Get a Refreshed Look in Marco Island and Naples, Florida
A buildup of dead, uneven skin on the surface can give your skin a dull appearance. Dermaplaning at the Naples, FL, and San Marco-based Skin Wellness Physicians is an exfoliating technique that involves a skilled skin specialist using light, careful strokes to remove dead skin cells with a specially designed blade.
The mechanical abrasion treatment clears the face of dull material and encourages a vibrant, healthy glow. Talk to the Skin Wellness Physicians team to determine whether this treatment would best deliver your desired results.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin exfoliation treatment and hair removal option. A skin specialist uses a surgical scalpel to manually remove the unwanted vellus hairs (the fine, wispy “baby hairs” or peach fuzz on the skin) while at the same time shaving away the layer of dead skin and dirt that builds up on the surface of the skin, called the epidermis.
Unlike other hair removal treatments like waxing and threading, the painless tool used for dermaplaning is held at a 45-degree angle while the skin is pulled tight. This sterile device is similar to a scalpel. Using it for exfoliation promotes the regeneration of new skin cells. The newly shaved skin is also brighter and clearer because dead skin and fine facial hairs give the surface a washed-out, lackluster look. Removing them produces a more radiant, softer, smoother, and youthful complexion.
Which Types of Skin Imperfections Can Dermaplaning Address?
A dermaplaning treatment can improve the appearance and feel of various skin irregularities, including dryness, sun damage, and blocked pores. Dermaplaning is also a great way to remove hairs that might bother you on the face in areas such as the cheeks and above the upper lip. If you are searching for an alternative way to remove facial hair and your skin is irritated by other hair removal treatments like waxing, you might be an ideal candidate for dermaplaning.
As long as a person’s skin is mostly healthy, almost anyone could be eligible for this treatment. People who have certain skin conditions—including active acne breakouts, cold sores, raised vascular lesions, eczema, hypertrophic scarring, keloid formations, excessive facial hair, hirsutism with hormonal imbalances, pigmentation problems, sensitive skin, or other inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea or psoriasis—should consider a different procedure if they want results best suited for their unique situation.
What Can You Expect After a Dermaplaning Session?
There is little to no recovery time needed after a session, and most normal activities can be resumed right away. With that in mind, patients should still be cautious about how they care for their skin. Expect some minor side effects, including pink or red skin and dry, flaky skin along with slightly increased sun sensitivity for a few days.
The skin will become more exposed and fragile after this treatment, so sun protection will be critical, and you should wear a high SPF sunscreen. The removal of the dead skin cells and hair also allows topical products that are applied after the treatment to penetrate and be absorbed better into the skin so that they can work more effectively. Makeup also goes on more smoothly.
Temporarily avoid shaving, and know that—despite the popular misconception—dermaplaning won’t actually cause fine hairs on the face to grow back thicker and coarser. Also avoid using harsh cleansers, swimming, exfoliating, waxing, and getting too much sun exposure after dermaplaning. The full results from dermaplaning will be noticeable around three days after the procedure.
Can Dermaplaning Be Handled at Home?
This treatment should be performed only by a professional who can assess the patient’s medical background and advise them on their skin and hair type. If dermaplaning isn’t carried out properly and safely, it can lead to complications such as scarring
Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments in Florida
Skin Wellness Physicians provides several solutions for skin enhancement in addition to dermaplaning. These include chemical peels (for which a chemical solution is used to slough away dead skin from the surface), HydraFacial to exfoliate and nourish the skin, and microneedling to encourage collagen production by creating tiny channels that trigger the skin's healing processes.