Dermaplaning in La Jolla

Look Beautiful with Skin Exfoliation

Dermaplaning in La JollaSearching for dermaplaning in San Diego? Dermaplaning is a non-surgical, non-invasive skin exfoliation treatment that instantly gives the complexion a radiant glow. It has been used as a do-it-yourself form of manual exfoliation for many years, although lately it has received more attention from skin care providers for its incredible skin-smoothing benefits.

Trusting dermaplaning to a skin care expert increases the safety and results of treatment. Dermaplaning is available at Belladerma, a high end San Diego skin care clinic, and one of the county’s premier facilities for aesthetic treatment. Dr. Dennis Bucko, Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari and their team of skin care providers have helped many people enjoy the revitalizing benefits of dermaplaning.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

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.

La Jolla DermaplaningDuring 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.

Who Can Benefit from 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.

What Results Can You Expect?

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.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Dermaplaning is safe enough to be performed on a steady basis (e.g., as often as every two weeks, or when vellus hair starts to grow back). There are very few side effects, and there is no downtime after dermaplaning. Women often find that after dermaplaning, makeup applies more smoothly. Dermaplaning can be performed as part of a regular skin care routine or in anticipation of a special event for a beautiful glow.

Contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center

To learn more about dermaplaning and how it can give you smooth, youthful looking skin, please schedule a consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today. Contact us today to make an appointment.