Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique that can be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. The procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. It can remove dirt and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin using a special blade, and it leaves the skin feeling smooth and looking vibrant.

This procedure can also remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) and facilitates better absorption of skin care products.

The Procedure

Dermaplaning starts with a deep-face cleanse and ends with a calming face mask. The special blade used for dermaplaning is very precise and works wonders on your skin. No anesthesia or numbing creams need to be applied because it is not a painful procedure. The procedure will last for approximately 30 minutes.

Post-Treatment Guidelines

Dermaplaning doesn’t require any downtime, and patients can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure. In some cases, patients might experience slight redness of the skin. This redness typically fades away after a short period of time.

Sunscreen and adequate skin care is recommended for a period after the procedure. The results you obtain from dermaplaning are not permanent, and it may need to be administered at least once a month. Some plastic surgeons even recommend getting the procedure done every few weeks.

Will My Facial Hair Grow Back Faster or Darker?

Dermaplaning removes vellus hair, the tiny hair that covers the skin. As with any hair-removal procedure, patients might worry about hair growing back faster and darker. However, it has been scientifically proven that hair does not grow back faster or thicker with shaving or with other facial procedures. Patients have nothing to worry about when it comes to dermaplaning.

Other Benefits

Dermaplaning is an effective method for removing vellus hair. It not only provides healthy-looking skin, but it also makes it less likely for dirt, oil, and debris to collect on your skin. Applying makeup also becomes easier because of how soft and smooth your skin will be. Many dermatologists use dermaplaning as a precursor to other skin treatments like chemical peels and laser treatments.

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types (including dry skin) and is an affordable procedure. The treatment is also ideal for pregnant and breastfeeding women who want to enhance the look and feel of their skin. Unlike other plastic surgery procedures and peeling agents, there are no chemicals used.

Contact Our Office

As a patient, you’ll want to make sure that you’re in the right hands. Dermaplaning must be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon to get the best results and to avoid any surgical difficulties. Patients are advised to discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities with their surgeon before undergoing the treatment.

Do you want smooth and radiant skin? Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. JoAnne Lopes, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach. During your consultation, we will answer any questions and concerns you have about the procedure. We will help you obtain the results you desire so you can look good and feel great in your own skin.