Dermaplaning in San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers dermaplaning for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Dermaplaning exfoliates the skin and removes the light, soft vellus hair.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of skin refinishing or resurfacing that involves using a small blade to scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells. This accomplishes several goals. First, it removes vellus hairs, which can cause a buildup of dirt and oil in the follicles. Dermaplaning also gives the skin a smoother, more luminous appearance. Removing the top layer of skin can increase the efficacy and penetration of topical products; many people find that their products penetrate the skin more deeply after dermaplaning.
How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of dermaplaning at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $70. As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available for your convenience, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is a Dermaplaning Treatment Performed?
During a dermaplaning treatment session, the skin is prepped with a special cleanser or serum to loosen dead skin cells and allow for deeper exfoliation. A small handheld blade is used to make delicate strokes in the opposite direction of hair growth. This painlessly skims off the surface layers of the skin and removes the baby hairs.
After the entire face has been shaved, a hydrating moisturizer or sunscreen is applied to the skin to lock in moisture. In some cases, dermaplaning is followed up by a chemical peel or a laser treatment for more dramatic results. The dermaplaning preps the skin for the laser or chemical peel, which offers even greater exfoliating powers. Dermaplaning can take as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What Results Can I Expect from My Dermaplaning Treatment?
Immediately after your dermaplaning treatment, your skin may be slightly pink and sensitive to the sun. You will need to protect your skin with broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. This will reduce your risk of sunburn and hyperpigmentation following treatment.
Once the temporary side effects have subsided, you will notice your skin will look smoother and more vibrant. It will also be easier for the skin to absorb topical products like creams and serums, allowing you to maintain your radiant glow.
Some might worry that shaving the baby hairs makes them grow back heavier and darker, but that is not the case. Post-treatment, superficial vellus hair grows at the same color and texture as prior to treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is ideal for patients with rough, dry skin and unwanted baby-fine vellus (often referred to as “peach fuzz”) hair. The non-surgical procedure is also beneficial to patients with deep acne scars and other complexion problems. It is not recommended to individuals with acne in the active stages, because there is a risk of infection.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers dermaplaning for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.