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Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe, non-invasive treatment that is suitable for most healthy adults who desire a more youthful, radiant complexion. It is often perfect for those struggling with:
- Age-related wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scarring
- Poor skin tone and texture
- Sun damage
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure, making it an ideal option for many busy Beverly Hills patients who desire rejuvenated skin without a lengthy or painful recovery. There are no lasers, no chemicals, and no acids, so it is viable for all skin types and tones. Even women who are pregnant or nursing can benefit from dermaplaning. Similarly, patients with sensitive skin may also derive aesthetic improvement through dermaplaning.
Dermaplaning is not the best solution for those patients experiencing active acne or psoriasis. In these cases, Dr. Emer will find an even better procedure for you that meets your needs and achieves your personal goals for beautiful, healthy skin.
Dr. Emer can determine if you are a good candidate for dermaplaning by meeting with you for a consultation. After assessing your skin and learning about your medical history, Dr. Emer will create a personalized approach to revitalizing your skin.
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Dermaplaning Procedure: What to Expect
Dr. Emer performs dermaplaning treatments in-office at his West Hollywood medical practice. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the complexity of your skin concerns, dermaplaning can be a quick, convenient skin rejuvenation treatment. On average, treatment takes 20-40 minutes. Some patients even choose to schedule the procedure during their lunch break.
To begin, Dr. Emer will help you find a relaxed, reclined position that allows him access to the targeted treatment area. Based on your needs and preferences, local anesthesia or a topical numbing agent will be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Once the anesthetic or numbing agent has taken effect, Dr. Emer will use a sterile blade to gently scrape the skin’s surface to remove dead and damaged skin cells. He may use a manual dermaplaning technique or an electronic device, depending on your aesthetic goals and skin type. Some patients experience a tingling sensation during the procedure.
Dr. Emer’s extensive experience and skill ensure that safe, even, and comprehensive exfoliation is achieved. Once your treatment is over, a soothing moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied.
Dermaplaning Recovery: What to Expect
Dermaplaning is gentle and non-invasive with very little downtime or discomfort. You can return to your normal activities right after dermaplaning.
In some cases, patients experience redness at the treatment site in the first few days after the dermaplaning procedure. Dr. Emer will provide recommendations for at-home skin care to quickly resolve redness and any discomfort and to ensure maximum improvements.
A single dermaplaning treatment can remove a few weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. Most patients notice brighter, smoother skin within a few days of a dermaplaning treatment.
To maintain your refreshed complexion, weekly or monthly dermaplaning sessions may be recommended. Additionally, it is essential to protect the treated area from sun exposure to avoid compromising your dermaplaning results. The treatment removes the outer layer of skin cells, and the newly revealed healthy skin cells are particularly vulnerable to sun damage.
Dermaplaning: The Dr. Emer Difference
To achieve optimal skin exfoliation and aesthetic improvement, Dr. Emer often combines dermaplaning with:
Microneedling procedures involve the use of a specialized device with tiny needles. Using a stamping motion, the device is applied across the treatment area to create micro-wounds. The micro-punctures trigger the body’s healing response, stimulating collagen production for healthier, more beautiful skin long-term.
Laser skin resurfacing
Dermaplaning can be an excellent pre-treatment for more aggressive laser skin resurfacing procedures. Laser devices deliver intense light energy to heat the targeted dermal tissue. The controlled heat can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks, tighten loose skin, and improve skin texture.
Light chemical peels
Light chemical peels like Enlighten or ReveFresh can provide gentle exfoliation with minimal skin irritation. These superficial chemical peels help to shrink enlarged pores and brighten the complexion.
LED light therapy
LED light therapy delivers specific wavelengths of light to stimulate healing and a range of other benefits that complement dermaplaning, microneedling, and laser treatments.
How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?
The price of dermaplaning varies based on the size of the treatment area and the techniques required to attain optimal results. Regularly scheduled dermaplaning sessions are essential for maintaining improvements.
Since skin is subject to sun exposure and a range of environmental toxins on a daily basis, dermaplaning is most effective when done as part of an ongoing maintenance regimen. Dr. Emer will explain all costs associated with your dermaplaning treatment schedule and any recommended companion procedures once he has formulated your customized skin rejuvenation protocol.