Introduction to Dermaplaning

You may have seen Dermaplaning trending as a modern, safe, and effective approach to achieving super-smooth skin. At Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, FL, just north of Orlando, our expert aestheticians focus on stunning results by removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz to leave your skin looking brighter and softer. If you’re new to Dermaplaning and its process, this page aims to catch you up to speed on the benefits and how the highly effective treatment can work for you.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning in Lake Mary is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves scraping off dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a scalpel to leave your face more radiant. Shaving away the top layers of your skin can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or pitted parts of your face.

Some people get Dermaplaning simply to remove the unwanted hair on their cheeks or forehead. Dermaplaning is much different than Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion. To achieve optimal results, we use a specialized scalpel or razor to remove the skin. In contrast, Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure, and Microdermabrasion uses an exfoliating blade to sand away your skin.

With careful and satisfactory treatment from our highly skilled team, Dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections by revealing newer, undamaged skin. It can make your skin look younger, though it doesn’t stop the aging process. Most of our patients in the Orlando area get the procedure on their faces, but you can do it anywhere on your body.

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Our team at Soma Plastic Surgery has seen our Orlando and Lake Mary patients enjoy the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Brighter-looking complexion
  • Light exfoliation
  • Removes peach-fuzz
  • Smoother foundation for makeup
  • Softer, smoother skin

Who are the Best Candidates for Dermaplaning?

The best candidates for a Lake Mary or Orlando Dermaplaning treatment are those with realistic expectations for the cosmetic procedure. You may consider Dermaplaning if you have skin concerns such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Dull or dry skin
  • Peach fuzz or light, soft hair on your face
  • Skin damaged by sun exposure
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Sun patches

What’s the First Step?

It’s easy to see and read about procedures like Dermaplaning and then feel a bit lost on how to get it done. The first step is simply to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Aestheticians in our Lake Mary office. During your Dermaplaning consultation, we will discuss the area you are looking to receive the treatment and answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment.

Once we attain the information needed, our team will create your customized procedure plan. If you consent to this plan, we can start Dermaplaning instantly, or if you need more time, you are welcome to speak to our Patient Coordinator, who will help you reschedule a date that is more suitable to your schedule.

What to Expect on the Day of Dermaplaning

When you come to Soma Plastic Surgery for your Dermaplaning appointment, you will be comfortably seated in a reclining chair. Dermaplaning doesn’t require general anesthesia, but we may put a numbing cream on your face about half an hour before the procedure.

Our Aesthetician will then use a special instrument called a dermatome to remove the top layer of hair and skin cells. The dermatome has a small blade that moves back and forth across your skin with short feather-like strokes. The process is smooth and doesn’t cause any pain. A tingling sensation may be felt during the procedure, but this is entirely normal. Dermaplaning doesn’t make cuts in your skin but instead gently shaves off the top layers of the target area.

Afterward, we may apply a soothing gel or ointment, depending on how large the treatment zone is. Dermaplaning at Soma Plastic Surgery can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour and a half.

Dermaplaning Recovery

After your treatment, your skin will likely be red, swollen, and slightly tender for a few hours, but, you will be able to return to your daily routines. You should be very careful to avoid direct sunlight, keeping your face protected with SPF. Even though the treatment is delicate and doesn’t hurt, you’re still losing a very thin layer of skin in which your face will be more sensitive to the sun.

You may notice enlarged pores or tiny whiteheads on your skin, which usually go away with the swelling. We ask that you do not shave the treated area.

Contact us immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Swollen for longer than a week
How Much

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost in Orlando?

The cost of Dermaplaning in Orlando is determined by several factors but specifically based on the area in which we apply the treatment. After meeting with our team for a consultation, they will create your customized treatment plan and give you a better idea of how much your procedure will cost.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Soma Plastic Surgery?

At Soma Plastic Surgery, our team is made up of a diverse group of nurse practitioners, medical aestheticians, and of course, Dr. George Papanicolaou, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with both the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). When it comes to your aesthetic needs, our determination, expertise, and overall dedication to our craft rise to the occasion. Come see us today to start the conversation about reversing the tell-tale signs of aging and sun exposure.

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Want to attain smooth and radiant skin with a painless, efficient procedure? Simply call us to schedule your consultation for Dermaplaning. If you’re in Lake Mary, FL, or the Orlando area, we invite you to come to see us at Soma Plastic Surgery. To schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and trained Aestheticians, please call our office or use our website to request an appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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