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Dermaplaning in Huntersville, NC

Also known as dermabrasion, dermaplaning is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that corrects more advanced skin problems when compared to microdermabrasion. Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery, recommends dermabrasion for those in Charlotte and nearby communities, who can benefit from removing the outer layers of skin to reveal a smoother, healthier complexion.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an advanced exfoliation technique that removes damaged layers of skin from the face. Dr. Cook may recommend the procedure to patients who require greater correction that what is offered with microdermabrasion. Damage is are removed with a dermatome, a special surgical blade that precisely shaves off thin layers of skin. By removing the damaging layers in a precise manner, Dr. Cook is able to reveal the underlying healthier, smoother skin.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

The benefits of dermaplaning are that it:

  • Improves skin tone and texture without surgery
  • Is recommended for more advanced cosmetic flaws, such as acne scars and fine lines
  • Provides hair removal
  • Promotes skin health be removing dead cells and impurities
  • Does not require the use of chemicals
  • Is ideal for patients with sensitive skin
  • Requires fewer post-treatment symptoms when compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques
  • Can be adapted to treat small cosmetic problems on the face

What Should I Expect From Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning normally requires about 30 minutes to treat your entire face. Most patients are comfortable with the procedure, but we can administer anesthesia if needed. Dr. Cook may recommend that your dermaplaning treatment be performed over the course of several appointments if you need more advanced correction, such as for scars and fine lines. The dermatome blade is placed against your skin at a 45-degree angle, and then gently and carefully moved along the skin in a manner that is similar to shaving.

Immediately after the treatment, your skin feels smooth and healthy. You should schedule periodic treatments every month.

What Should my Physician Explain to me About Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning should not be performed around the eyes, on the nose, chest or neck. Although rare, bleeding may occur. Patients with advanced acne should not undergo dermaplaning. This treatment will not eliminate deep wrinkles and creases, so Dr. Cook may recommend alternative procedures. Dermaplaning increases your risk of sun damage, so you should protect your skin with sunscreen after a procedure.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

Dermaplaning costs vary by patient. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. If you are interested in financing your treatments, you can apply for Alphaeon™ Credit.

Scars, fine lines, and damaged skin are easily corrected with dermaplaning at Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina. We invite Charlotte-area residents to contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cook to learn more about the skin health benefits of dermaplaning.