DermaPlaning is a non-invasive skin care procedure that exfoliates the surface layers of the skin and reduces the appearance of deep, “pitted” acne scars The result is a smoother and more even complexion. DermaPlaning is designed to treat the small, but deep scars that sometimes result from cystic acne. Gentler versions of DermaPlaning are sometimes used as exfoliating.
The DermaPlaning Procedure
DermaPlaning is performed with a special handheld instrument called a dermatome. The provider smoothes away the surface layer of the skin using the dermatome. This procedure is highly customizable and can be performed on small areas or on the entire face. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to a full hour to complete the procedure, depending your needs. Sometimes, patients opt to undergo the DermaPlaning procedure in stages.
After the DermaPlaning procedure, the skin may be red and swollen. Over the next three months, the results will begin to emerge. Since this new skin will be sensitive, it is important to minimize sun exposure during this time.
Complete the look with a Microdermabrasion: Have a microdermabrasion done immediately after your dermaplaning to open the pores, cleanse the skin, and remove the outermost layer of dead skin, which allows for more exfoliation and a more impressive result.