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Thanks to its non-invasiveness and lack of harsh chemicals or laser heat, dermaplaning is appropriate for almost everyone, including pregnant women. It can quickly and easily remove dirt, debris, and oil, jumpstarting your self-confidence and preparing you for an important social or professional event.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an innovative skin rejuvenation technique performed by our knowledgeable and caring providers at Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA. It involves the gentle removal with a surgical blade of fine vellus hairs, dirt, debris, dead skin cells, and oil from the pores. After dermaplaning, the skin appears more youthful, refreshed, and bright. Acne scarring is reduced as well.

How Does it Work?

Dermaplaning must be performed by a skilled and experienced professional, such as can be found at our practice in Lexington, MA. During treatment, a surgical blade glides across the skin’s surface with light, feathery strokes, manually removing fine hairs, scar tissue, and dead skin cells.

Damage from environmental toxins, the sun, and the wind is combated, and deep cellular healing is initiated. Over time, new collagen growth will occur, further reducing the signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, creases, and folds. After the treatment, your skin is moisturized and sealed with a layer of protective medical-grade sunscreen.

What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

While most patients do not find dermaplaning painful, some may feel a tingling sensation. Your provider may use a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) on your skin and give you an oral sedative to ensure your complete comfort during your session. Once your skin has been properly prepared, the dermaplaning device will be applied to the skin at a 45-degree angle. Treatment takes around 20 minutes.

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What are the Benefits?

  • Smoother, softer, more youthful-looking skin
  • Clears away dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation and evens out the skin tone
  • Corrects poor skin texture
  • Makes it easier to use cosmetics
  • Improves the look of wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Improves the efficacy of your at-home skincare regimen
  • Cleanses and shrinks the pores
  • Combats acne scarring
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Gentle, restorative treatment
  • Convenient with no downtime
  • Helps boost self-confidence

Who is a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Patients struggling with acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, a dull complexion, fine vellus hairs, or sun damage will all appreciate the artful precision of dermaplaning. The treatment is safe and appropriate for any skin type. During your private consultation, we will perform a detailed computerized skin analysis to determine if dermaplaning is the best solution for your concerns.

What is Recovery Like?

Dermaplaning is a gentle procedure that comes with minimal downtime. You’ll be able to put makeup on and return to your normal routine immediately afterward. Your provider will insist that you wear an SPF of 30 or stronger to combat hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it’s important that you remain hydrated and drink enough fluids throughout the day. This enhances your results and promotes a radiant, glowing complexion year-round.

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Why Choose Face Forward Medical Aesthetics?

Face Forward Medical Aesthetics is the creation of Jill Canes, NP and skincare veteran. Based on her extensive expertise acquired at among the most prestigious medspas in the region, Jill founded her practice on the principles of integrity, education, and personalized care. From our state-of-the-art technology and advanced computerized skin analysis to the compassion and care provided by each member of our team, Face Forward has quickly become like a second home to many Lexington, MA, area patients seeking exceptional yet natural-looking results.

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