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People suffering from excess facial hair or frequent breakouts should consider dermaplaning as an alternative to laser hair removal or microdermabrasion to get a younger, smoother complexion. The clinicians at Buinewicz Plastic Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Anna Buinewicz, a board-certified physician, treat people in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA, as well as the surrounding area, with dermaplaning to correct skin imperfections or to remove excess facial hair and give them a more positive self-image.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves exfoliating facial skin using a scalpel. It feels much like getting a shave. It is performed on the face to remove peach fuzz and other excess facial hair or skin imperfections, as an alternative to laser hair removal or microdermabrasion. The results from dermaplaning are temporary and last typically about three to four weeks.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is used most frequently to remove vellus hair (peach fuzz). In addition to leaving the skin smoother, dermaplaning offers the following benefits:

  • Facilitates cell regeneration on facial skin
  • Allows skin care products to sink into the skin
  • Brightens the skin
  • Helps diminish skin imperfections
  • Done as an alternative to microdermabrasion
  • Performed in combination with other cosmetic treatments
  • Little to no downtime

Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?

If your skin’s tone and texture is uneven or dry and ruddy, or if you have superficial scars or want to remove excess peach fuzz, you may want to consider dermaplaning. This treatment is safe for most skin unless your skin is excessively oily, has active outbreaks of acne or thick, dark facial hair.

How Involved is Dermaplaning?

The dermaplaning procedure is performed in an in-office setting by a specially trained clinician. This procedure uses a 10-guage scalpel to gently scrape the top layer of skin removing dead cells and any unwanted facial hair. Dermaplaning is performed every three to four weeks only by a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It is safe for most skin types.

During a dermaplaning procedure, the clinician pulls the skin in the targeted area tightly then takes the scalpel and removes the outer layers of skin. It feels much the same as shaving your legs but is done on the face. The entire treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

How Long is the Recovery from Dermaplaning?

There is no recovery or downtime immediately following dermaplaning. Patients may resume their activities following the treatment.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

The cost of dermaplaning varies with each patient depending on the extent of the area to be treated and whether it is combined with other treatments. We can discuss the cost during a discussion about the details of the procedure.

What Should I Do Next?

If you have excessive peach fuzz or dry, uneven skin tone and texture, you may want to consider dermaplaning or another cosmetic skin treatment to leave the skin smoother and fresher. We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Anna Buinewicz or one of our clinicians to evaluate your skin and determine if dermaplaning or another treatment is the best option to treat your facial skin.

Dermaplaning is often used to remove the outer layers of the skin, including scarring, dry skin and excessive vellus hair (peach fuzz). Dr. Anna Buinewicz, a board-certified physician, performs dermaplaning on people living in or around Doylestown, PA, Flemington, NJ and the surrounding communities who want supple, flawless facial skin. Please contact us to schedule a personal consultation.