Frequently Asked Questions

Dermaplaning is a favorite procedure for many patients due to the way it makes the face feel and look.  Many ladies report that their makeup goes on unbelievably well afterwards.

Dermaplaning is one of the most effective facial exfoliating treatments available to patients. It is a process that has been used in conjunction with medical skin care for nearly the past two decades. Dermaplaning helps reveal radiant, healthier skin. Once the procedure is completed, you will leave with your skin glowing, without any redness or irritation. Of all facial treatments, none of them leave the facial skin feeling as clear or as soft as Dermaplaning! Best of all, Dermaplaning is less costly than any other facial procedure.

What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a quick, noninvasive, painless procedure in which surface dead skin cells are manually scraped away. Dermaplaning requires absolutely no recovery time. It increases cellular turnover, smooths and softens skin, and provides immediate results. This procedure is the most effective exfoliating procedure because it basically tricks the body into thinking it has an injury and needs to heal itself, immediately producing healthier, plump skin cells. Dermaplaning can be used on all skin colors. As an extra esthetic bonus, Dermaplaning removes the fine vellus hair on the face. This is important because this excess “peach fuzz” can trap oil and dirt which can lead to other problems with your skin. It also cause facial cleansers to be less effective. Once you scrap away the dirt, oil and dead skin cells, facial products and treatments are much more effective because they can penetrate the skin more easily.

How is dermaplaning performed?
After cleansing, toning and degreasing the face, your skin care specialist will gently scrape away the surface layer of dirt, oil and dead skin cells with a sterile surgical scalpel. Each area of the face, except for the nose and neck, is carefully scraped until properly “cleaned”. After the procedure, special clinical products designed especially for your skin type and concerns, as well as UV protection, will be applied with a gentle facial massage. You will not leave with red or irritated skin, and you are free to reapply makeup at any time.

Will my hair grow back dark, thicker or faster?
No, dermaplaning will not cause the vellus hair on your face to grow back any darker, thicker or faster because the procedure does not trigger hair follicles. The hair will return just as it is, usualy in about two to four weeks.

How much does dermaplaning cost?
Dermaplaning is the most affordable of all facial procedures! Single treatments are $30* for each treatment, or a package of five (5) Dermaplane treatments is $125*.

Is there a consultation fee?
Yes, there is a $50 consultation fee to see our skin care specialist. However, if you have your first treatment during your consultation (time permitting), then this fee is waived. If it is decided that you need to see one of the plastic surgeons for a surgical consultation, the consultation fee is $100*.

Who is the best candidate for dermaplaning?
Anyone who desires smoother, softer, healthier, more radiant skin. However, patients with active acne are not candidates for Dermaplaning.

Does dermaplaning hurt?
No. Dermaplaning is a painless procedure without any discomfort at all.

How long does the procedure take?
Dermaplaning is a quick, effective procedure that normally takes 30-45 minutes to complete. It is recommended that patients space treatments approximately two to four weeks apart for the best results.

Is there any down time?
No, there is absolutely NO recovery or down time with this treatment.

Do the Dermaplaning treatments need to be paid for up front or do you offer a payment plan?
Yes, the treatments have to be paid for at the time of treatment. Packages have to be paid for in-full during the first visit.

Will my insurance cover my dermaplaning?
No, we do not accept insurance for dermaplaning or any of our cosmetic procedures.

Our office offers treatment programs for virtually every skin type of patient and every budget. During your consultation, the skin care specialist will outline all of your options and let you choose which program is best for you. We proudly offer our patients Obagi skin care products.

*Prices are subject to change. Patients are given an exact cost at their consultation.

General Information

(5) 30-45 min treatments 2 to 4 weeks apart.

(5) Treatments $125

No, insurance not accepted for this procedure.

Immediately following treatment.

$50 (see conditions left)

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