A professional exfoliation that’s safe for most skin types
Dermaplaning is a facial rejuvenation procedure that uses a surgical scalpel to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz. The process usually takes less than 30 minutes, and you will see immediate results:
- Smooth, evenly textured skin
- Even, bright tone
- Diminished wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars
Patients report that makeup goes on more smoothly after dermaplaning. Plus, your skin’s renewed surface better absorbs products. Dermaplaning works well for many skin types, requires no downtime before you can enjoy the results, and carries little risk for sensitive skin or skin that’s prone to hyperpigmentation. Just be sure to wear sunscreen after your treatment.
Questions Our Patients Ask Before Dermaplaning
Before your treatment, it’s important to talk with a medical professional like Dr. Branman or our licensed aesthetician Crystal to ensure you understand the risks and benefits of a procedure—even a minimally invasive one. Below, we answer a few questions we frequently hear from our first-time dermaplaning patients.
How long does dermaplaning last?
Dermaplaning results last about 3-4 weeks.
How often should I get a dermaplaning treatment?
Depending on your skincare goals, you may choose to book dermaplaning treatments as frequently as every month. For those with more sensitive skin, we recommend a longer period of time between treatments. We always discuss a regimen with our patients because the results improve more significantly with every repeated dermaplaning treatment, just as they do with any exfoliation regimen.
Does hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning?
No. Our experienced professionals all agree that your peach fuzz will grow back in the condition it was before dermaplaning—both in color and texture.
Can dermaplaning cause breakouts?
Dermaplaning does not cause breakouts: the equipment used is sterile, and your face is cleaned with a solution before the procedure begins. Performed correctly, a dermaplaning regimen is an excellent way to prevent breakouts by removing impurities that may clog pores.
We are careful not to perform dermaplaning on skin with active breakouts of acne, rosacea, eczema, or other conditions. If you are concerned about whether a dermaplaning treatment could interfere with your skin conditions, we’d be happy to talk with you. And be sure to tell us if you have a history of cold sores, which can be triggered by dermaplaning.
Is it safe to do dermaplaning at home?
Dermaplaning involves a surgical scalpel and requires a skilled, professional hand. This tool is capable of creating nicks or exfoliating too deeply (below the top layer of skin) in unskilled hands. At Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center, all procedures are completing by licensed professionals under the direction of Dr. Rhys Branman.
Is dermaplaning painful?
When performed by an experienced professional, dermaplaning is not painful. Patients leave our office with an instant glow, and experience no downtime.
How is dermaplaning different from shaving?
You may have heard that dermaplaning feels like shaving. While dermaplaning may feel similar, it is significantly different from shaving. Dermaplaning requires precision, skill, and experience to avoid damaging the skin’s natural barrier. Many products for sale in recent years claim to allow you to dermaplane your face at home, but we highly recommend avoiding these products and entrusting your skin to your Little Rock dermaplaning provider.