Clear Away Dull, Dead Skin Cells in the Philadelphia Area
A bright, smooth complexion can be dulled and dimmed by dead skin cells that accumulate over time due to dryness, aging, and exposure to the elements. With non-surgical dermaplaning at the Philadelphia area's Cross Medical Group, our aestheticians use a specialized tool to gently scrape those cells away. A single treatment session is enough to visibly brighten the face, as well as to remove the fine vellus hairs known as "peach fuzz" that can grow where they aren't wanted.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing procedure that involves using a specialized surgical-grade scalpel to shave the skin and get rid of short, thin hairs on the face. It also removes the dirt and dead skin that can accumulate on the surface and cause an uneven texture and appearance. This non-invasive technique is also referred to as microplaning or blading.
The goal behind the treatment is to gently remove the outermost layer of skin and the hairs and debris on it, which opens pores, prompts natural regeneration, and restores a smoother, more youthful-looking, and vibrant complexion.
Dermaplaning takes around 30 minutes to complete, and no downtime is required after. Patients will need to moisturize and protect their extra-sensitive skin from sun exposure following a session.
Most patients won't experience any discomfort during the treatment. Side effects are minimal, but patients may experience some mild redness, swelling, soreness, and burning or tingling following their appointment.
Contrary to some rumors, the hair that is shaved won't grow back thicker or more noticeable.
What Are The Benefits Of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is performed to address and reduce the severity of several common skin concerns, including dull skin, dry skin, sun-damaged skin, and fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment removes fine "baby hairs" that make some people self-conscious. Since dermaplaning removes the thick dead skin and debris that clog pores, it also helps topical products to work more effectively—as they can be more easily absorbed into the skin—and helps makeup to glide onto the skin.
The effectiveness of a dermaplaning treatment depends on your skin type and the types of imperfections you want to improve. Results last for approximately three weeks. Patients can schedule repeat treatments every four to six weeks if they want to maintain the smoother and clearer look.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dermaplaning?
The dermaplaning procedure is tolerated well by all skin types, but patients who have inflammatory skin conditions—such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis—skin cancer, active severe acne, infections, cold sores, or sunburn may not be eligible. This can be discussed during the initial consultation.
Other Skin Resurfacing Treatments Available
Cross Medical Group offers more than just dermaplaning for skin resurfacing. There are other skin rejuvenation procedures, including chemical peels that involve applying a special solution to the surface in order to deeply exfoliate skin, laser skin resurfacing and microneedling to trigger collagen regeneration, and AquaGold to promote natural healing processes.