General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Reno, NV

Dermaplaning services offered in Reno, NV

Fine hairs, dead skin cells, and bacteria can dull your complexion and clog your pores. At Integrated Dermatology of Reno in Reno, Nevada,  board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners can enhance your skin with dermaplaning. This safe, effective treatment resurfaces your skin without pain or downtime. Call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning Q&A

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves controlled scraping or dermatome with a medical scalpel. This noninvasive treatment removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, or peach fuzz, to brighten and smooth your skin. Dermaplaning is a fast, painless cosmetic procedure that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote clear, radiant skin.

How is dermaplaning different from shaving?

Dermaplaning is similar to shaving, but it’s more precise and controlled. Your dermatologist runs an ultra-thin blade against your skin to remove debris and unwanted hair and promote cell regeneration. After removing the top layer of your skin, dermaplaning reveals the fresh, untouched skin underneath.

Shaving, in comparison, only removes hair from your face. It’s not an exfoliating treatment like dermaplaning. While shaving may temporarily result in smoother, clearer skin, it doesn’t penetrate your epidermis as closely as dermaplaning and can’t clear your pores.

What can I expect from dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning treatments generally take about 20-30 minutes. The Integrated Dermatology of Reno team performs the procedure with precision, so you don’t need a topical anesthetic. The treatment is quick and painless. 

While you may experience mild redness and irritation immediately following your treatment, these side effects typically subside within a few hours. You can get back to your normal activities right away.

How long do dermaplaning results last?

A single dermaplaning treatment can brighten and enhance your skin for up to three weeks. Since the treatment is noninvasive and requires no downtime, you can return to Integrated Dermatology of Reno for touch-up visits to maintain your results. 

Is dermaplaning right for me?

Dermaplaning is a safe, effective treatment for all skin tones and types. However, the team may recommend alternative treatments if you use Isotretinoin, take blood thinners, or have active acne, eczema, or rosacea. During your initial evaluation, the team can assess your skin to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for dermaplaning.

Benefits of dermaplaning include:

  • Brighter, clearer, smoother skin
  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • No peach fuzz or unwanted facial hair
  • Tighter pores
  • Fewer acne breakouts

Dermaplaning also improves your skin’s ability to absorb skin care products and creates a smooth surface to apply makeup.

To learn more about dermaplaning, call Integrated Dermatology of Reno or schedule an appointment online today.