When you look at your skin in the mirror, are you unsatisfied with the texture or tone that you see? Common concerns like dry patches, acne, peach fuzz, and dullness can keep you from feeling at home in your own skin. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT, we offer dermaplaning to help reveal fresh, clear, and healthy skin, all in one appointment.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment designed to gently remove topical debris to open pores, encourage healing, and improve overall appearance. During this treatment, one of our trained staff members uses a sharp, surgical-grade scalpel to lightly scrape the outer surface of your skin. This scraping motion removes peach fuzz and dead skin cells, making way for nourishing serums and skincare products to permeate your pores and rejuvenate from the inside-out.
A normal appointment requires no anesthetic or invasive measures. The treatment process is completely painless and typically takes less than 1 hour to complete. There is no downtime required for recovery, and this treatment can be easily combined with our other cosmetic or skincare options to address your concerns in one step. With regular treatments, you could see a noticeable improvement in your skin over time.
How Does It Work?
Once you have met with our doctor for an initial consultation, you can schedule your first dermaplaning session. To begin the treatment, one of our trained staff members will cleanse your skin. Next, they will use a sterilized scalpel to gently scrape away the debris that sits on top of the skin. This process removes a good amount of hair and dead or dry skin cells, but it can also clear bacteria that cause acne breakouts.
Once the skin is clear, we apply a range of soothing skin care products or serums to promote recovery and revitalization. These products can combat aging, correct uneven tone, or treat acne. After your first appointment is complete, you can return to your normal activities immediately. Your skin should feel softer and smoother, and many patients notice that their favorite skincare products and treatments are more effective for several weeks thanks to the freshly cleared skin and pores. You can expect to enjoy results for 3-4 weeks, after which point you can choose to pursue follow-up treatments to maintain your ideal image.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate?
If you are a man or woman who wants to see their skin rejuvenated, this treatment could be right for you! In general, you should be healthy and should not experience any serious skin conditions or sensitivities. Thanks to its gentle and topical nature, this treatment is considered effective for most skin types. In addition, it is an excellent option for patients of all ages and can even help prevent signs of aging over the course of treatment.
If you have specific skin concerns or any related questions, our doctor can help design a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you and your unique goals. We can help you determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for treatment during an initial consultation.