West Palm Beach
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, or epidermal leveling, is is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure performed by a highly trained professional. Dermaplaning should be administered by a board certified physician or surgeon or licensed aesthetician who specializes in this procedure. At Sandals Med Spa in West Palm Beach our licensed paramedical estheticians perform Dermaplaning routinely under the supervision of our Board-Certified plastic surgeon. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka "peach fuzz") in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
Dermaplaning is another non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation that is offered alone or with a chemical peel or facial at Sandals Med Spa because it allows the other products to sink deeper into the skin with the aim of quicker or better results. Derma planing at Sandals Med Spa also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless skin surface for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, physicians and estheticians often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser procedures and chemical peels.
Who Would Benefit From Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning at Sandals Med Spa is a painless procedure that safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. If you have resilient skin, try coupling microdermabrasion with dermaplaning in the same session for incredible results. Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.
What To Expect from Dermaplaning
One dermaplaning session at Sandals Med Spa takes about 30 minutes. Since this procedure removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to allow your skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle (another 21 days) before you schedule your next treatment. Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker, but actually the superficial vellus hair will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment.
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyper pigmentation. This can be applied after your treatment at Sandals Med Spa. You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.