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What To Expect During the Procedure
If you want to dermaplane an area of your skin or your whole face, note that it generally doesn’t involve any preparation.
When you arrive at the clinic, the staff may clean your face with a gentle cleanser with ingredients that help loosen dead skin cells (alpha or beta hydroxy acid). Once the skin area is dry, the professional will hold the dermatome at a 45-degree angle, pull the skin tight, and gently scrape against the grain of hair using short motions.
After, they might apply a gentle moisturizer, serum, or sunscreen on the treated skin before giving you further instructions for aftercare. Usually, there’s no downtime after dermaplaning. In fact, some squeeze the procedure into their lunch break.
Does It Require Anesthesia?
Reports say the procedure is not painful and some might even fall asleep during. But those who want to dermaplane their skin might have local anesthesia with sedation that allows them to relax but remain awake. Likewise, the doctor might opt to use a numbing spray instead. Sometimes, too, general anesthesia may be recommended.