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Dermaplaning vs. Shaving in St. Augustine, FL

When it comes to removing unwanted body hair at home, shaving is the only practical option. However, having to shave repeatedly to manage peach fuzz and other unwanted hair can become a bit of an annoyance, especially when hairs are hard to see or grow back quickly. Dermaplaning offers patients a way to successfully eliminate peach fuzz while also enhancing the quality of the skin. Get ready to put the razor down for good!

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliation treatment that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz to produce a smooth, even texture. The treatment is performed by carefully scraping a scalpel across the skin, which removes the outermost layer of the skin. When performed by a qualified medical professional, this is a safe and comfortable treatment. You can expect a pain-free procedure and none of the accidental cuts that occur while shaving. Plus, the dermaplaning procedure is great for preparing the skin for other treatments. It reveals healthy skin cells to increase the efficacy of facials and other skincare products.

Is There Downtime After Dermaplaning?

After dermaplaning, patients may experience mild redness in the skin, but this typically fades within a day or two. Otherwise, there is no downtime required and patients are immediately able to resume work and other normal activities. Plus, the soft, hairless skin will be noticeable right after treatment.

How Often Should I Have Dermaplaning Treatments?

The dermaplaning treatment removes approximately 21 days worth of skin cells and peach fuzz. To maintain results, patients are encouraged to receive a dermaplaning treatment every three to four weeks, or about once a month. For many patients, this is far less often than the number of times they shave per month. As such, patients often choose to have regular dermaplaning treatments in order to eliminate shaving from their routine.

Where Can I Get Started With Dermaplaning?

If you are sick of shaving and ready to try a dermaplaning treatment, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Anh Vu, M.D. We welcome patients from St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast and the neighboring areas of Florida.