Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Removing epidermal skin allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. We recommend dermaplaning to prepare the skin for procedures such as laser treatments or chemical peels.
If you would like to learn more about dermaplaning or anti-aging chemical peels, request a consultationrequest a consultation online, or call South Bay Plastic Surgeons at 310-784-0644 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, or rough, dry skin. The treatment results in skin that is smoother and more refined and creates a "glowing" complexion.
Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic medical providers across the country. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. This is a great treatment for pregnant or nursing patients who want deep exfoliation, but who are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream and may be transferred to the fetus or the child. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oil in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier-looking skin.
Sometimes patients are concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning, but this is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before treatment.
Years of environmental exposure and skin conditions, such as acne, can damage the skin, obscuring clarity, tone, color, and texture. This 3-step peel process removes a micro-thin top layer of the skin. This layer of skin consists of clogged pores that obstruct the development of healthy, beautiful skin.
With each additional MicroPeel procedure, you will notice incremental improvements in the overall appearance of your skin. The MicroPeel is a safe, in-office treatment that requires little or no recovery time. For maximum results we recommend you have a series of 6 MicroPeel procedures in 4 to 6-week intervals.
The Vitalize Peel from SkinMedica brings the benefits of alpha-hydroxy acids to provide a strong, but gentle formulation. Even after one peel you will notice improvement in your skin's texture and tone, lessening of fine lines, and a healthier more youthful appearance. The Vitalize Peel has been clinically proven to help pigmentation problems (such as age spots) fade and stimulate collagen production. The Vitalize Peel is gentle enough to use every 3 weeks for maximum benefits and a glowing, healthy start to your skin care regimen. Benefits of this peel include:
- Little or no downtime
- Improvement after 1 peel
- Dramatic results from a series of peels
- Skin tone and texture improvement
- Fine lines diminished
- Gentle enough for all skin types
The Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types, for dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. The Vi Peel will:
- Improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin
- Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation, including melasma
- Soften lines and wrinkles
- Clear acne skin conditions, reduce or eliminate acne scars
- Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin
An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion® is a unique experience providing instant results you can see. Fine lines and blemishes appear visibly reduced; skin looks rejuvenated, radiant and fresh. This facial is soothing and relaxing and suitable for all skin types.
Obagi® Blue Peel
If you're looking to accelerate the transformation of your skin and are interested in a chemical peel procedure, then the Obagi Blue Peel System may be right for you. Prior to and after the procedure, your aesthetician will recommend use of the Obagi Nu-Derm System depending on your skin type, color and texture.
How it works
Unlike common alpha-hydroxy peels or at-home procedures, the Obagi Blue Peel puts control of your treatment in Aestheticians hands. Based on your individual needs and skin condition, your skin professional determines the strength of the peel.
The Obagi Blue Peel uses trichloracetic acid (TCA) as the active ingredient mixed with the patented Blue Base from Obagi. Your skin professional will apply the Obagi Blue Peel based on your level of damage and your desired level of transformation.
What to expect from Obagi Blue Peel
The Obagi Blue Peel procedure takes about 2 hours in your Aesthetician's office and does not typically require sedation. Your aesthetician will apply the Blue Peel typically to your face and neck. A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes. Then you may experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours.
Depending on the strength and depth following the procedure, you will experience light swelling. Within 2 to 3 days, your skin will begin to peel. This peeling continues over the next several days. By the seventh to tenth day, your skin should be healed.
Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin's appearance should continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier and more youthful looking.
WARNINGS: The procedure for and use of TCA can only be performed by an Aesthetician or if permitted by law, a properly trained specialist working under a physician's supervision. It is the patient's responsibility to properly prep with Obagi Nu-Derm System to receive beneficial results. Proper medical knowledge is essential to the performance of any TCA peel. The treating aesthetician is responsible for informing a patient about potential medical risks and complications.