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Dermaplaning New York

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the texture and appearance of your skin. By gently scraping the skin's surface with a sterile surgical scalpel, dead skin cells, and fine vellus hair are removed for a smoother and brighter appearance. Dermaplaning can also help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

What is Dermaplaning?

Facial dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves gently scraping your face with a scalpel to remove the epidermis—your top layer of skin—and tiny hairs. And although it’s similar to shaving your face, it’s not quite the same.

Facial dermaplaning involves shaving off skin layers—primarily the upper epidermis, the uppermost layer. With an in-office dermaplaning procedure, professionals typically use a no. 10 scalpel blade, whereas shaving entails a straight razor blade or a three- to five-blade razor. Another significant difference is that shaving is meant for hair removal, not exfoliation, so it only cuts hair at the skin level and should not remove any layers of skin.

Another difference is that the scalpel allows for a smoother, closer removal of those tiny, fine facial hairs known as peach fuzz since the blades aren’t guarded like a body-hair razor.

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Dermaplaning Benefits

By gently scraping away dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, dermaplaning can improve the texture and appearance of the skin for all skin types with no downtime. These features make dermaplaning convenient for those looking to improve their skin's appearance.

Some of dermaplaning’s many benefits include the following:

  • Exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells and debris
  • Improves the texture and tone of the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • It helps to unclog pores and prevent acne breakouts
  • Enhances the penetration of skincare products
  • Removes “peach fuzz,” leaving the skin smoother and brighter
  • It provides a more even base for makeup application
  • It is a non-invasive and painless procedure
  • No downtime allows you to resume your normal activities immediately

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

While dermaplaning is safe and non-invasive, it may not suit everyone. A licensed and experienced skin care professional, such as Heather Struhl, PA-C, RD at New Face NY, must perform it. She will assess your skin type and condition and determine if dermaplaning is a suitable treatment for you.

Here are some general criteria for dermaplaning candidates:

  • Individuals with fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars
  • Those with dry or rough skin texture
  • Individuals with sun-damaged skin or uneven skin tone
  • Those with peach fuzz or vellus hair on their face
  • Individuals who want to achieve a smoother, brighter complexion
  • Those who cannot tolerate chemical peels or microdermabrasion
  • Individuals who do not have active acne or rosacea
  • Those who are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Individuals who do not have any open wounds or cuts on their face

What to Expect During Dermaplaning

During the dermaplaning procedure:

  • The skin is thoroughly cleansed and dried.
  • A sterile surgical scalpel gently scrapes the skin's surface at a 45-degree angle.
  • Heather will use short, swift strokes to remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair.
  • The procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes to complete.
  • Once the process is finished, a soothing serum or moisturizer is applied to the skin.

Dermaplaning Results and Aftercare

The skin may appear slightly red or swollen immediately after the procedure, but this should subside within a few hours. After this reduces, you can expect a smoother, brighter complexion with improved texture and tone. Fine lines and wrinkles may also appear less noticeable, making your skin softer and supple.

Dermaplaning results typically last several weeks, but the exact duration depends on your skin type and condition. You may need to repeat the procedure every 4-6 weeks to maintain the results.

Caring for your skin after dermaplaning can help enhance and prolong these results:

  • It is essential to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen for several days after the procedure to protect the newly exposed skin
  • You should also avoid using any harsh or abrasive scrubs or exfoliants for at least a week after dermaplaning
  • Use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and healthy
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Why Choose New Face NY for Dermaplaning?

Overall, dermaplaning is a low-risk and effective treatment for improving the appearance of the skin. Proper aftercare and maintenance allow you to enjoy smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin. However, this treatment should be performed by a licensed and experienced professional, such as Heather Struhl, PA-C, RD.

Heather is a licensed NCCPA Board Certified New York State physician assistant and registered dietitian. She strives to improve the lives of her patients by encouraging self-care, eating nutritiously, and following a proper skincare and exercise routine. Additionally, she believes that maintaining one’s outward appearance is the final component of the ideal approach to a happy and healthy lifestyle, which Heather follows and works to instill in her patients.

When you choose New Face NY for dermaplaning, you’re choosing to work with one of the best in the business. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!


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