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
"I’m so glad that I went with Dr. Decherd for my tummy tuck! I had consultations with other doctors and I honestly left feeling bummed. I feel like all they wanted was to make everyone look “snatched” but that’s not what I was looking for. After 6 pregnancies and having 2 c sections I just wanted my hanging apron gone! Dr. Decherd understood what I was looking for and he delivered results I’m 100% happy with. His staff is amazing too! I’m definitely going back for other procedures in the future."- S.R. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
"Dr. Decherd and his team are the absolute best do not hesitate for a second! I did extensive research prior to getting my mommy makeover and I could not be happier with my results. My scars are so thin it’s truly unbelievable. I look better now than I did at 18. It is hard to believe I’m looking at the same body. Not only is Dr. Decherd’s work amazing, but Heather has been a rockstar pre and post surgery answering all my questions and responding to my needs even when it was after hours. Thank you for giving me my confidence back!"- B.B. / Google / Sep 21, 2021
"My visits with Julie (NurseInjectorJewels) have always been pleasant, comfortable and amazing!! She ensures her clients collect all the information needed for your procedure, makes herself available for additional questions and is a perfectionist at her work! She truly aims to please her clients, I am glad I made the decision of seeing her to treat me for my needs. I’ll never go anywhere else! I highly recommend her!"- S.W. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
"34 yr old mommy makeover- breast lift, 350cc low profile aug, tummy tuck, lipo of inner and outer thighs - After having my daughter, no matter how much time I spent in the gym, there were just some body parts that were not going back so I opted for a full mommy makeover. It included tummy tuck with limited lipo, lipo of inner and outer thighs, breast lift, and breast augmentation (natrelle silicon low profile 350 cc). My biggest fear was choosing the right breast size! I wanted upper pole volume but not a ton of projection. It's rather rare for women to opt for low profile but they were perfect for my needs. So ladies if you have a decent amount of breast issue that needs to be lifted and your not looking for a massive size increase but upper fullness and better shape don't be afraid of the low profile! My after picture is just 4 days post op so there is obviously some swelling and my breasts are high but I can already tell I'm going to love the results! Dr Decherd and his staff have been beyond amazing and my after picture speaks volumes about his amazing work. Some tips, rent yourself a recliner lift chair and walker! the lift chair is a game changer! It's comfortable to sleep in and made getting in and out of bed so much easier. Have HELP, I had my mom, dad and husband with me, believe me you will need help for everything the first 3-4 days. The first 4 days are no joke mainly due to the side affects of anesthesia, but by day 5 I felt like I made the turn and have been backing off the major pain meds and the nausea is gone. I go in for my first post op in 3 days. I can't wait to see my results over the coming months!"- B. / RealSelf / Aug 28, 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.