Our Nashville medical spa offers a number of facial rejuvenation techniques, including resurfacing facial peels, microdermabrasion, skin extractions, collagen masks and more. Dermaplaning is one of the many popular facial rejuvenation techniques used in our Nashville medical spa. This effective treatment has been around for a long, long time in medical spas, but it’s recently increased in popularity as word has spread about how great the results can be. While many of our patients have heard of dermaplaning, they might not know exactly what it is or how it works. This dermaplaning guide will answer many of the frequently asked questions about dermaplaning and help you determine if it might be a good option for your skin!

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that uses a surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin. This extremely close shaving of the skin with a super-sharp scalpel removes the top layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. Don’t let the use of a scalpel intimidate you; it’s very much like having a close shave. However, this procedure should only be done by professionals like the team at our Nashville medical spa to ensure your safety and the best possible results.

Does Dermaplaning Hurt?

Not if it’s been done correctly by a trained professional. We know that the idea of having a scalpel moves across the skin on your face can sound a little intimidating. However, there should be no cutting or piercing of the skin, just the removal of the top layer of dead skin and hair. It feels a lot like shaving your face or legs, and our highly-trained team of professionals will make sure you are comfortable and the procedure is done correctly for the best possible results. Many of our patients report enjoying the sensation of having the dead skin removed from their face.

What Are Typical Results Like?

Most of our patients see an immediate improvement in the appearance of their skin. Not only will your skin look and feel healthier, removing the “junk” on the surface of your skin allows restorative products and moisturizers to penetrate deeper into the skin to refresh and revitalize. Many people experience softer, smoother skin over time, too. It’s also great for helping your makeup go on smoother as well. It is, hands down, one of the best exfoliation techniques available.

How Long Does It Take?

Not long at all! Most treatments take less than an hour. During that time, you’ll be sitting or laying down in a comfortable chair or bed. Many of our patients report feeling totally relaxed during the procedure since it’s painless (many enjoy the sensation, actually!) and some people might even drift off for a little nap. Don’t worry; we’ll wake you up when we’re done. Most patients come back for a treatment every couple weeks for continued improvement.

Can It Be Used With Other Treatments?

Absolutely. In fact, it’s a good idea to combine dermaplaning with other facial rejuvenation techniques. That’s because as the top layer of dead skin and fine baby hairs are removed, other projects and facial techniques can penetrate deeper into the skin and work more effectively. Face serums and moisturizers soak into the skin better and makeup application will be smoother, just to name a few. You can speak with one of our skincare treatment professionals to determine which procedures you should have done in addition to dermaplaning to achieve the best possible results.

Is It Right For Me?

That depends! If you wish your skin looked healthier, cleaner, and more vibrant, then it’s very likely something you should try. Because it doesn’t involve the use of chemicals or other substances (unless you want them applied afterward) it can be very beneficial for sensitive skin. The best way to determine if it’s the right facial rejuvenation technique for you is to speak to a medical spa professional first.

Ready to take the next steps towards more beautiful skin? First, schedule a free, no-obligation assessment with our team. We’ll provide you with a thorough evaluation of your skin, listening to your concerns and getting a better understanding of the goals you have for your skin. Then we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that corrects skin issues and helps you reach your goals. Dermaplaning might be an important part of that care plan along with other med spa service options available from Skin MedSpa.

Take the next steps towards more beautiful, healthy skin by setting up your free consultation in our medical spa today. Just give us a call or fill out the form on our website to get in touch with our scheduling team. We’ll get back to you right away to schedule your free consultation at a time that’s convenient for you.