Dermaplaning: A Quick and Easy Way to Younger-Looking Skin

Dermaplaning: A Quick and Easy Way to Younger-Looking Skin

pentaChemical peels and face lifts are tried and true ways to achieve younger looking skin. But for people who don’t want to worry about recovery days and are interested in quick results, dermaplaning offers a great option in skin care. Dermaplaning, also known as skin planing, is a non-invasive skin-care treatment to help combat the natural signs of aging.


In this process, professionally trained technicians remove the top layer of skin and the vellus hair from the face using a sterile surgical blade. Dermaplaning is a type of physical exfoliation, so the results are similar to other types of exfoliation. You immediately feel smoother more velvety skin. The procedure helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles, as well as treating hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. Removing the “peach fuzz,” or vellus hairs, provides an immediate brightness to your skin. It also helps makeup apply easier, and you might even find you use less makeup after dermaplaning.


While dermaplaning may sound like shaving, don’t go grab your husband’s razor and lather up. There are some major differences. First, dermaplaning is done on dry skin, there is no  shaving cream involved. Shaving with cream can get in the way of removing the tiny vellus hairs. Also, with dermaplaning the professional uses a specific technique, pulling the skin taut and using small, upward strokes to cover the area of the face. And finally, professionals are able to use a sharper tool than you can at home. The #10 scalpel is used rather than a razor, which means the professional is able to get deeper without causing damage to your skin.

Dermaplaning can be done as often as every three to four weeks. It is recommended not to have the procedure done more often than that, as the skin renews itself on about a 30-day  cycle. With each treatment, you’re removing that month’s build-up of skin cells. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, contact PENTA Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. Our professionals can explain the procedure, show you results of other clients, and help you decide whether this treatment is right for you.

If you’re considering a neck lift or other cosmetic surgery, make an appointment with PENTA Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. Our facial plastic surgeons will be able to give you an idea of the outcome and go over the entire procedure with you.