Dermaplaning is a painless method of removing dead surface skin to make way for healthy new skin. At AK Beautiful You LLC in Anchorage, Alaska, the team of experienced aesthetics care providers offers dermaplaning and combination procedures like dermaplaning and chemical peels. To set up your dermaplaning appointment, call the office or click on the online booking feature now.

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What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning involves using a dermatome — a sterile surgical blade — to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and fine hairs from your face. It’s a precise and highly effective form of manual exfoliation.

When might I want to have dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin enhancement treatment that can help reduce the appearance of issues such as:

  • Dull skin
  • Peach fuzz
  • Precancerous skin patches (actinic keratosis)
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation

If you have an active acne breakout or other skin lesions, you shouldn’t have dermaplaning until the skin clears. But, treatments like clinical skincare and microdermabrasion can help with those issues. Then you can have regular dermaplaning sessions to help maintain smooth skin.

How does the dermaplaning process work?

The dermaplaning process involves light strokes of the blade, covering your whole face one section at a time. The team avoids the delicate skin around the eyelids and in the neck during dermaplaning.

Because the dermaplaning process neatly removes all the dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, it gives you immediate results. After dermaplaning, you can see a healthier, softer, and more youthful-looking face.

Depending on the severity of your skin issues, the team may recommend a dermaplaning procedure followed by a chemical peel. Having the dermaplaning first prepares your skin for the peel by removing the dead cells that might otherwise prevent optimal absorption of the acids in the chemical peel.

After dermaplaning, you can return to your normal activities immediately — you can even schedule the treatment on your lunch break. Your skin may be slightly red and tender for a while afterward, so the team may recommend specific skincare products to protect it.

Does dermaplaning hurt?

No, dermaplaning doesn’t hurt. You might feel some mild scratching from the blade during the treatment but it’s not painful.

The experts at AK Beautiful You LLC have extensive training in gentle and precise dermaplaning techniques that painlessly remove dead skin while leaving your healthy skin alone.

Interested in learning more about dermaplaning? It’s an easy no-downtime tool for great skin, so to learn how it can help you, call AK Beautiful You LLC or book your appointment online today.