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Dermaplaning is a noninvasive skin treatment that shaves micro hairs from the skin and exfoliates the top layers of the skin. This face and body treatment can reduce the appearance of unwanted hair, acne scars, and pitted skin. Individuals of all skin tones and types can benefit from the resurfacing techniques of dermaplaning. This quick and noninvasive treatment can leave you with replenished skin. Learn more about the dermaplaning treatment offered at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in San Diego, CA. 


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What is Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is a state-of-the-art skin treatment ideal for renewing your skin texture. This smoothing treatment can help your skin look younger or can remove unwanted hair from your face or body. Dermaplaning uses a scalpel or razor device to remove damaged skin and excess hair. Dermaplaning can boost your skin’s radiance, reduce the appearance of aging skin, and remove bothersome hair. 

Who is a Candidate for Dermaplaning? 

Candidates for dermaplaning include adults who want to address acne scars, dull skin, peach fuzz, sun damage, and fine lines. You should avoid dermaplaning if you have active acne, cold sores, eczema, psoriasis, burns, and rashes. Since dermaplaning is not an abrasive treatment it is exceptional for anyone who has rosacea or melasma (hormonal pigmentation). The best way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for dermaplaning is through a sit-down consultation with one of our skin experts at Coastal Medical Aesthetics. 

The Dermaplaning Treatment 

This treatment consists of prepping the skin with a cleanser and a moisturizing cream or oil. This will help the razor-like tool glide seamlessly across the skin. Your physician will then manually exfoliate your skin with the dermatome tool to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the face.  You may feel a scratching sensation or gentle stinging during the procedure. It is uncommon for any discomfort to occur during the skin treatment. Afterward, your specialist will apply a growth factor, moisturizer, and sunscreen. This treatment can last minutes to hours depending on the size of the area that you are treating. 

Dermaplaning Recovery and Results 

Immediately after your dermaplaning treatment, your skin may appear red, tender, and swollen. Your specialist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions including when to take over-the-counter pain medication for your comfort. Recovery will vary based on each patient. After one treatment you will notice smoother skin, less hair, smaller pores, better product penetration, and a smoother make-up application. With repeated treatments, you will notice collagen production, sun damage, and pigment becomes lighter. Many individuals receive multiple dermaplaning appointments, keeping up with them regularly. You must let your skin fully heal before coming back for another appointment. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a dermaplaning treatment, contact us to learn more about the resurfacing skin treatment. During a consultation, we will provide you with a personalized treatment plan based on your cosmetic goals and medical history. We happily look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic skin goals at Coastal Medical Aesthetics in San Diego, CA.