I had my first dermaplaning experience recently. Actually, thanks to our wonderful esthetician, Cathy Wainwright, our entire office staff is now free of “peach fuzz” and most of our stratum corneum (the top, dead layer of skin) after our dermaplane party. Our skin is now super soft and glowing. As a dermatologist, I was surprised that I wasn’t familiar with this extremely popular esthetician procedure, but I am so happy that I was introduced to this quick, easy, no downtime treat. Now I am hooked—and my good friends and mom are signed up for next week.
So what is it?
Dermaplaning is a gentle skin resurfacing procedure utilizing a special surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The removal not only allows for cell renewal, but also allows for better penetration of professional and home products, optimizing their results. As an added bonus, it also removes facial hair—a great procedure for patients wanting to remove lighter-colored facial hair or “peach fuzz,” which doesn’t respond to laser treatment.
Dermaplaning is fantastic on its own, though it can also be used in combination with almost any facial or chemical peel for a greater impact. The SkinCeuticals Micropeel combines dermaplaning, chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy to reduce signs of photodamage. It improves skin texture and radiance, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and supports healthy collagen levels for firmer skin.
Not surprisingly, most of Cathy’s clients are hooked too, and come in every month. Come in and see for yourself!
Dermaplaning (à la carte): $65
SkinCeuticals Micropeel: $95
Dermaplaning followed by the application of mild exfoliating agents and cryotherapy.