» Dermaplaning offered at Elevate by Ochsner Health:
Dermaplaning is a safe, gentle anti-aging and skin resurfacing treatment that removes the superficial layer of dead skin cells. It is similar to microdermabrasion, but also removes the vellus hair (peach fuzz) thus revealing a baby smooth complexion. This will also allow for better penetration of products applied to the skin and will create a perfect canvas for your make-up. The vellus hair can cause a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so once this hair is removed it provides healthier looking skin!
The procedure involves light feathering strokes using a scalpel to delicately abrade the surface of the skin. Dermaplaning takes approximately 45 minutes and involves no adverse effects. Because of this, it has quickly gained popularity amongst the cosmetic and medical community across the country. This is an ideal treatment for pregnant and nursing women since no harsh chemicals are applied to the skin. The only contraindication to dermaplaning is a nickel allergy or numerous raised lesions on the skin. The procedure reveals immediate results making it perfect for a last minute event!
» What can you expect?
No downtime, immediate results, and no peeling! The use of sunscreen is highly recommended in order to reduce the opportunity for hyperpigmentation and skin damage. Dermaplaning can be done as frequent as every 2 weeks but is recommended every 4 to 6 weeks when the vellus hair begins to grow back. Frequently, patients ask if the hair will return heavier or darker. Because the vellus hair is only superficial, it will return at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.