Get a Smoother, More Youthful Look in Chesterfield
Dull, dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs can keep your skin from looking as smooth and bright as you might like. Dermaplaning at Chesterfield’s West County Dermatology is designed to address these specific problems. The treatment exfoliates your face by removing the strateum cornum, which is the technical name for your outermost layer of skin. Not only does this get rid of unwanted dead cells and “peach fuzz,” but it also opens pores and encourages the production of skin-rejuvenating collagen molecules.
Also known as microplaning, dermaplaning is a safe and effective treatment. Sessions are more gentle than chemical peels, which can be attractive for patients with especially sensitive skin.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
Because dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface, creating a dry and aged appearance, removing them gives the face a more youthful look. Clearing this debris and opening the pores also makes the skin more receptive to beneficial topical serums, which can penetrate more effectively and have a grater impact.
Shaving away fine vellus hairs—annoying “peach fuzz”—allows you to apply makeup more easily. With no tiny hairs to keep foundation and other cosmetics from going down evenly, the result is a smoother, more natural look.
Dermaplaning also encourages circulation and collagen production, which provide longer-term benefits. Your face will appear more radiant and healthy, giving you a look of vitality.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Dermaplaning involves a specially trained provider using a sterile surgical-type scalpel to gently remove the strateum cornum. The tool is moved in quick, precise, feathery strokes. Each stroke scrapes away dead cells and debris, exfoliating the face.
What to Expect from a Dermaplaning Treatment
Although dermaplaning involves a sterile blade, there are no cuts or incisions. The process is like having a shave, with minimal discomfort and irritation. Treatment sessions are relatively quick, and no special preparation is required.
The entire process is so gentle, no down time is needed afterward for rest or recovery. You can go about your typical day, enjoying the rejuvenating effects of your dermaplaning session. The brightest, clearest, most even results can be expected to last for several weeks, with the benefits of renewed collagen production lasting longer.
Patients interested in developing a dermaplaning schedule can talk to the West County Dermatology team about maintenance visits and an ongoing regimen for beautiful results.
Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at West County Dermatology
Peels require some time devoted to healing, but also provide more dramatic results for patients looking to make a more significant improvement to their face.
West County Dermatology also offers microneedling, which uses tiny needles to create collagen-inducing channels in the skin. The ultimate result is a firmer, clearer look.
Choose from a variety of medical-grade skin care products to further improve your results from these or other treatments.
Our team can help you decide which option would be best for your specific cosmetic goals, lifestyle, and more. Plan a visit with us to get started.