1522 Locust Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning in Philadelphia
Dermaplaning is a technique that is safely performed using a specialized surgical instrument and disposable blades designed specifically for dermaplaning. Once the skin is properly prepped, the medical aesthetician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. This removes both the vellus hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.

What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning facials are a non-invasive way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin. It is painless and safe and leaves your skin feeling clean, clear, bright and smooth. Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained aesthetician.

How does Dermaplaning work?
This advanced facial provides exfoliation by our experienced medical aesthetician who gently scrapes away the top layer of your skin using a scalpel. Dermaplaning removes these extra layers of skin, helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow.

Who can get Dermaplaning?
All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning! Men can also be dermaplaned on non-beard areas only. Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. Dermaplaning should not be done on the eyelids or chest.

Who is not a candidate for Dermaplaning?
Patients with active acne outbreaks or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed. Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks. Patients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated. Patients with diabetes not under control by diet or medication should not be treated. Patients undergoing cancer treatment should also not be treated.

What should I know before Dermaplaning?
There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies: Vellus hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body. Terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas. When the vellus hair is removed, it is physiologically impossible for it to grow back thicker. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly usually in about 4 weeks.

Is there any downtime after Dermaplaning?
No, that’s one of the benefits. The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish. This is a must have procedure before an important social event or television appearance. You may see a slight redness or dryness following your facial, but this will quickly dissipate. You can use a moisturizer and sunscreen following your facial, and avoiding the sun for a few days is a good idea.

How long will Dermaplaning last?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The aesthetician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment.

Why Choose Forever Young Medical Spa?
Our staff understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. We take the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.

If you’d like to get to know Dr. Segal better, you can receive a private consultation when you schedule your appointment during one of the select times he has set aside exclusively for Web visitors.