Edward F. Guarino, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Dermaplaning in Allentown, PA

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What is Dermaplaning?

When skin rejuvenation treatments, like facials and microdermabrasion, are not helping you attain the outcome you want, but you want to avoid lasers and more invasive procedures, consider dermaplaning skin treatments. Dermaplaning is an exciting skin treatment and facial rejuvenation treatment that smoothes the surface of your skin by stripping away dead skin cells and fine facial hair for a softer, more radiant complexion. Sometimes referred to as dermablading, this procedure is performed with a careful scraping technique with a facial blade. Plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Guarino is pleased to offer dermaplaning skin treatments at our facility in Allentown, PA. Dermaplaning is becoming more popular these days because it is nonsurgical and able to provide smoother, younger-looking skin.

Our Dermaplaning Technique

Dermaplane treatments are usually performed in our office as an outpatient procedure. After cleaning the skin, the dermaplaning will begin with a gentle skimming of the surface of the face with a blade. The technician will skim the treatment area repeatedly until the needed areas have been entirely treated. The treatment time will depend upon whether a small portion or the entire face will be addressed. During your consultation, our aesthetician will help you to understand it with clarity.

What to Expect

In the hours following your dermaplaning treatment, you should expect your face to be slightly red as the skin heals. However, it is important not to scratch — you should let the skin fall off on its own. Patients will need to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because the face will be sensitive in the days following your procedure. Patients can expect results quickly since dermaplaning produces smoother, softer skin instantly. To help you care for your rejuvenated skin, our team will discuss a recommended skin care routine with you, including the regular application of sunscreen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does it 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.

Why is dermaplaning good for the skin?
If you have an excess amount of "peach fuzz" or have tired-looking skin, then this is a great treatment option as it is simple, affordable, noninvasive, and does not require any downtime, like a chemical peel. Dermaplaning removes old damaged skin and vellus hair for a gorgeous profile. This process also helps to remove trapped dirt and bacteria, in addition to promoting collagen and elastin fibers for a glowing complexion.

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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.