PATIENT TESTIMONIAL: DERMAPLANING
Put your freshest face forward. Remove peach fuzz and unveil smooth, silky skin with our dermaplaning treatments.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, medical facial rejuvenation and exfoliation treatment that uses a wide surgical blade to gently scrape the outermost layer of dead, dull skin cells. It also removes soft or vellus hair, leaving the skin appearing smoother and brighter.
Sometimes referred to as epidermal leveling or blading, the treatment is safely performed using a sterile surgical blade, and the skin is gently exfoliated, removing dead skin cells and impurities.
During this treatment, vellus hair, more commonly known as “peach fuzz” is also removed. This hair will not grow back any thicker or darker than it was before treatment.
Dermaplaning may be done as an alternative to a chemical peel, or as the first step of a multi-level treatment which combines dermaplaning with a chemical peel for deeper penetration of the peel.
What issues can dermaplaning address?
An epidermal levelling procedure like dermaplaning can be beneficial for everyone, however this treatment is particularly good for improving skin issues including:
- Pit marks.
- Acne scars.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Rough, dry skin.
- Sun-related damage.
- Enlarged pores.
- Skin texture.
This treatment is not recommended for patients with acne.
Dermaplaning vs shaving: Unlike traditional shaving, the smaller blade removes dead skin cells and facial hair to leave skin more even in tone and texture.
What are the dermaplaning benefits?
Dermaplaning is a highly sought after treatment because it provides the dermaplane glow benefits without traumatizing the skin.
- Improving the ability of skin care products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.
- Making makeup application smoother and easier to apply due to the absence of peach fuzz.
- No downtime and very few side effects.
- Superior results when comparing results of microdermabrasion vs dermaplaning
- Collagen and elastin production increases, which helps fight the signs of aging.
The results of your dermaplaning treatment usually last about a month.
Is dermaplaning safe if you are pregnant?
If you are pregnant or nursing, please let our medical aesthetician know during your initial consultation.
Who is not suitable for dermaplaning?
To ensure optimal results and your safety, there are some issues that may require us to postpone your dermaplaning treatment including:
- Skin issues: (e.g acne flare-up.) Having a manual exfoliation treatment could cause additional skin irritation and increase the likelihood of an injury or the development of an infection.
- Cold sores: if you have a cold sore, your dermaplaning treatment will need to be postponed. Let us know and we can discuss the possibility of using a prophylactic treatment to ward off a cold sore breakout prior to your treatment.
Why choose a dermaplaning treatment at Fresh Face + Eye?
Looking for a dermaplaning facial near me?
While there are dermaplaning at home options like the Flawless dermaplaning glo and dermaplaning glo dermaplaning tools, your best option - particularly if you’re having the treatment done for the first time - is to have it done by an expert rather than DIY dermaplaning.
Avoid dermaplane regret and the need to work out how to dermaplane. Treat yourself and your face and let us do it for you.
At her office in New Jersey, the dermaplane pros of Fresh Face + Eye regularly perform these manual exfoliation treatments to smooth, brighten and rejuvenate their patients’ skin.
A Board-Certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Specialist, Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal has been serving the Northern NJ area for a decade. She takes great pride in empowering and transforming all her patients with the results and knowledge that makes them look and feel great.
Is it a painful treatment?
No, the scraping technique is safe and painless. Since the top layer of skin consists of dead skin cells, shaving off this outer layer does not hurt.
What will my skin look like immediately after dermaplaning?
Your skin may be a little pink immediately after. It also may have an immediately more noticeable glow however it generally takes several days to notice the full effect of the treatment.
What aftercare do I need to know following my dermaplaning treatment at Fresh Face + Eye?
Your skin will appear slightly pink or red immediately after your treatment. This side effect typically fades within 30 minutes of the procedure.
You may find your skin is sensitive for the two to three days following treatment. Try to avoid touching your face with your hands or with your phone. Use gentle products on your skin; non-acid cleansers and a simple sunscreen of at least SPF 15 are okay to use.
Sweating and exercising need to be avoided for at least 48 hours of the procedure.
While some patients notice that their skin looks brighter right away, it usually takes a few days for the full effect of this treatment to become visible.
You must avoid sun exposure and apply daily sunscreen for at least three weeks following your treatment. If the treatment area suffers a sunburn, the results achieved may be lost and blemishes could develop.
How long does the procedure take?
About 20 to 30 minutes.
Will the fine hairs or vellus hair on my face removed during epidermal blading grow back darker or coarser?
No, this is a myth. Hair removed during your dermaplaning treatment does not grow back any darker or thicker than they were prior to their removal.
Can dermaplaning be combined with other treatments?
Yes. We like to use dermaplaning in combination with other treatments such as chemical peels and light therapy for enhanced results.
Sometimes a dermaplaning procedure is performed instead of a chemical peel.
If you are undergoing a multi-level skin treatment, dermaplaning may be performed as the first step in this combination treatment, followed by a chemical peel. Having the epidermal blading treatment first allows the peel to reach deeper layers of skin.
Is dermaplaning safe for people of all skin types and tones?
Yes, epidermal leveling is a safe option for people of all skin tones and types.
What areas of the body is dermaplaning used on?
This treatment is only performed on the neck and face, excluding the eyebrow area because eyebrow hair is significantly thicker than the vellus hair removed during this facial treatment.
What happens in my initial consultation for dermaplaning at Fresh Face + Eye?
During the consultation, our medical aesthetician will ask you what skin issues you’ve been experiencing or if you just want to smooth and brighten your skin.
If you are having the treatment for a specific purpose or issue, we will examine your skin to determine if an epidermal blading treatment is the best option for your desired results.
Once the examination is complete, you’ll either be scheduled in for your NJ dermaplaning treatment or recommended an alternative treatment or procedure that will deliver you optimal results.
Will I have the opportunity to ask any questions?
Absolutely. Dr. Purewal and our team are always happy to answer your questions about the various products and procedures we offer at Fresh Face + Eye. In fact, we encourage it!
You will never be pressured or coerced into purchasing a product or procedure - recommendations are offered when requested, but the decisions to what you do are entirely yours, as they should be.
Do I need to do anything differently or take precautions prior to my dermaplaning treatment?
For at least two weeks before your NJ dermaplaning treatment, you need to avoid direct exposure to UV rays, including those emitted from the bulbs in tanning beds. It is vital you use some type of gentle sunscreen during any sun exposure in this period as sunburn increases the sensitivity of the skin. This increased sensitivity can make the manual exfoliating process quite uncomfortable rather than the pain-free treatment it is normally.
You should also avoid using retinoids and harsh chemicals like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid on your skin as they can cause irritation or dry out the skin cells.
Having chemical peels or any other type of facial procedure and using non-shaving hair removal methods (e.g., hair removal creams, epilators, etc.) within the two weeks before the dermaplaning procedure is also not recommended as they can decrease the treatment’s effectiveness and cause sensitivity that could make the procedure uncomfortable.
What happens during my dermaplaning procedure at Fresh Face + Eye?
The process takes only 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish.
1.Cleansing the face and neck.
We start by cleansing your face to remove excess oil, dirt and bacteria from the surface of the skin. If we’re dermaplaning your neck, this will also be cleansed.
2. The exfoliation process.
Holding your skin taught, the surgical blade is placed at a 45-degree angle to gently shave your face.
We’ll intermittently apply warm towels to the face to help remove any stray hairs.
3. Applying the hydrating moisturizer.
After the dermaplaning process is complete, you’ll receive a cream designed to moisturize, hydrate and soothe the newly exposed skin.
4. Applying sunscreen.
To protect your vibrant, newly exposed skin, we apply a sunscreen.
What are the potential side effects following a dermaplaning treatment?
Breakouts: As the top layer of skin has been exfoliated, your pores are unclogged which can cause impurities in the lower layers of skin to rise to the surface resulting in a breakout. With proper, gentle care, this issue can be remedied quite easily.
Mild soreness: Some patients experience mild soreness which can be treated using cold compresses. Remember to always place something between the bare skin and the ice; otherwise, tissue damage may result.
This symptom usually dissipates within four days.
How often do I need to have a dermaplaning treatment?
You must wait at least four weeks between dermaplaning treatments. This gives the skin time to complete the normal skin renewal process that typically occurs every 28 days.
What is the dermaplaning cost?
The cost of epidermal blading treatments varies. Once our medical aesthetician has the opportunity to meet you, she can determine how much a dermaplaning treatment will cost. Please contact the office for any pricing enquiries.
Would insurance cover this treatment?
As this is a cosmetic procedure that is mainly performed for aesthetic purposes, health insurance does not usually cover these kinds of procedures/treatments.
If you are in, or will be in, the Northern New Jersey area and you would like to schedule an appointment at Fresh Face & Eye to learn more about the dermaplaning treatment, please call (973) 635-4000 or click here to request an in-house or a virtual consultation with Board-Certified Oculoplastics and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Specialist, Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal. Dr. Purewal has been serving the Northern NJ area for a decade. She takes great pride in helping people attain the facial features that they desire.