Dermaplaning in Pasadena, CA

Get rid of your “peach fuzz” and improve your skin’s appearance with dermaplaning. This powerful exfoliation treatment removes the top layer of skin and those pesky vellus hairs to smooth, brighten, and enhance the skin. We love that this treatment is safe for all skin types and colors, even pregnant women. Call Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena at 626-793-7790  to schedule a dermaplaning treatment in Pasadena, CA.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a specialized skin treatment that uses a sharp blade manually remove layers of skin, oil, and hair, essentially exfoliating the skin. Since a medical grade scalpel is used to perform this treatment, some people call this treatment a scalpel facial. The goal of the treatment is to remove surface skin imperfections that dull the skin’s appearance. The resulting skin is smoother and brighter.

This treatment is a unique option because it uses manual processes, not chemicals or lasers, to treat the skin. This makes it safe for most skin types, even sensitive skin. It does not discolor darker skin colors, like some laser treatments. It is one of the few skin treatments that can be performed on pregnant women.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning isn’t a new treatment concept. It has been tried and tested over many years and many treatments. Our patients return for this treatment again and again for its many skin enhancing benefits. What can this treatment do for you?

  • Removes vellus hairs that trap dirt and oils
  • Skin feels amazingly smooth
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Non-chemical and safe during pregnancy
  • Reduces breakouts by removing dead skin, dirt, and oils that can clog pores
  • No downtime
  • Does not harm the skin
  • Safe for all skin types and colors including patients with rosacea, dark skin pigmentation, and sensitive skin

Come in and try this treatment to experience these and other benefits for yourself.

What to Expect from a Dermaplaning Treatment in Pasadena, CA

At Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena, all spa treatments are typically performed by one of our experienced aestheticians. All of our spa treatments are performed in our office and overseen by our team of dermatologists.

The treatment begins with careful cleansing of the skin. This removes any makeup, dirt, or bacteria on the surface of the skin. When the skin is ready, we’ll use a sharp medical scalpel to carefully scrape the skin. The process isn’t painful; some patients liken the sensation to shaving. You may feel a slight tingle as the treatment progresses.

A typical treatment takes between 20-30 minutes. After the skin has all been treated, we’ll proceed with any additional treatments you’ve scheduled or, if you’re only receiving dermaplaning, we’ll apply a moisturizing and soothing cream and sunscreen to the skin.

What’s recovery like? Recovery is practically non-existent after this treatment. Patients can return to work the same day with no downtime. The skin is immediately softer, brighter, and smoother. Some patients will experience slight redness in the treated areas. If redness occurs, it typically fades within 1-3 days.

The skin may be more sensitive to the sun temporarily. Make sure you use sunscreen if you’ll be outdoors. Your skin will be more sensitive to some topical skin treatments. We’ll let you know if you need to alter your skincare regimen for a couple of days.

Dermaplaning for Hair Removal

Vellus hairs, those fine, downy hairs found on the cheeks and jawline, are removed during a dermaplaning treatment. The surgical blade used for the treatment essentially shaves the hair away, along with dead and damaged skin cells. For many of our patients, the hair removal benefit of this treatment is one of the main reasons for considering treatment.

Vellus hairs can be very difficult to remove. They are so fine that they are resistant to waxing and threading, but on some women are so abundant that they distract from the skin’s appearance. Dermaplaning effectively removes vellus hair, along with providing other skin-enhancing benefits.

If you’re worried about hair growing back darker or thicker than it was before dermaplaning, there is no reason for concern. Shaving does not change the color or thickness of hair. It simply removes the hair at the skin’s surface. Your hair may temporarily look darker or thicker to you as it grows back, but that is simply due to a trick the eye plays. Patients get used to the appearance of their skin without hair, and when it starts to come back, you’ll notice it more.

How long does hair removal last? Hair removal results typically last for a couple of weeks. The speed of your hair growth and the quantity and thickness of your vellus hairs will affect the longevity of your treatment.

Pair These Treatments with Dermaplaning to Enhance Results

Dermaplaning can enhance the results of many skin treatments performed if they are performed together. The top layer of skin often contains a lot of dead and damaged skin cells. Removing them is like removing a protective outer coating and allows the nutrients from serums, masks, and other skin treatments to penetrate more effectively.

Facials pair beautifully with this treatment. Ask us about adding one of our luxurious facials to your dermaplaning session. Some of our most popular facials include:

  • EuroSpa Facial- A classic spa facial that includes steam, mild exfoliation, extractions, an antioxidant mask, and massage.
  • Star Treatment Oxygen Facial- This facial uses pure oxygen and deep moisturization for a pampering experience.
  • Anti-Aging Facial- Includes a bio-cell mask that brightens and firms aging skin.
  • Collagen Lifting Facial- Lifts, firms, and tightens the skin. Peptides are included to stimulate your body’s collagen production.
  • Red Carpet Facial- Get ready for big events instantly! This treatment creates a beautiful glow without recovery redness or swelling.

Our aesthetician can guide you to effective treatment options for your skin type and concerns. Ask for a recommendation to complement your dermaplaning treatment in Pasadena, CA.

Don’t Try this Treatment at Home

Dermaplaning sounds like a simple treatment and many patients believe they can try it at home. A shave with a razor is not a substitute for a professional dermaplaning treatment performed in a medical office. The sharp, single blade of a surgical scalpel removes more hair and dead skin than a razor can at home.

Our aestheticians are specially trained in this treatment and have performed many procedures. Their experience yields results that are far superior to those that most patients can achieve on their own. Additionally, we have stringent sanitation guidelines that we follow with every patient to ensure a safe and sanitary procedure. Dermaplaning at a medical office with a highly trained provider is much safer than trying the treatment at home.

Scrape your skin’s imperfections away with dermaplaning, an effective option for brightening and smoothing the skin. Contact us at 626-793-7790 or via our website to ask your questions or schedule your treatment today.



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