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Dull skin can be a huge problem, especially when there are so few ways to reliably brighten that appearance and tackle the underlying causes. But what if there were a way to achieve all those improvements at once with a procedure that required as little as 20 minutes of your time? Would you be game?

If so, we have good news. Dermaplaning, a popular noninvasive aesthetic treatment, can achieve everything you are searching for and more.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an aesthetic procedure that is noninvasive and nonsurgical. It is used to exfoliate your skin to eliminate hair, dirt and other contaminants that cause a dull appearance. These surface layer pollutants are removed via a device known as a dermatome — similar to an electric razor or clippers. On this device is a razor that gently scrapes away the problematic surface layer of skin.

While similar in name, dermaplaning is different from dermabrasion, a different procedure entirely that uses a rotating brush to exfoliate the skin. It provides similar results in some cases but takes a very different mechanical approach to your problem.

Why Do We Need Dermaplaning?

As we go about our everyday routines, we aren’t aware of how much exposure our skin is braving. Sunlight, smog, free radicals — all of these take a toll on the appearance and health of your skin. Couple those factors with the degradation that comes with the natural aging process, and you deal with a double whammy every day you wake up.

Fortunately, most of the damage that is caused is housed on the outer layer of our skin. This means that procedures like dermaplaning, which remove the unwanted dull skin in a controlled manner, are really the only means by which someone can improve their appearance. Dermaplaning can even help treat some deeper concerns like fine lines, wrinkles and scars because of the technique’s effectiveness.

What Does Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaning can treat any of the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Dull skin
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Other scars
  • Hyperpigmentation

If you don’t see your condition, don’t worry — dermaplaning is a very flexible treatment that may still be able to help you. If not, our office will help you find an alternative that fits your aesthetic goals.

Am I a Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Patients with inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema or even current sunburning may not be a good fit for this procedure. It would be prudent to wait at least six months after taking certain acne medications before having dermaplaning performed. If you are free from these barriers, you will likely be a candidate for dermaplaning. It can be used safely on all skin types, unlike similar procedures that aim to achieve the same results.

If you want to know for sure if dermaplaning is something that would work for your specific needs and medical history, schedule a consultation with our office at 801-601-8282. You can also fill out this contact sheet here if you prefer to speak at a different time.

How Should I Prepare for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is not usually covered by insurance, so you must be prepared to pay for your treatment out of pocket. You should avoid any exfoliation or harsh skin treatment three days before your procedure date. We also recommend avoiding any excess sunlight since sunburn could prevent you from having this treatment performed.

As a nonsurgical treatment, you do not need to worry about extensive time off from work or other routines. Technically, you could return to work the same day if you do not mind showing off a little redness. The low commitment needed makes this treatment an excellent option for anyone with a busy schedule.

What Should I Expect from a Dermaplaning Procedure?

The dermaplaning procedure is very straightforward. You will lie on a comfortable chair in a clean and comfortable environment. Generally, some form of sedation is used; usually, it is a numbing spray or local anesthesia. Oral sedatives and, in very rare cases, general anesthesia can also be used when necessary.

The area will then be cleaned, and your medical professional will run the device across your face at a 45-degree angle (this can change based on the device used). It will continue for about 20 to 30 minutes on average — short enough to be performed during your lunch break.

A soothing cream will be applied to your face, and then you will be sent on your way to enjoy your newly refreshed skin.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

Aside from minor redness or discomfort, there are very few serious concerns. In rare cases, some white heads can develop in the newly exposed skin, and infection is always a risk in any medical procedure. These more severe concerns are very uncommon. Dermaplaning is considered to be very low-risk.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Dermaplaning?

Immediately, you may be able to tell that your skin appears brighter and more vibrant. With that being said, it takes a few days for the final results to show as the side effects completely subside. Unfortunately, while your results aren’t permanent, they can last up to a month, depending on your body’s reaction to the treatment.

You can always have dermaplaning performed regularly to maintain optimal results. In fact, we often recommend it for people looking to develop a skin health regimen.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

According to Healthline, dermaplaning can cost up to $250 per session. While that is a reasonable ballpark estimate to know what you will be playing, Lucienne Salon and Medical Spa will provide you with an accurate cost during your consultation.
Ready for the Skin of Your Dreams?

If you are ready to learn more about how dermaplaning can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call our office at 801-280-9990. You can also fill out our online contact form to book a consultation if you prefer to avoid the phone. We are looking forward to being your guide through your entire aesthetic journey!