Dermaplaning is a popular cosmetic procedure and facial rejuvenation technique that smoothes and softens the surface of the skin, removing dead skin cells and fine facial hair for a more appealing appearance. This procedure is performed with a 10 gauge surgical scalpel and with careful and controlled scraping techniques. Your dermaplaning procedure will be completed by skilled aesthetician Katy Doke at our MIA Plastic Surgery facility in Houston, TX. Dermaplaning is popular among actresses all over the world for its minimal invasiveness and maximum ability to provide smoother, younger-looking skin quickly and efficiently.
This facial rejuvenation technique is considered relatively safe and effective for most skin types and skin pigments. Patients suffering from severe acne should discuss the benefits and risks in detail beforehand. Those who will benefit most from the dermaplaning procedure:
- Are seeking an alternative to chemical peels and microdermabrasion
- Have fine facial hair
- Have sensitive skin
- Are suffering from rosacea
- Have superficial hyperpigmentation
Though it is considered a safe skin treatment technique, dermaplaning is typically performed in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. In some situations, a numbing cream will be applied to the skin to help reduce redness and discomfort that could result as a side effect of the procedure. The treatment could vary in expected completion time depending on a number of factors. The average dermaplaning procedure takes around 2 hours to complete, with small spot treatments taking considerably less time. Details about your specific dermaplaning treatment will be discussed with you at an appointment preceding your scheduled procedure.
What to Expect
In the hours following your dermaplaning session, you may find that your face is a bit red and swollen. These are normal side effects and will begin to subside in a matter of days. It is not uncommon for scabbing to occur as the skin heals. You will be instructed to refrain from exposure to the sun as the newly revealed skin will be very sensitive. Expect near immediate results since dermaplaning reveals softer, smoother skin instantaneously. In the interest of protecting your new skin tone, Katy will discuss a recommended skincare routine with you. It is our understanding that results may be longer lasting with a healthier skincare regimen.
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Seek Smoother Skin Today
MIA Plastic Surgery provides high-quality, top-notch cosmetic care to the greater Houston, TX area. Utilizing innovative techniques, state-of-the-art technology, and the most advanced equipment available to the industry, our staff provides maximum results in a minimal fashion. Dermaplaning, a popular cosmetic procedure proven to smooth and soften your skin, is a highly effective technique that can help accentuate your natural beauty. If you would like to find out more about this cosmetic procedure or you are ready to schedule your consultation with our aesthetician Katy, give our front office a call today.