Dermaplaning at Foyé MD and Spa is an exfoliation approach that involves using a 10-gauge scalpel to scrape away the surface layer of dead skin cells. When performed with the right hands, this gentle method reveals a brighter and smoother complexion. Dermaplaning in Houston requires the use of a special blade with surgical sharpness.
Widely used in the entertainment and fashion industry, the precise procedure eliminates fine peach fuzz that can be enhanced in hi-def cameras and harsh lighting. Along with unwanted facial hairs, dermaplaning also removes dull, dead skin cells. This allows for greater penetration of skincare products. The smooth surface is the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.
Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion will exfoliate the skin, but each method is quite unique. Microdermabrasion used sand and suctioning power to eliminate dead cells and clear out clogged pores, while dermaplaning scrapes the top layer of skin away. This method of exfoliating is intended to treat drier skin and peach fuzz. However, both approaches are highly effective. It just comes down to preference.
At Foyé MD and Spa in Houston, we recommend dermaplaning for all skin types except for patients who struggle with deep cystic acne. If you have breakouts, we encourage you to wait until the acne clears before trying dermaplaning. As with any cosmetic treatment, discuss any skin sensitivities or allergies during your skincare consultation.
If you are pregnant or nursing, dermaplaning will not harm your baby. There are no harsh chemicals that may be absorbed into the bloodstream so feel free to treat your skin to some pampering.
The exfoliation process is painless, the sensation is like shaving your legs, but the treatment is on your face. First, your facial skin will be cleansed and dried thoroughly. Next, a section of skin will be pulled taut with one hand by the aesthetician. With the other hand, the sterile blade will be used to make swift, short strokes to quickly lift off dead skin cells and fine hairs.