What is Dermaplaning?
When skin treatments, such as facials and microdermabrasion, are no longer giving you the outcome you desire, but you aren't interested in lasers and more invasive procedures, you may be a candidate for dermaplaning. This exciting skin and facial treatment smoothes the surface of the skin by removing dead skin cells and fine facial hair to create a radiant, youthful complexion. Also known as dermablading, this procedure is performed with a careful scraping technique using a facial blade. Dr. Michael E. Decherd and Dr. Matthew Isakson are pleased to offer dermaplaning skin treatments at San Antonio Plastic Surgery Institute in San Antonio, TX. Dermaplaning is becoming more and more popular due to its ability to provide smooth, beautiful skin in a completely noninvasive manner.
"I had a breast lift and augmentation with a tummy tuck in November. Dr Isakson and his nurse Kathy are both very friendly and welcoming, as is the entire staff. They take the time to answer any questions that you have. Leading up to surgery they explain everything very thoroughly and also make sure that you have the tools you needs for post op care and pain management. The follow-up care is excellent that includes visits until you are 6 months post op. I would, and have, happily recommend them to anyone."- S.B. / Google / Feb 12, 2024
"Dr Decherd and his staff were awesome!! Dr Decherd did an amazing job and I couldn’t be more happier with my results. I would definitely recommend his services to any and all😌"- D.R. / Google / Feb 02, 2024
"Dr. Isakson and all the office staff were incredible and made me feel very welcoming. They have great communication and answered all the questions I had before my surgery. Dr. Isakson did an amazing job with my tummy tuck and it has been the best decision I have ever made. He did so good and will recommend him to anyone. He is also a very nice and down to earth person! Thank you Dr. Isakson!!!"- A.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2024
"I’m elated!!! I never thought it possible to have such a flat tummy again after 4 c-sections. The entire process from start to finish was exceptional. I was comfortable, heard and respected the entire time. Staff is wonderful and Dr. Decherd is amazing!! I can’t say it enough, I LOVE my results!! Thank you Doctor for my new tummy and for giving me back my confidence. See you again soon!"- N.T. / Google / Jan 16, 2024
"Title: Life-Changing Mommy Makeover Experience! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I recently had a mommy makeover procedure performed by Dr. Isakson and I cannot express enough how thrilled I am with the results! From the initial consultation to the post-operative care, Dr. Isakson, Katy, and their team provided an exceptional level of care and professionalism that exceeded my expectations. Dr. Isakson took the time to listen to my concerns and understand my desired outcome. He thoroughly explained the procedure, addressing any questions or doubts I had, which put my mind at ease. His expertise and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire process. The mommy makeover procedure involved a combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Isakson’s surgical skills were truly remarkable. He sculpted my body with precision, restoring my pre-pregnancy figure and giving me newfound confidence. Not only did Dr. Isakson deliver outstanding results, but he also provided exceptional post-operative care. He closely monitored my recovery, ensuring that I healed properly and addressing any concerns promptly. His genuine care and attentiveness made me feel well-supported throughout the entire recovery journey. I cannot recommend Dr. Isakson enough for anyone considering a mommy makeover. His expertise, professionalism, and genuine care for his patients are unmatched. The transformation I experienced has been life-changing, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Isakson, Katy and their team for their exceptional work. If you are looking for a plastic surgeon who is not only skilled but also compassionate and dedicated to providing the best possible results, look no further than Dr. Isakson, you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Dr. Isakson, for helping me regain my confidence and making me feel like the best version of myself again! Sincerely, Amy Scott"- A.S. / Google / Jan 12, 2024
Am I a Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning procedures are safe skin treatments for most skin types and tones. Those with severe acne should discuss the benefits and risks in detail before undergoing the treatment. Generally, ideal candidates for this procedure:
- Are searching for an alternative to microdermabrasion and chemical peels
- Don't have rosacea
- Have fine facial hair
- Don't have sensitive skin
- Have uneven skin tone
How Is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning treatments are typically completed on an outpatient basis in our office. Once your skin is washed, the treatment will begin with a careful skimming of the surface of the skin with a facial blade. The technician will graze the treatment area repeatedly until the needed areas have been entirely treated. The amount of time needed will vary, depending on whether a section or the full face will be addressed. During your initial consultation, Dr. Decherd and Dr. Isakson will explain the process of dermaplaning in detail.
What REsults Can I Expect From Dermaplaning?
Following your dermaplaning treatment, you can expect your face to be pink. This is a normal side effect that will subside in the coming days. It is common for some peeling to occur as the skin heals. However, it's important not to pull it off — instead, you should allow the skin to heal on its own. Patients should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because the skin will be very sensitive in the days and weeks following the procedure. You can expect results soon after the procedure, as dermaplaning reveals smoother, softer skin instantaneously. To help you protect your refreshed skin, the technician will outline an improved skin care regimen with you, including the highly recommended daily application of sunscreen.
How much does dermaplaning cost?
The cost of your dermaplaning treatment will depend on facility fees, your unique treatment plan, the number of sessions needed to attain your goals, and if any other skin care procedure will be combined with your treatment. Once your custom plan is developed, we can estimate your costs. Our office frequently offers specials and monthly promos so be sure to ask about this during your consultation. In addition, we provide discounts when you purchase multiple treatments.
Does dermaplaning hurt?
No. Typically, most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort during a dermaplaning treatment as this is a noninvasive procedure that focuses on the very top layer of skin. The purpose of the treatment is to gently scrape away old or damaged skin cells and "peach fuzz" hair for smoother, healthier skin. The results will provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Will my hair grow back thicker?
No. Contrary to the popular myth that hair will grow back thicker when shaved, dermaplaning does not interfere in the natural hair production process.
How often should I get dermaplaning?
We usually recommend that you receive a dermaplaning treatment once a month or every 4 – 6 weeks to maintain optimal results. Talk to your aesthetician to determine when they think it's best for you to return for follow-up treatments.
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San Antonio Plastic Surgery Institute provides superior, excellent aesthetic care to men and women in the San Antonio, TX area. Using this method, our staff provides maximum results in a minimal fashion. Dermaplaning is an exciting aesthetic treatment proven to even out and soften your skin to reveal your natural beauty. If you would like to learn more about this skin treatment or to schedule your consultation, contact our office to set up an appointment with our expert team led by Dr. Decherd and Dr. Isakson.