John Williams Plastic Surgery offers dermaplaning for Scottsdale, AZ patients desiring nonsurgical skin rejuvenation. This treatment uses a surgical tool to semi-aggressively scrape the top layers of skin to initiate new skin growth. The tip of the surgical tool opens up the skin, sometimes reaching the dermis. The result is new skin that is brighter, softer, and free from ultra-fine hair and skin irregularities, such as age spots, blemishes, fine lines, and scarring. Dermaplaning is considered a popular treatment; however, during the initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, he will discuss if it is the best approach or if a chemical peel or a facial should be considered.
"Dr. Williams and his staff are the best! I've been to the office for non-surgical services (Botox, dermaplaning, and a facial) and had a great experience. Dr. Williams did the Botox injection himself and explained how the muscles of the face work, how Botox works on the muscles, and what kind of results I could expect. The injections were pretty much painless, and I've been loving the results! Dr. Williams' demeanor is professional but also very real - he's an easy person to talk to, and really listened when I spoke. I had dermaplaning and a facial with McKenna, the medical aesthetician at the office. The experience was fantastic from start to finish. She also explains each step of the process, and doesn't just sell you on products and services - she made a specific recommendation for a product for me that was based on my skin and my habits. My skin has never looked better. Nicole is the office manager and is just as amazing. She's warm and friendly, and adds to phenomenal experience. She's also easy to talk to, and makes you feel like a friend, and not a patient. I am considering a breast reduction surgery this year, and will definitely be scheduling it with Dr. Williams. His attention to detail during a Botox injection speaks volumes on the level of care I can expect when he does my surgery."- R.M. / Google / Feb 20, 2016
Dermaplaning is suitable for both men and women. Any individual with skin irregularities may consider this treatment. It’s effective for those who have acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, abnormal skin growths, and fine lines. Those using prescription acne medication or who have severe acne should not undergo dermaplaning.
What to Expect
Dermaplaning penetrates the skin as deep as the dermal layer, depending on the skin irregularity being treated. The skin is first prepared with a cooling agent so that it becomes firm, which allows the burring process to become easier. The skin is then slightly stretched and dermaplaning tool is rolled back and forth over the skin until the appropriate amount of scraping has occurred. This may cause pin point bleeding, which is expected. This treatment helps the skin get a kick start to new skin cell regrowth and collagen production.
Dermaplaning recovery varies by patient. For a lighter treatment, patients can resume normal activities pretty quickly, within 1-2 days and may be able to hide the redness and peeling with some light makeup. If a more invasive approach was taken and a deeper treatment performed, patients can expect about 10-14 days for the redness, swelling and peeling to subside. The new skin will look pink and gradually fade to a more natural skin color. Sun exposure must be avoided to ensure proper skin healing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $15 - $35
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 min
- Procedure Recovery Location
Strip Away Dead Skin
If you are ready to attain a fresh appearance that looks healthy and free of skin irregularities, we invite you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule an appointment today to learn more about this treatment. We will evaluate your skin tone and determine what type of dermaplaning treatment will work best for you.