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What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a popular treatment at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers where one of our experienced specialists uses a sharp blade to remove dead skin cells and hairs from the face. Benefits of this gentle form of exfoliation include:

  • Removes dead skin cells and debris
  • Promotes a smoother and enhanced complexion
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Removes soft “peach fuzz” from the face

Who Can Benefit From Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an effective and non-invasive treatment for anyone who wants to enhance the appearance of their skin. Your skin is exposed to environmental toxins, harsh irritants, and UV radiation daily, making your skin appear dull and lifeless with time. This treatment can be especially beneficial for those who have the following:

  • Dry skin
  • Acne scars 
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin
  • Excessive peach fuzz

Dermaplaning is typically not recommended for those with inflammatory skin conditions, such as:

  • Rosacea 
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Sunburn 
  • Acne

What to Expect From Your Dermaplaning Treatment

Before your dermaplaning treatment, you will have a consultation with one of the skilled providers at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers. On the day of your dermaplaning procedure, it’s important to wash your face and remove any makeup. Your provider will then use a surgical blade at a 45-degree angle to gently remove dead skin cells, scar tissue, excess oils, and peach fuzz from the skin’s outer layer, also known as the epidermis. You may experience a slight tingling sensation, and the procedure usually lasts about 15-30 minutes. 

After dermaplaning, you can resume your normal activities, but sun exposure should be avoided for at least 24 hours. There is no downtime after treatment, meaning you will see results immediately. However, you may experience some redness, sensitivity, and swelling for a few hours. For the best results, you should repeat dermaplaning every three to five weeks. 

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