A simple option for patients interested in routine revitalization, dermaplaning uses a surgical scalpel to remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin. This hair is incredibly fine and can be a light color, but removing it will transform the way your face feels while exfoliating the skin.
Trying gentle cosmetic treatment
Dermaplaning is one of the most mild in-office cosmetic procedures you can receive. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the effort. Simply abrading the skin and removing excess hair will lead to a fresher, more youthful surface. This routine shaving is precise and easy to control, and your dentist in Elmhurst, IL will be a trained aesthetician. The scalpel is wielded with a soft but deliberate touch, removing hair and dead skin with light strokes.
Ideal dermaplaning candidates
- Excess vellus hair on the face
- Routinely oily skin with a buildup of dirt in the follicles
- Acne scars
- Those who are pregnant or nursing and seeking deep exfoliation without chemical peeling agents
- Anyone seeking a gentle facial treatment that won’t cause discomfort or require downtime
There are sometimes concerns that hair may grow back thicker or darker after facial shaving, but this is a myth – you won’t see any kind of increase in your hair growth. The superficial vellus hair will continue to grow back at the same speed and with the same texture as before your dermaplaning treatment.
Your dermaplaning will be customized to your needs, and may be longer or short than the average treatment time. If you’re curious about the process, call us today and schedule a facial consultation in Elmhurst, IL. Because dermaplaning is so quick and comfortable, it’s never a bad idea to try it for yourself if it sounds intriguing.