Dermaplaning is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment designed to remove dead skin cells, clear away built-up surface debris, and get rid of unwanted vellus hair (peach fuzz) for improved skin texture and a revitalized appearance. By gently exfoliating the outermost layer of skin, the procedure works to bring forth newer, healthier tissue that is softer, smoother, and more radiant than before—creating a rejuvenated look and feel.
At our Fort Worth practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Kurkjian, MD offers this popular treatment due to its proven efficacy and exceptional results for individuals seeking quick and easy skin improvement. To learn more about dermaplaning, please feel free to browse the sections below, or contact us today to book a consultation to discuss your unique needs and goals.
What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
For virtually any skin type, dermaplaning has the ability to:
- Combat dry, dull skin
- Enhance skin health and vibrancy
- Improve skin smoothness and texture
- Remove undesired peach fuzz
- Boost the absorption and positive effects of skin care products
In addition to these benefits, dermaplaning can also be an exceptional adjunct to chemical peels and customized skin care regimens, further improving the enhancement achieved by these treatments. It also pairs well with
What Is the Dermaplaning Procedure Like?
To perform dermaplaning, an experienced member of Dr. Kurkjian’s clinical staff will carefully guide a specially-angled scalpel in small strokes across the skin to essentially “shave” away the outermost dermal layer. This process completely removes dead skin cells, fine hair, and any debris present, promoting the growth and emergence of softer, unblemished skin underneath.
To address the entire face, dermaplaning generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. As a minimally invasive procedure, patients experience little to no discomfort—often describing the sensation as similar to that of shaving. Following treatment, there is typically no downtime, and normal daily activities can usually be resumed immediately.
In order to maintain optimal results, we generally recommend dermaplaning every three to four weeks, as new skin cell turnover occurs approximately every 28 days.
Are There Any Side Effects from Dermaplaning?
Side effects from dermaplaning are minimal, with the most common being slight redness and mild skin sensitivity—both of which are temporary. Some individuals are worried that dermaplaning will make their hair grow back darker and thicker than before, but this concern is unfounded and should not be an issue.
How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?
At our practice, one session of dermaplaning typically costs $110. If desired, this treatment can be included as part of one’s True Beauty Plan—a subscription-based aesthetic membership that allows patients to maintain their cosmetic goals year-round through a customized regimen of beauty treatments and procedures. Members also receive discounted and/or complimentary pricing on particular services throughout the year, one of which happens to be dermaplaning!
Contact Dr. Kurkjian
To learn more about dermaplaning, or if you are interested in this skin treatment and wish to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to reach out to us online or by telephone today.