Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is an age-old skin resurfacing technique, which originated as a trade secret in the modeling industry.  When you receive this treatment, a 10-guage blade called a dermatome is used to remove vellus hair and slough off dead skin to reveal the dewy, luminous skin beneath.  Unlike microdermabrasion, dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique, and yields a more dramatic result.  We invite you to call Gotham Beauty today to schedule your appointment with our skilled practitioners and learn more about dermaplaning in New York, New York.

Benefits of dermaplaning include:

  • Eliminating fine vellus facial hair that traps oil and bacteria and makes applying makeup difficult.
  • Correcting cystic acne scaring (deep-pitted scars)
  • Minimizing fine lines
  • Promoting evenness and texture

Dermaplaning is performed by a doctor or a medical aesthetician.  We begin by gently cleansing and scrubbing the face to remove excess debris.  A sterile dermatome is then used to remove the top layer of skin in a gentle sweeping motion.  This procedure takes just 20 minutes, and will provide you with an instant improvement in the quality of your skin.

There is no post-treatment care required for this treatment, and it causes almost no redness or irritation, making it the ideal lunchtime or before-evening-plans treatment.  Dermaplaning is recommended in monthly intervals, and is often performed with a chemical peel to produce the best results.

Note: Your facial hair will not grow back thicker following a dermaplaning treatment.  Vellus facial hair (peach fuzz) is not the same as terminal hair (the type of hair found on other areas of the body).  Terminal hair is coarse and designed to regulate temperature, and will grow back coarser when cut.  Vellus hair is fine and translucent, and when cut maintains a blunt edge and grows back unaltered.

For more information about dermaplaning, please contact our office today.