At the 4 Ever Young Institute, our goal is to help our patients look as good as they feel. That is why we are proud to offer dermaplaning treatments at our clinic in Boca Raton! Despite this fantastic exfoliation treatment’s growing popularity, there are still a number of misconceptions about this treatment. Here are some commonly asked questions about dermaplaning. If you have any other questions about dermaplaning or any of our other treatments, contact us today to schedule your free consultation! We will be happy to help you find the perfect treatment for your needs!

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a painless physical exfoliation treatment which promotes healthier, brighter and smoother skin. Similar to shaving, this treatment uses a surgical blade to gently scrape the skin. This helps exfoliate the dead cells, peach fuzz and other debris that lead to a dull complexion and clogged pores. In addition, this treatment also increases the skin cells’ turnover rate, slowing the aging process and fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Because of these immediate and long term effects, dermaplaning can be used to treat a number of conditions*, including:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough, uneven texture

What is the treatment like?

Before your treatment, we will cleanse your skin thoroughly to prepare it. After this, a surgical scalpel will be used to skim over the surface of the skin. The process takes about 30 to 45 minutes and is completely painless. Many patients compare the sensation to that of shaving.

What are results like?

Immediately after your treatment, your skin should be brighter and smoother. In addition, you should notice an increased improvement in your skin’s quality over time, since this treatment allows your skin care products to penetrate deeper.*

Does the hair grow back darker or thicker?

Nope! Despite the common belief that shaving (or dermaplaning) changes the appearance of the hair that grows back, the new vellus hair will be the same texture and color as before.

Can this treatment be combined with others?

Absolutely! In fact, we recommend our patients receive a dermaplaning treatment before any of our other facial services. This allows the products to penetrate deeper into the dermis and optimizes your results.*

Who is a candidate for dermaplaning?

One of the benefits of dermaplaning is that it is ideal for almost anyone who is looking to refresh their complexion and improve their skin’s health.* It can be used on almost all skin tones without risk of hypopigmentation. Many practitioners often recommend dermaplaning to pregnant or nursing women as an alternative to chemical peels. Patients with active acne should wait for their breakouts to clear before receiving dermaplaning.

*Individual results may vary.