As we age, our process of cell regeneration begins to slow down. That means that the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones.

When old skin starts piling up on the surface of the skin, it can leave your face looking dull, rough, and dry. Additionally, the build-up of dead skin can result in excess oil and clogged pores, leading to acne and blemishes.

You may be doing everything you can to maintain your skin’s health including cleansing, moisturizing, and slathering on the sunscreen. However, if you are not exfoliating, your skin isn’t as healthy as it could be. Adding dermaplaning to your skincare routine will rid you of any dead skin, and will leave your skin rejuvenated and looking fresh and healthy!

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning has been shown to be a highly effective and safe physical exfoliation process, which aims to promote smoother skin and deeper penetration of products, all while reducing your fine lines, revealing a softer and brighter complexion, and giving your face a more youthful look. Individual Results May Vary.

During the procedure, our Medical Aesthetician will lightly scrape your skin with an instrument to reduce the dead skin cells on the surface of your face along with your fine vellus hair, otherwise known as "peach fuzz," on your face. This procedure leaves your skin incredibly smooth.

Dermaplaning triggers the cell regeneration process and allows for deeper penetration of skincare products, creating a flawless canvas for your makeup to glide on smoothly. Individual Results May Vary.

Who Should Consider Dermaplaning?

You may wonder why you should consider dermaplaning. It is recommended because the buildup of dead skin cells and microscopic hairs can make your complexion appear dull and flaky, and may even cause breakouts due to clogged pores and hair follicles. That is the reason dermaplaning with its promising results continues to grow in popularity.

Dermaplaning works well for most skin types. It works best to treat rough, dry or mature skin with a buildup of dead skill cells due to age. It also helps to reduce superficial acne scars, uneven skin tone, sun damage, large pores, fine lines, and unwanted facial hair. Patients with inflamed acne should wait until their complexion clears before a dermaplaning treatment.

If you have facial skin conditions such as discoloration, acne or wrinkles, talk to our specialists at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa to determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is ideal for your condition.

What Should I Expect?

Dermaplaning has a strong track record regarding safety. It is even safe for pregnant or nursing patients since your body will not be absorbing any form of chemicals. The procedure is virtually painless, and almost feels like shaving your legs, except the sensation is on your face.

First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and dried. Next, our Medical Aesthetician will use short, swift strokes using an instrument to scrape off your dead skin and fine hairs. The procedure is quick to complete with minimal side effects and no downtime. After the treatment, you may notice some light redness and your skin may be sensitive to sun exposure, so be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin.

When Will I See Results?

You will immediately notice a more enhanced even tone and texture. Most of your fine facial hair will be gone. Many first-timers report that their skin never felt so soft before. Dermaplaning removes about 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow your skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before you undergo your next treatment. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.

You will notice a marked difference as far as makeup application goes. You won’t have to worry about fine facial hairs standing out underneath your foundation and face powders. Your makeup will go on very smoothly. Your skincare products will also penetrate more deeply and quickly into your skin since dead skin cells are not blocking them, leading to better skincare product results. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.

Results usually last about four weeks. The procedure removes three weeks worth of dead skin cells, so you should expect your glow to last all month long. However, since your skin is always growing, you should consider scheduling an appointment with us monthly to maintain optimal results. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.

Where Should I Get Dermaplaning Done?

Never try this at home! It’s advisable to leave it to the trained and experienced professionals. Dermaplaning should be administered by a licensed Medical Aesthetician who specializes in this procedure.

When visiting our state-of-the-art facilitity at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa, you will be able to speak with one of our expert providers who will answer all your questions and help design a custom treatment schedule just for you! Find out if dermaplaning is right for you and start enjoying smooth, flawless skin today!

Results and patient experience may vary.