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Vein Specialist

Vein Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist in Woodbury, Edina, & Fridley, MN

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Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning beautifies the skin by sliding a blade across the surface to remove dead and dull cells and vellus hairs. At Afzal Clinics in Fridley, Edina, and Woodbury, Minnesota, providers Kamran Afzal, MD, Kristen Winter PA-C, Margaret Faust PA-C, and their skilled team perform dermaplaning safely to encourage cell renewal without causing damage to healthy skin cells. To book an appointment, call Afzal Clinics, or schedule online today.
Dermaplaning Q & A

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a procedure that skims a fine layer of dead cells and roughness from the surface of your skin. Using a fine sterile blade or an electric razor-like tool called a dermatome, the team at Afzal Clinics targets the skin on your face and gently moves the device back and forth to loosen skin cells that are on their way out. 

Dermaplaning is the only exfoliative procedure that removes fine vellus hairs in addition to a layer of cells. These hairs may be fine enough that you can’t see them from far away, but you might not like how they look up close or when the lights hit them. They can also get in the way of an even makeup application.

The team at Afzal Clinics uses dermaplaning to improve your skin’s health by promoting skin cell renewal. New and healthy cells form a fresh surface, which leaves your skin soft as well as even in tone and texture.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can get rid of various skin growths, blemishes, spots, and other concerns. As long as you don’t have active acne, rosacea, or any other skin inflammation, dermaplaning safely removes or minimizes:

  • Acne scars and other superficial scars
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dryness and flakes
  • Dullness
  • Uneven texture
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Fine hair

In addition to removing the fine vellus hairs growing across the skin on your face, dermaplaning can remove the slightly darker hairs that form sideburns next to your ears. This can save you the trouble of shaving your face, and the hair won’t grow back any darker than it was before. 

What should I expect when I come in for dermaplaning?

At Afzal Clinics, you can expect a pain-free dermaplaning procedure with each visit you make for the treatment. It may cause a bit of tingling, but most people find the procedure to be quite comfortable.

The team uses extremely careful hands while performing the dermaplaning procedure so that they don’t accidentally nick your skin. The whole treatment takes around 20-30 minutes for a full face. Once the skimming is over, the team applies a soothing gel or substance such as aloe to calm any irritation, inflammation, or itching. 

Because your skin is more susceptible to sun damage and burns after dermaplaning, the team also applies sunscreen to protect your skin from any immediate sunburns. They encourage you to apply sunscreen frequently as your skin recovers and avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds. 

To schedule a consultation for dermaplaning at Afzal Clinics, call the nearest location, or book an appointment online today.