When skin treatments, like facials and microdermabrasion, are no longer giving you the results you desire, but you want to avoid more invasive procedures, you may be a candidate for dermaplaning skin treatments. Dermaplaning is an innovative cosmetic procedure and facial rejuvenation treatment that smoothes the surface of the skin by stripping away dead skin cells and vellus facial hair for a radiant, youthful look. Sometimes known as dermablading, this procedure is completed with a special tool and careful scraping techniques. Our talented plastic surgery and aesthetics team is proud to offer dermaplaning treatments at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute in Lubbock, TX. Dermaplaning is becoming more popular these days because while it is noninvasive, it is able to provide beautiful, smooth skin.
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Dermaplane procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis in our office. Once your skin is clean, the dermaplaning will begin with a gentle skimming of the skin's surface with a blade. The technician will scrape the treatment area many times until the needed areas have been evenly treated. The treatment time will depend upon whether a section or the entire face is being addressed. At a consultation beforehand, our team will help you to understand it with clarity. Often, dermaplaning is combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures to amplify and complement your results.
What to Expect
Following your dermaplaning session, you can expect your face to be pinkish but only for a few minutes. If your dermaplaning procedure has been combined with other services, you will be provided with instructions on how to properly care for your skin in the coming days. Patients should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun as the face will be sensitive in the days and weeks following your procedure. You can expect results quickly since dermaplaning produces softer, smoother skin instantaneously. To help you protect your refreshed skin, the technician will outline an improved skin care regimen with you, including the regular application of sunscreen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does dermaplaning cost?
In many cases, dermaplaning is combined with other procedures in a comprehensive skin care or aesthetic treatment plan. The cost of your treatments will be calculated after determining which procedures will most likely help you reach your aesthetic goals. A member of our team will help you understand costs prior to beginning your treatment.
Does it hurt?
Not at all. Similar to shaving, dermaplaning removes peach fuzz and the outermost layer of dead skin cells but does not break the skin or causes any injuries. The treatment will feel no more uncomfortable than shaving your underarms or legs.
Why is dermaplaning good for the skin?
While dermaplaning is not a necessary skin care treatment, it helps patients to achieve a glowing complexion. For this reason, it is ideal for patients to undergo treatment prior to a night out or a formal event.
How often should I get dermaplaning?
For the very best results, our team recommends that you receive a dermaplaning treatment once a month or every 4 – 6 weeks. Speak with a member of our team to determine when they think it's best for you to return for follow-up treatments.