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Dermaplaning Skin Care
in Pacific Palisades, CA

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What is Dermaplaning?

Typically performed just before a chemical peel, dermaplaning is a facial procedure performed by the experienced surgeons at Pacific Palisades Plastic Surgery that enhances the skin’s appearance of youthfulness by scraping away the surface layers of skin. This scraping is a careful, controlled process that can allow a chemical peel to achieve even better results because the peel can be applied more evenly to the skin. The process of dermaplaning can lessen the severity of fine lines, scars, and wrinkles, and even out the skin’s texture.

Dermaplaning can either be applied locally to specific areas of skin or to the whole face. As a result of dermaplaning, you will see vellous facial hair, also called “peach fuzz,” disappear along with the extra buildup of oil and dirt that the hair attracts. Your face will glow and other facial treatments you receive will be more effective. This procedure can even be performed monthly if you wish.

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduction in the appearance of deep acne scars
  • Smoother, more even complexion
  • Removal of fine facial hair, referred to as “peach fuzz”
  • Enhanced penetration of skin care products

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How do surgeons perform dermaplaning?

One of Pacific Palisades Plastic Surgery highly trained surgeons will use a sterilized surgical blade, carefully stroking the instrument across your skin at a 45 degree angle while holding your head and skin in place. The process is very routine, quickly done, and safe, and you will experience no pain.

Will my hair grow back thicker?

Many of us are told at an early age that our hair grows back thicker once shaven or removed. In fact, this is a total myth — it would be physiologically impossible for your hair to thicken like this. Vellous hair, the hair on your face, will grow back thin because it is thin by nature. This is the same with terminal hair, which is a lot thicker than vellous hair and can be found in our armpits, bikini area, and eyebrows. Men have terminal hair on their faces, which is why they can grow thick beards.

Dermaplaning, unlike laser hair removal, is not a permanent hair removal procedure. That’s the reason we suggest that patients come in for a dermaplaning procedure every four to six weeks to keep up with the body’s natural cycle of hair growth. For a more long-term solution, we offer many laser hair removal options.

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