Dermaplaning is a simple and safe aesthetic procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair. Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among medical professionals across the country. 

During the procedure in Phoenix, Dr. Holy uses a scalpel and delicate touch to gently scrape the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. The dermaplaning process takes about 30 minutes and leaves the skin soft and smooth with few to no adverse effects.  

Men and women of all ages can benefit from dermaplaning. Important factors that help to determine the effectiveness of treatment include:

  • Skin type
  • Skin coloring
  • Medical history

This is a great treatment for patients who are pregnant or nursing who want skin exfoliation but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream. It is also a great choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin. 

Possible short-term side effects are:

  • Red and swollen skin. It may appear scraped for several days.
  • Tingling, burning or aching may occur.
  • Swelling and scabbing may occur.
  • As the new skin begins to grow, it may appear and feel swollen. The skin may also be sensitive and bright pink in color. Protection from the sun is very important following this type of procedure.

Many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

For best results, most patients should dermaplane about once a month. Because our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells on average every 28-40 days, this ensures the old skin cells are removed and new, healthy skin cells are visible. In some cases, more or less frequent visits may be recommended based on the patient’s specific needs.

To schedule a dermaplaning treatment in Phoenix, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website.