Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
Dead skin cells tend to build up on your skin’s surface, leaving you with dryness and more noticeable wrinkles and scars. At Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut, Dana Brownell, MD, and her team specialize in dermaplaning. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and fine peach fuzz hair. To learn more about dermaplaning and find out if you’re a good candidate, call Westport Medispa today.
Dermaplaning Q & A
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, also called blading, is an exfoliative procedure to remove dead skin and peach fuzz hair from the skin on your face. The procedure leaves you with smooth skin and a more even complexion.
During dermaplaning at Westport Medispa, Dr. Brownell and her team use SkinCeuticals® dermaplaning blades, which are made in the United States. Using one of these blades at an angle against your skin, Dr. Brownell gently skims away the outermost layer of cells, hair, and debris.
Following your treatment, your skin is more absorbent and responsive to the products you use on it like moisturizers and serums. Dr. Brownell can help you choose products that will provide your skin the nutrients it needs the most.
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a great option to use if you want to brighten your skin or achieve a smoother texture. However, it also minimizes various flaws and features related to aging and sun damage. After a dermaplaning session, you’ll notice reductions in:
- Acne scars
- Dryness and flakiness
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Peach fuzz
Peach fuzz, also called vellus hair, is much finer and lighter than other hair on your body like the hair on your head, legs, and eyebrows. Uniquely, peach fuzz never grows back thicker or darker after you remove it. You can get dermaplaning repeatedly with no change in the quality of your peach fuzz.
Am I a good candidate for dermaplaning?
If you have particularly sensitive skin, chronic redness or rosacea, or visible spider veins on your face, Dr. Brownell might recommend dermaplaning to you as an alternative to a chemical peel.
If you don’t have these sensitivity issues, you can even get a chemical peel immediately after dermaplaning for additional enhancements. A lactic acid chemical peel can hydrate your skin while a glycolic acid peel can treat oily skin.
You should consider other options besides dermaplaning if your skin is particularly prone to acne. Usually, oils from within your skin travel up these vellus hairs to escape. When you cut your peach fuzz with dermaplaning, the oil can get trapped and clog your pores.
How often can I get dermaplaning?
Your skin’s growth cycle lasts for about 30 days in total, and one dermaplaning session removes two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells, hair growth, and debris. Dr. Brownell and her team recommend scheduling your dermaplaning sessions three to four weeks apart.
If you’d like to achieve hairless, smooth, and more vibrant skin with dermaplaning, call Westport Medispa for a consultation today.
Our Medical Spa Services
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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE OPTIMIZATION
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
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