Achieving an even, poreless complexion doesn’t need to be difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. At Essential Med Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on delivering quick, effective treatments that will make significant changes to the quality of your skin. Dermaplaning is one of our most beneficial facial treatments that can shrink the appearance of your pores and reveal fresh, brighter skin.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe and effective exfoliation method that improves the appearance of your skin. It is a gentle technique that uses a sharp blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the skin’s surface. This skin resurfacing treatment can be performed on several areas of the body, including the face, neck, chin, and jawline.
Professional dermaplaning treatments are performed by trained and licensed skin care experts. However, you may have heard of at-home dermaplaning. Although dermaplaning is safe under the right conditions, performing the procedure on your own increases the risk of infections and complications. It also may not give you the even and smooth results you are hoping for.
That’s why it is better to leave it in the hands of professionals at Essential Med Aesthetics. Our team will examine your skin type, discuss your goals, and create a personalized plan for your skin’s needs.
How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?
There is no fixed price for dermaplaning treatments. The cost of dermaplaning will vary depending on your location, your provider’s level of experience, your amount of treatment sessions, and any complementary treatments. According to Aedit.com, prices for dermaplaning treatments can range from $75 – $250 per session. The average cost of dermaplaning is approximately $125.
Compared to other facial rejuvenation methods, like radiofrequency and laser treatments, dermaplaning is an affordable option.
What Do Dermaplaning Costs Cover?
Dermaplaning costs cover a variety of things needed for your personalized procedure:
- Facial serums, creams, or moisturizers used during treatment
- Instruments (sterilized stainless steel surgical blades, scalpel handles)
- The expertise of your provider
- Time of the procedure
- Other supplies
How Can I Pay for Dermaplaning?
Unfortunately, insurance does not cover the costs of dermaplaning sessions. At Essential Med Aesthetics, we understand that the costs of dermaplaning sessions can add up with time. We want to reward you for taking regular care of your skin, so check out our monthly specials and membership options to stay up to date on current promotions!
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning can provide a number of benefits, including smoother, brighter skin and improved makeup application. Dermaplaning can also be combined with other facial treatments to gain even more benefits.
For example, Dr. Cobbinah may recommend a chemical peel after your dermaplaning procedure, as your new skin will better absorb the benefits of the peel. Dermaplaning treatments can also be combined with microneedling procedures.
What Skin Conditions Does Dermaplaning Treat?
Dermaplaning can treat a variety of skin concerns caused by aging, including:
- Dull, lifeless skin
- Dry skin
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
What is Dermaplaning Like?
You can expect to lie on a comfortable chair in our clean treatment room. Next, your provider will cleanse your face to prepare you for the procedure. During the procedure, our skincare expert will gently use a sterilized blade at a 45-degree angle across your face to scrape away dead skin cells and debris and reveal new, healthy skin.
At the same time, the procedure will remove your vellus hair (peach fuzz). But don’t worry; the treatment won’t make your facial hair grow back thicker. Finally, they will apply a hydrating serum to your skin. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure and can expect a spa-like experience.
Is Dermaplaning Safe?
Dermaplaning is safe for most skin types when performed by experienced professionals. Although the procedure involves using a sharp blade, it does not harm or damage your healthy skin. Your skin may become temporarily slightly red and swollen after the low-risk procedure.
When Can I See Dermaplaning Results?
You will see visible results immediately following the procedure. You’ll notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant. You may experience some light redness, but this will subside within 48 hours.
How Long Do Dermaplaning Results Last?
Unfortunately, dermaplaning results are not permanent. Your results will last until the dead skin cells begin to build up on the surface of your face again. Many opt for a repeat treatment after approximately three weeks.
After your dermaplaning procedure, you should apply serums and skin care products to your face to enhance the benefits of your treatment. Dr. Cobbinah and her team will be happy to recommend skincare products that will best complement and prolong your results.
Is There Any Downtime for Dermaplaning?
There is little to no downtime with dermaplaning, so you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. Your new skin will also be sensitive to the sun, so it is important to use sunscreen protection recommended by your doctor and avoid the sun for at least one day after your procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Many people with rough, dry skin may be ideal candidates for dermaplaning. If you want healthier-looking, smoother skin, dermaplaning may be perfect for you. Patients with very sensitive skin, current acne breakouts, and skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis may not be suitable for dermaplaning treatments.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about dermaplaning, please call us at (210) 568-7555 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Essential Med Aesthetics is located in San Antonio, Texas.