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.
"Dr. Decherd is an incredible plastic surgeon and his results speak for themselves! He is extremely thorough and took the time to answer all my questions. I felt comfortable every step of the way. He truly cares about his patients to ensure they are 100% satisfied with their results. Love the entire staff and I will definitely be seeing Dr. Decherd again for all my future plastic surgery needs."- L.C. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"I am 7 weeks post tummy tuck and muscle repair and am so in love with my results. Dr.Decherd and his staff are absolutely amazing!!!! They were always there to answer any questions or concerns I had and helped me feel at ease. He is hands down the best there is out there. After three kids I never thought I would get my pre baby body back and Dr Decherd made that happen. He has helped me feel at my best and confident in my own skin. I can’t thank him enough!!! He is the BEST 🤩"- K.D. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"Let me just say that Dr. Michael Decherd and his staff are absolutely amazing! I had my Abdominoplasty and Brachioplasty/Liposuction of the arms done on November 3, 2022 and I am extremely happy with my results. I highly recommend him and will definitely be going back for any future plastic surgeries."- L.B. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"I had a Tummy Tuck with muscle repair and the experience from start to finish exceeded all my expectations. Dr. Decherd was very knowledgeable and comforting throughout the entire process. His staff was so sweet and attentive at every visit. I am finally confident in my own skin for the very first time. I am thrilled with my results and cannot recommend Dr. Decherd enough!!"- S.B. / Google / Nov 16, 2022
"Dr. Decherd is a talented surgeon - Loving my results! First, let me established that Dr. Decherd is skilled and kind, with an amazing staff. After years of hating my small breast, I finally decided to take care of it. Dr. Decherd is highly recommended and after seeing his beautiful results, I made my consult for breast augmentation. Dr. Decherd was calmed, professional and listened to my request. He and his nurse walked me through the entire process from start to finish. He made me feel at home, at ease and well-taken care of. I knew I was in good hands. My surgery went smooth and painless. The recovery process was a breeze. I’m two month post-op and Dr. Decherd succeeded on giving me the most natural, beautiful results. A special thank you to the anesthesiologist and nurses for being so attentive and total sweethearts. If you are thinking about having a procedure, PLEASE go see Dr. Michael Decherd. Remember ladies, he is a professional. Take his advice! He will help you achieve a look that is natural and perfectly fits your unique body. He genuinely have your best interest at heart. I'm definitely happy with my decision!"- L.M. / Google / Oct 26, 2022
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.