We are excited to share with you special cosmetic treatment for both the ladies and the guys which we now offer at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands.

The technique of dermaplaning, which involves deep exfoliation of the skin, has been in development for nearly 40 years.  Both the tools and the technique have been refined giving us an incredibly effective and very safe procedure that we now offer.

Dermaplaning Treatment Omaha

The best dermatologists know that in the realm of cosmetics, the quest for smoother, brighter skin is the pinnacle goal.

The purpose of dermaplaning is to smooth out the skin and remove superficial unwanted hairs by means of a special surgical scalpel that glides across the surface of the skin.  The very top layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is exfoliated during the procedure.  Along with this, fine hairs are also removed.  We generally call these the vellus hairs—those hairs which are fine, and soft. By doing this, the irregularities in the skin, excess debris of dead skin, as well as fine hairs are removed.  The results are smoother skin, giving lightening and brightening in the complexion.  Effects of sun damage like fine lines and dullness in the skin can also improve.

Dermaplaning Pros & Cons

Results can vary from person to person, but in general, both men and women appreciate the improvement in their appearance.  As an added plus for women, makeup application is easier, with makeup going on more evenly/smoothly and removal is much easier after dermaplaning.  For those who have those fine fuzzy hairs (peach fuzz), just imagine how much nicer and smoother your makeup will look after the hairs are removed.  For the guys, you can have a great deal of debris, especially dead skin cells on the surface of your skin.  Removing these can brighten your appearance and reduce acne breakouts.

Almost anyone can have dermaplaning performed, and the effects usually last about a month.  For this reason, many of our patients come back for repeat sessions at monthly intervals.  Pregnant women, people with mildly sensitive skin, and patients having some other cosmetic procedures like chemical peels can also safely have this procedure performed. In fact, dermaplaning can be very helpful to prepare the skin prior to a chemical peel, making the peel even more effective.

Treatment Options

Want a bonus?  Dermaplaning is very safe and PAINLESS!

In a few rare circumstances, dermaplaning should not be performed.  For our patients with active or cystic acne, we must wait until the acne is better controlled before any treatments.  Not to worry there, we have several dermatology professionals in our clinics, and all are skilled in our management approach for acne known as the Acne Institute (https://www.midlandsderm.com/acne-treatment-omaha/).  Yet the good news is that dermaplaning can help to fade some of the skin darkening known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that may occur with acne.  Dermaplaning cannot be used in the beard area of a man or in a woman with hirsutism, which is a condition of male pattern facial hair growth.

Dermaplaning Tool

On the technique itself, it requires a special instrument as well as specialized training.  At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we have Registered Nurse skincare specialists who are experienced with dermaplaning and have received special training to maximize their skills. The surgical blade instrument we use has gone through many refinements over the years and now in its current version is a hybrid of both steel and carbon giving maximum versatility with both rigidity and flexibility to perform this technique in the best way possible.

Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands | Best Dermatologist Omaha & Council Bluffs, IA | Board Certified Dermatologists

If you are interested in pursuing this wonderful skin treatment or want to find out more information, please contact us at (402) 933 3770.  We offer this treatment in all our offices at 129th and Pacific (Sterling Ridge) and 15805 West Maple in Omaha and Valley View Drive in Council Bluffs. If you need more assistance, please consider seeing us in a consultation.

Additional resources: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a13036262/dermaplaning-women-shave-face/