Dermaplaning exfoliation is a type of cosmetic procedure designed to reduce scarring, wrinkles, discoloration, and other skin concerns by removing the uppermost layer of the skin. This procedure can give the skin a bright, youthful, and even appearance in a single treatment. At Bay Dermatology in Tampa, we offer dermaplaning exfoliation for a range of skin concerns. Continue reading to learn more about this innovative procedure.
How Does Dermaplaning Exfoliation Work?
The dermaplaning procedure uses an exfoliating blade. It runs over the surface of the skin at a 45 degree angle to remove dead and damaged skin cells, scar tissue, and hair. The blade is sterile and disposed of after treatment.
Your skin is frequently exposed to impurities that can cause damage and create a dull appearance. By removing damaged skin cells with a blade, dermaplaning allows new skin cells to surface, giving your skin a healthy glow. The procedure can also help even out the skin’s texture and increase elasticity.
What Can Dermaplaning Treat?
Dermaplaning can aid in the treatment of various skin concerns, including:
- Signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots
- Scarring, including acne scars
- Sun damage
- Dull, dry, or damaged skin
What Can I Expect From Dermaplaning Treatment?
Dermaplaning is a fast, convenient, in-office procedure with no down time. It generally takes just 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You may be offered sedation, typically as local anesthesia with a sedative or numbing spray. After the procedure, the doctor will apply a moisturizer or other soothing cream to your face, as well as sunscreen.
The dermaplaning procedure is pain-free and low-risk. No downtime is required after treatment and you can resume normal activities You may experience minor redness after the procedure, but this typically fades within hours after treatment. It’s also normal to experience whiteheads in the day or two after the procedure.
Results from dermaplaning are usually apparent right after treatment. However, results aren’t permanent and generally last for about a month.
After dermaplaning, it’s important to take care of your skin. In particular, be sure to apply sunscreen whenever you go outside and limit sun exposure as much as possible.
Dermaplaning is a safe and non-invasive treatment to improve the appearance of your skin. Contact Bay Dermatology in Tampa today to learn more about dermaplaning and how it may provide benefits for your cosmetic concerns.