen.

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Dermaplaning FAQS

Does dermaplaning hurt?
This procedure will not hurt. Our patients typically do not report any discomfort throughout the procedure, as it is very noninvasive and only applies to the surface of your skin. Your skin will be left supple and smooth after the peach fuzz and damaged cells are removed via this procedure.

Is dermaplaning good for my skin?
Patients who have a significant amount of peach fuzz or dulled skin might find this procedure to be an excellent option. In addition, patients with sensitive skin may prefer this procedure over more intense facial options, such as chemical peels. This process helps cleanse your skin of dead skin cells and bacteria, which will help restore a smooth and glowy look to your skin.

Does my hair grow back thicker?
No. This is a popular myth but there is no validity to it. Dermaplaning will not create thicker or darker hair in the areas where hair is removed.

How often should I get dermaplaning done?
The frequency of dermaplaning treatments can vary based on individual skin type and goals, but generally, it is safe and effective to have the procedure done every three to four weeks. This timeline aligns with the natural cycle of skin cell turnover, ensuring each session removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz for optimal results.

Can I wear makeup immediately after dermaplaning?
After dermaplaning, your skin will be particularly receptive to skincare products, but it's recommended to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup. This allows your skin to breathe and recover from the exfoliation process, minimizing the risk of irritation and ensuring the best possible results from the treatment.

What should I avoid in my skincare routine after dermaplaning?
Post-dermaplaning, it's important to avoid any harsh products containing acids, such as alpha-hydroxy acids and beta-hydroxy acids, for at least 48 hours. Additionally, avoid direct sunlight and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the newly exposed skin from UV damage. This helps maintain skin health and prolongs the smooth appearance achieved from dermaplaning.

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DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers high-quality, top-notch cosmetic care to women and men in the Boston, MA area. Our medical team provides maximum results in a minimally invasive way. Dermaplaning is an exciting cosmetic treatment proven to soften and smooth your skin and help accentuate your natural beauty. If you want to learn more about this skin treatment or if you are ready to schedule your consultation with one of our doctors, call our office today.

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