Dermaplaning is a procedure that resurfaces the skin by removing the thin, outermost layer of skin from the body, which is made up of dead epidermal skin cells, dirt, and oil. By removing it, you will be left with a brighter, smoother complexion. Undergoing this treatment rejuvenates your skin for easier makeup application and a softer, smoother-looking appearance.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
TOur motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
TWe believe that there is simply no reason for you to look and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve your aesthetic goals.
TDr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Individuals who have fine facial hair, sensitive skin, redness, or facial veins are ideal candidates for dermaplaning. Additionally, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and tones. Most people are candidates for dermaplaning; however, it is recommended that you come in for a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations.
Dermaplaning is a quick and easy in-office procedure that is performed in about 20 minutes. A specialized surgical blade is used to gently scrape away the very top layer of skin. This non-surgical treatment is wonderful for exfoliating the skin and reducing skin pigmentation, pore size, and wrinkles. Dermaplaning also helps to remove fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Removing the dead skin cells and fine vellus hair prepares the skin for other aesthetic procedures, such as HydraFacial®s, DiamondGlow™ treatments, or chemical peels.
There is almost no downtime or discomfort with dermaplaning. The procedure is usually repeated once the vellus hair returns, which is about every four weeks. This treatment will not cause hair to grow back any darker or coarser.
Dermaplaning allows for better penetration of your own personal skincare regimen and creates a flawless canvas for makeup application. Your skin will look and feel smoother after a dermaplaning treatment. It is important that you follow a proper skincare routine, complete with SPF, to maintain your results. Rejuvenate your skin with dermaplaning and enjoy a fresh, revitalized facial appearance.
Most skin types can benefit from dermaplaning, but all clients will be evaluated at your initial appointment.
Facial skin will be cleansed and prepped with alcohol prior to treatment. A sterile blade will be used to remove the top layer of
dead skin and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the entire face. This is usually regarded as a very relaxing treatment with absolutely
no pain whatsoever.
Dermaplaning can be a regular add-on to your monthly facial.
No! Contrary to the description or appearance of the treatment, it is actually very relaxing and enjoyable to most clients.
Results are immediate and satisfying!
No. The face may be slightly pink afterwards depending on level of sensitivity so makeup should not be applied that day.
Dermaplaning can be performed in conjunction with most skincare regimens but there may be certain products to avoid prior
to your treatment and depending on skin type. Your technician will be able to guide you accordingly.