Medical Spa & Cosmetic-Laser Specialist located in Arlington, VA
A simple procedure you can use to remove dead skin and make way for better penetration of skin care products is called dermaplaning. In Arlington, Virginia, Tchabo MedSpa’s master estheticians use high-end surgical blades to exfoliate your skin and remove fine peach fuzz. To explore the benefits of dermaplaning and schedule your treatment, call the office or book online today.
Dermaplaning Q & A
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure that removes dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz) from the surface of the skin on your face. By removing dead and tired skin cells with dermaplaning, you can minimize the following features:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Dryness and peeling
- Fine lines
Vellus hairs tend to hold onto dirt and oil, and removing them restores a clean and youthful glow.
What happens during dermaplaning?
During your dermaplaning procedure at Tchabo MedSpa, your provider uses a surgical blade to skim your skin’s surface. The blade is sharp enough to remove hairs and skin cells, much like a razor you use to shave.
An experienced esthetician performs the procedure carefully in order to avoid damaging your skin and causing pain or discomfort. You won’t need any anesthesia.
How long do the results of dermaplaning last?
A single dermaplaning procedure can make your skin look great for 3-4 weeks before the vellus hairs grow back and dead skin accumulates on the surface. You can book regular dermaplaning appointments at Tchabo MedSpa if you’re satisfied with the way your skin looks during this time.
It’s generally safe to book your repeated dermaplaning appointments about 2-3 weeks apart. You must consider your unique skin type and any other procedures you’ve had recently before booking frequent dermaplaning appointments.
Does dermaplaning cause facial hair to grow back thicker or darker?
It isn’t unreasonable to assume that your vellus hairs might grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning because many attribute this common myth to shaving. Your peach fuzz will grow back, but it will still be very fine, light, and indistinguishable to people who see you from a distance.
Does dermaplaning cause any side effects?
Dermaplaning is a notoriously gentle procedure with few, if any, side effects. For less than a day after your procedure, you might notice some mild redness in the treated area.
You can safely cover it with some light makeup and go about your day as usual. In fact, Tchabo MedSpa offers a free makeup touchup with every dermaplaning procedure.
How should I prepare for dermaplaning?
There isn’t much you need to do to prepare for dermaplaning at Tchabo MedSpa. To simplify the process, your provider might recommend that you arrive for your appointment with a clean, makeup-free face.
You should call ahead to rebook your appointment if you develop a sunburn or if you have an inflammatory skin condition affecting the treatment area.
To learn more about dermaplaning and its benefits, call Tchabo MedSpa or reserve an appointment online today.