Dermaplanning in Kansas City is one of the most popular facial treatments for women we perform here at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Continue reading about the benefits of dermaplanning and some common questions regarding this facial procedure.
What is Dermaplanning?
Dermaplanning is a skin resurfacing procedure done by a qualified professional that includes using a surgical-grade scalpel to remove dead skin and peach fuzz to give the facial skin a smooth and radiant appearance. Basically, it is a fancy way of shaving the face, but it does much more than removing hair.
Constant exposure to UV rays, environmental toxins, and other irritants can make our faces appear dull. Dermaplanning helps remove the dead surface cells and small facial hairs to reveal new skin cells.
Benefits of Dermaplanning
The benefits of dermaplanning go beyond removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
This facial procedure is accompanied by several potential benefits, including:
- A more youthful, radiant look
- Reduction of the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduction of acne scarring
- Reduction of sun-damaged skin
- Smoother, softer skin
- A chemical-free procedure
- Makeup goes on the skin more smoothly
- Suitable for all skin types
The following are some common questions our licensed estheticians receive about dermaplanning:
Will my hair grow back thicker and darker?
No. Unlike our leg and underarm hairs, dermaplanning will not cause your facial hair to grow back thicker or darker. Only changes in hormones can alter hair growth.
How often should I schedule dermaplanning appointments?
If you want to stay consistent with dermaplanning sessions, our estheticians will recommend scheduling another appointment within the next six weeks or so. The results of dermaplanning do not last forever or as long as laser hair removal would.
Can’t I just do this at home to myself?
While you have likely heard about “at-home dermaplanning,” it is not the same. Only a certified professional should perform dermaplanning, and it is not advised to use an at-home kit. Plus, you will not receive the same benefits as having a professional perform dermaplanning on you.
Does Dermaplanning hurt?
Dermaplanning is a painless, chemical-free procedure that lasts less than one hour. While some people complain of redness and sensitive skin afterward, the actual procedure does not hurt. How you react after will depend on the sensitivity of your skin.
Contact Associated Plastic Surgeons
Are you interested in a dermaplanning appointment? Give us a call at 913-451-3722 today. Other facial procedures we offer include VI Chemical Peels, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, HydraFacials, CoolSculpting, and Microneedling in Kansas City. Request a consultation online to learn more!