What Is Dermaplaning Skin Resurfacing?


Dermaplaning, microplanning, or blading involves skimming hair and dead skin cells from the face. Your cosmetic surgeon will use an exfoliating blade for this non-invasive procedure. The treatment allows for a more youthful looking, smoother, and radiant skin. It can also remove acne-related deep scarring and uneven pockmarks.

Your plastic surgeon may recommend this procedure if you are troubled by “peach fuzz” characterized by short, soft hair on your face. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide dermaplaning skin resurfacing to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding communities.

Candidates for Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure and is safe for any skin type. Unlike various types of cosmetic surgery, this non-surgical procedure does not involve general anesthesia and can be performed in-office. Ideal candidate would have any of the following characteristics:

  • acne scars
  • sun-damaged skin
  • fine wrinkles
  • dull skin
  • dry skin

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

The exfoliating blade used in dermaplaning treatments looks like a regular sharp razor used for removing body hair. Dermaplaning follows the same concept as shaving leg hair. The treatment provider drags a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle on your skin. The blade is dragged slowly to remove scar tissues, dead cells, and any other debris from the skin.

Sun damage and daily environmental toxins can cause your skin to become uneven. The topmost layer can appear dull which can make you look older than what you are. Dermaplaning offers a novel way to avoid undergoing plastic surgery for newer, youthful looking skin.

Understanding Dermaplaning Procedure

You should not feel any pain during dermaplaning procedure. However, there may be a tingling sensation. Your treatment provider will get you comfortable in a clean room. They will use a numbing spray or local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

Once you are relaxed, the provider will use a manual or electronic dermaplaning tool to scrape your skin. The blade will be used at a 45-degree angle for maximum efficiency. Exfoliation takes about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the targeted area. The provider will use a soothing substance like aloe to calm your skin once the treatment is finished.

Dermaplaning Recovery and Results

There is no downtime involved with this procedure. You may feel a mild tingling sensation from the constant scraping and your skin may appear red. These symptoms should go away in a day or two.

Dermaplaning results can be seen instantly. However, you should give it a few days to see full results. Your skin will appear brighter and more radiant. This will continue to grow as the redness disappears and full results manifest.

You should know that being a non-invasive treatment, dermaplaning does not offer permanent results. However, they do last for a fairly long time. You should always have a sunscreen on after getting this procedure done. Sun damage can quickly reverse the results. Sun exposure can also create pigment blotches all over your skin cells.

Cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for dermaplaning skin resurfacing procedure.

Contact The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas for More Information

For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.
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