What Does Dermaplaning Help With?
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Removes unwanted facial hair that would otherwise trap dirt and oils
- Softens the look of fine lines
- Promotes smoother skin
- Works on all types of skin
- Provides instant results with no downtime
The Dermaplaning Procedure
Performed at our office located conveniently in Thousand Oak. Dermaplaning will begin with a thorough use of a gentle facial cleanser to remove any accumulated dirt or oil. The aesthetician will then use a surgical-grade blade to go over each part of your face, gently and painlessly exfoliating, as dead skin cells and fine hairs are removed in small tufts. When the whole face has been exfoliated in this way, red light stimulation will be done to help with skin inflammation, stimulate collagen production and diminish any unnatural redness in the face. Finally, the aesthetician will usually apply sunscreen to your face.
This is a great procedure for facial rejuvenation and it is easy to fall in love with it as you’ll see and feel results immediately.
Benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Can be done just once for special occasions, or more frequently for prolonged beauty
- Helps makeup go on impeccably; smooth and evenly
- Painlessly exfoliates the upper layer of skin and stimulates cellular growth
- Can help greatly reduce inflammatory scars of past acne
- Doesn’t make facial hair grow back thicker or more noticeably, as it only removes the vellus, or “peach fuzz” hair
- Dermaplaning is a great option for patients with sensitive skin or who are looking for a deep exfoliation without irritation or chemicals
How often should I do Dermaplaning?
You could get Dermaplaning for a one-off special occasion or you could make it a more regular part of your beauty routine. If you fall in love with your new healthy look and feel, you would benefit from doing derma-planing about once monthly.
Can I get Dermaplaning if I have acne?
Unfortunately you would not be able to get Dermaplaning with active acne outbreaks as that would spread bacteria on your face. However, after a well done and successful acne facial, you could.
Will Dermaplaning make my facial hair grow back thicker?
No. The hair removed in Dermaplaning is the “vellus” or “peach fuzz” hair and doesn’t grow back any thicker than before it was cut. The feeling that hair “grows back thicker” comes from the fact that when our hair is longer, it's more pliable and when cut at its base at an angle, it does tend to feel rougher.
Why don’t I just shave my own face at home?
While this is an obvious option to include in your facial beauty routine, it won’t achieve any of the exfoliation benefits that you would get from Dermaplaning.
What is the difference between waxing and Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is primarily a facial exfoliation procedure; that it removes facial hair is an added bonus, while waxing is primarily a hair removal procedure that provides slight exfoliation but on a much lesser level. Contact the office of Dr. Schwartz for some of best dermaplaning Thousand Oaks has to offer.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.