The hallmark of a youthful appearance is bright, glowing, smooth skin. While medical grade skin care, neurotoxins, microneedling, scrubs and peels can help you meet that goal, it’s great to have a variety of tools in your cosmetic toolbox to choose from. Dermaplaning is one more treatment that can help you meet your cosmetic goals.

What is dermaplaning?

First and foremost, dermaplaning is a deep exfoliation treatment. However, unlike traditional exfoliation techniques, this treatment uses a sharp surgical scalpel to physically remove the top layer of skin.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Benefits of dermaplaning include:

  • Renewed complexion
  • Deeper product penetration for serums and creams
  • Smoother, more evenly toned skin
  • Removal of dead, pore-clogging skin
  • Removal of peach fuzz
  • Smoother make-up application
  • Reduced acne scarring
  • Minimized fine lines

What is involved in the actual treatment?

Preparation: In preparation for the treatment, the skin is cleaned with a gentle cleanser
to remove any make-up, dirt, and oil from the skin. Then a gentle toner is applied to
ensure that the skin is even and unnecessary skin oils are removed.

Dermaplane: Just prior to dermaplaning, a special oil is applied to the skin. Then a
sterile scalpel is scraped gently over your face at a 45-degree angle. The skin is pulled
taut and the scalpel is used in an upward motion in small sections until your entire face
has been exfoliated. Usually, this part of the treatment takes less than 20 minutes.

If the words “sharp” and “scalpel” scare you, have no fear – in the hands of a skilled
professional the procedure is minimally invasive and painless. In fact, it is one of the
simplest, quickest and least painful cosmetic procedures. The treatment takes less
than 20 minutes.

Following the treatment, the skin will be rinsed and moisturized. As with every
treatment, you will be sent home with post care instructions.

How often should this be done?

Consistency is key to ensure optimal results from dermaplaning. We recommend a
dermaplaning treatment once a month. This ensures that old cells are removed and
new healthy cells are visible. This is particularly important when using a retinol.

If you’re ready for the smooth, glowing skin dermaplaning can deliver, then contact
BeautoxEtc today – we look forward to helping you look and feel your absolute best!

Mary Dealy

Mary Dealy, is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of clinical expertise from some of Massachusetts most prestigious hospitals. She launched BeautoxEtc, a cosmetic dermatology practice located in Medfield, Massachusetts.

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