Dermaplaning is a treatment whereby the upper layers of skin are removed using a surgical scalpel with specific technique. In doing so the overall appearance, feel, look & complexion of skin is boosted.

Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers and dry eyes syndrome .  She is a three-time winner of America's Most Honored Doctors Top 5%.

Dermaplaning also helps gently exfoliate the skin, as well as get rid of any unwanted hair and peach fuzz. Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a surgical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and remove facial hair in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands.

Is Dermaplaning Right For Me?

Dermaplaning is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up makeup. Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells and also the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. The exfoliation created allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. We often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for deeper procedures, such as laser treatments and chemical peels. It is also a very helpful way to reduce pore clogging created by mask use, helping to reduce acne.

Dermaplaning is ideal for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Congested skin
  • Dry skin

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does Dermaplaning work?

The basic concept of Dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By using a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven.

Your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can make you look aged. It clears away those damaged skin cells so newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror.

Who should avoid using Dermaplaning?

Those with active acne, infection or cold sores in the areas of concern should avoid Dermaplaning treatments due to the spreading of potential bacteria or virus as this can lead to a wider spread infection that can cause more inflammation, sometimes pigmentation and even scarring.

Another reason to steer clear is if this was used on darker hair in a patient with medical conditions such as polycystic ovaries disease (who suffer from excess hair), misuse could lead to potential worsening of the hair growth.

Will Dermaplaning Cause Breakouts?

A buildup of dead skin can clog your pores and hair follicles, which can not only cause pimples but also block your skincare products from penetrating the skin, which is why exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow.

Does Dermaplaning make hair grow back thicker?

Once your hair begins to grow back, following Dermaplaning, it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as it was before and it will continue to grow at the same speed. It does not make your hair grow back thicker or darker.

Inner Glow AestheticsMD are Dermaplaning specialists in treatment fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and more in adults. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic!

About Dr. Ilona Shternfeld

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Physician Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox and dermal fillers. She was trained in the use of Botox in the 1990’s for facial and eye movement disorders and is a specialist in both medical and aesthetic injections. Her knowledge of the delicate eye and orbital anatomy has brought her patients from all over the country to have their under eye area treated with fillers. Dr. Shternfeld loves subtlety and works to keep you looking your best at any age. Dr. Shternfeld combines her passion for Aesthetic Medicine with her love for eye care, specializing in Dry Eye Disease. She is the only provider of IPL for evaporative dry eye disease in Hartford County.

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