What is Dermaplaning?
When skin treatments, such as facials and microdermabrasion, are no longer giving you the outcome you desire, but you aren't interested in lasers and more invasive procedures, you may be a candidate for dermaplaning. This exciting skin and facial treatment smoothes the surface of the skin by removing dead skin cells and fine facial hair to create a radiant, youthful complexion. Also known as dermablading, this procedure is performed with a careful scraping technique using a facial blade. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael E. Decherd is pleased to offer dermaplaning skin treatments at Decherd Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, TX. Dermaplaning is becoming more and more popular due to its ability to provide smooth, beautiful skin in a completely noninvasive manner.
"First Class! I highly recommend Dr. Decherd and his staff! I was referred to Dr. Decherd by a friend who had a breast augmentation. She was very pleased with the results, I am three weeks out from a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction, and I feel great. Everything went very smoothly. He was very upfront and informative about the procedure and I knew exactly what to expect. He and His staff are very 'down to earth' and I felt very comfortable. All of the ladies at the front desk are very nice and welcoming. His nurse is also top notch. She has been very helpful! I am so excited about my results! It looks great! He did an awesome job!"- T.S. / Google / Oct 16, 2015
"Dr. Decherd and his staff are absolutely outstanding. I did a ton of research before getting my surgery and decided on him. I made the right choice over and over! I would recommend to anybody and everybody. The care before, during, and after surgery is absolutely amazing. They make you feel like a friend and family. 10/10 stars!"- L.L. / Google / May 05, 2021
"Dr. Decherd and staff were absolutely amazing! Not only am I over pleased with my results and the entire process, but the care taken during and after has been outstanding. Would recommend over and over to any family or friend! 10/10 stars! "- L.L. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2021
"My son's ENT recommended Dr. Decherd for a septoplasty. Dr. Decherd answered all our questions and didn't charge us for the consult like some of the other offices did. Dr. Decherd also answered all my questions concerning all medical safety issues, which were big concerns for me. He also showed my son what his fixed nose would look like on a computer, which helped finalize the decision. The after care was also wonderful, and best of all my son's nose looks fabulous and he can breathe now! I highly recommend San Antonio Plastic Surgery Institute. So happy we went with them."- V.C. / Google / Apr 18, 2021
"Best decision ever!! Dr Decherd was amazing and caring! His staff is also amazing! I was lacking self confidence and Dr Decherd helped me gain that confidence. I no longer have to hide my love handles or wear oversized clothes to hide my stomach. Love my results!"- A.S. / Google / Apr 09, 2021
Am I a Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning procedures are safe skin treatments for most skin types and tones. Those with severe acne should discuss the benefits and risks in detail before undergoing the treatment. Generally, ideal candidates for this procedure:
- Are searching for an alternative to microdermabrasion and chemical peels
- Don't have rosacea
- Have fine facial hair
- Don't have sensitive skin
- Have uneven skin tone
How Is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning treatments are typically completed on an outpatient basis in our office. Once your skin is washed, the treatment will begin with a careful skimming of the surface of the skin with a facial blade. The technician will graze the treatment area repeatedly until the needed areas have been entirely treated. The amount of time needed will vary, depending on whether a section or the full face will be addressed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Decherd will explain the process of dermaplaning in detail.
What REsults Can I Expect From Dermaplaning?
Following your dermaplaning treatment, you can expect your face to be pink. This is a normal side effect that will subside in the coming days. It is common for some peeling to occur as the skin heals. However, it's important not to pull it off — instead, you should allow the skin to heal on its own. Patients should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because the skin will be very sensitive in the days and weeks following the procedure. You can expect results soon after the procedure, as dermaplaning reveals smoother, softer skin instantaneously. To help you protect your refreshed skin, the technician will outline an improved skin care regimen with you, including the highly recommended daily application of sunscreen.
How much does dermaplaning cost?
The cost of your dermaplaning treatment will depend on facility fees, your unique treatment plan, the number of sessions needed to attain your goals, and if any other skin care procedure will be combined with your treatment. Once your custom plan is developed, we can estimate your costs. Our office frequently offers specials and monthly promos so be sure to ask about this during your consultation. In addition, we provide discounts when you purchase multiple treatments.
Does dermaplaning hurt?
No. Typically, most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort during a dermaplaning treatment as this is a noninvasive procedure that focuses on the very top layer of skin. The purpose of the treatment is to gently scrape away old or damaged skin cells and "peach fuzz" hair for smoother, healthier skin. The results will provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
No. Contrary to the popular myth that hair will grow back thicker when shaved, dermaplaning does not interfere in the natural hair production process.
How often should I get dermaplaning?
We usually recommend that you receive a dermaplaning treatment once a month or every 4 – 6 weeks to maintain optimal results. Talk to your aesthetician to determine when they think it's best for you to return for follow-up treatments.
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Decherd Plastic Surgery provides superior, excellent aesthetic care to men and women in the San Antonio, TX area. Using this method, our staff provides maximum results in a minimal fashion. Dermaplaning is an exciting aesthetic treatment proven to even out and soften your skin to reveal your natural beauty. If you would like to learn more about this skin treatment or to schedule your consultation, contact our office to set up an appointment with our expert team led by Dr. Decherd.