This is a skin resurfacing and exfoliating procedure used to remove the thin, top, outer layer of skin (dead epidermal cells) and soft hair. It is performed using a special surgical blade to gently scrape away that top layer of problem skin – and remove acne scars or small, fine facial wrinkles. Treatments take approximately 20 minutes, are painless, and can be done every 4 weeks. This is a popular treatment because of the excellent results with minimal to no downtime. Not only will you achieve smoother, brighter skin but by skimming off fine hair on the face that traps dirt and oil, dermaplaning enhances the effectiveness of other skin care treatments such as chemical peels. Despite popular belief, the hair does not grow back thicker.
At Shangrila MedSpa we use this treatment as a stand-alone exfoliation to improve skin quality, texture, or appearance, and to prepare the skin for other treatments.