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Dermaplaning

Every now and then, your skin needs a boost. You skin faces a constant barrage from the environment, and your lifestyle. These factors lead to a buildup of dead cells on the surface of your skin. This buildup can lead to losing the vibrance and glow of young, healthy skin. Dermaplaning from Princeton Plastic Surgeons is a fantastic way to reduce the visible signs of aging, restore the radiance of your skin, and allow your skincare products to be more effective.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a method of physical exfoliation designed to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair to reveal a softer, smoother complexion. During dermaplaning, a 10-blade scalpel is held at a 45-degree angle to the surface of the skin. While the skin is held taut, the blade is swept in an upward motion gently removing the stratum corneum, or dull outer layer of the dermis.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation which yields immediate results and has virtually no downtime. Dermaplaning has many benefits including:

  • Stimulates cell turnover
  • Can be combined with other treatments such as A HydraFacial or Microdermabrasion for glow-boosting results
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reveals a smoother, more even skin tone
  • Enhances makeup application
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Increases the effectiveness of your skin care products
  • Improves skin texture
  • Suitable for all skin types

What can I expect during dermaplaning?

Your dermaplaning session will begin with a gentle cleansing of your skin in order to remove any dirt and makeup. Then, your technician will hold a scalpel against the surface of your skin, gently scraping in an upward motion. As the blade moves over the surface of your skin, dead skin cells and fine hair will be removed to reveal super-soft, radiant skin. The entire procedure can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.

Is there any downtime required following dermaplaning?

No. Immediately following treatment, your skin may be slightly pink or red. This is temporary and should resolve within a couple of hours. It is imperative that you wear sunscreen following dermaplaning, as your skin will be particularly susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays. You should discontinue use of skincare products containing acids or retinol for three days before and after your dermaplaning procedure.

Will Dermaplaning make my facial hair grow back thick and dark?

No. The fine, vellus hair on your face will grow back exactly as it previously was on your face.

Is Dermaplaning suitable for all skin types?

Dermaplaning is suitable for nearly every skin type, including even the most sensitive skin. However, dermaplaning is not an appropriate treatment for those with current acne breakouts or who suffer from cystic acne – although we offer other treatments that can be extremely beneficial for these conditions.

What is the average cost of dermaplaning?

Every procedure performed at Princeton Plastic Surgeons is customized. Our goal is to help you maintain youthful, fresh, glowing skin. The cost of dermaplaning is in the range of $150 per treatment – and affordable and very effective way to keep your skin healthy, while removing excess facial hair as an added bonus. Dermaplaning can be performed singly, or prior to other skin restoring treatments, as serums are more easily absorbed when the facial skin is cleared of dead skin cells.

Why should I choose Princeton Plastic Surgeons for dermaplaning?

Dr. Adam Hamawy is committed to bringing his patients the latest aesthetic procedures designed to make you look and feel your best. Because of the delicate nature of dermaplaning, it is imperative that you are treated by a skilled professional who is experienced in this method of physical exfoliation so as to avoid any mishaps.

Dr. Hamawy will carefully evaluate your skin and advise you as to whether dermaplaning is an appropriate treatment. His kind, caring demeanor will immediately set you at ease, and he offers a wide range of advanced skincare treatments to help you achieve that lit-from-within glow.

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