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Smooth Shiny Skin

DERMAPLANE

Smoother, brighter, and glowing skin can be yours with a simple cosmetic procedure called dermaplaning. This gentle, exfoliation procedure removes the top layers of dead skin cells and vellus hairs, or peach fuzz, on your face. You may not be aware of it, but even now, your face has layers of dead skin cells that are contributing to a variety of skin conditions.

Fine wrinkles, dull-looking skin, and acne breakouts can be caused by these layers of debris piled on your face. The fine little vellus hairs may become more pronounced when you add makeup. All these conditions can cause you to look older. At Faces Medspa in Dubuque, we reverse the process by revealing the smooth, new skin beneath the dead skin cells with dermaplaning.

WHAT IT TREATS

  • Removes the uppermost layer of dead skin 

  • Removes vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz)

PROCEDURE LENGTH

  • 30 minutes per treatment

RECOVERY TIME

  • No downtime

  • Some patients may experience slight redness immediately after the treatment

MAINTAINENANCE

  • For long-term results, we typically recommend 1 maintenance treatment per month

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

  • Dermaplane results are visible after one treatment 

COST

  • The cost of a Dermaplane facial is $100

  • Adding-on a Dermplane treatment with another service costs $40

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WHAT IS DERMAPLANING 

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating skin treatment, also called microplaning or blading. A tool similar to a razor is used to gently scrape off the layers of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. This procedure removes dull, dry skin and scrapes away layers of sun-damaged skin. It can also reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles and acne scars. The short, soft vellus hairs on the face are also removed with this procedure. 

Safe and Effective Exfoliation

All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. This painless procedure is a safe and effective method for removing the surface layers of skin that can dull your appearance. Underneath the dead skin cells is fresh, new skin that produces a healthy glow and a smoothness you will love.

Your foundation will glide on smoother, and skincare products will work more effectively once those top layers of dead skin are gone. As a result, you will have a more beautiful, youthful, glowing appearance. 

The Dermaplaning Procedure

Scraping your face with a scalpel-like tool may sound discomforting; however, for most people, it is a painless treatment. A dermaplaning tool is used to scrape your skin at a 45-degree angle. The skin is gently scraped removing facial hair, layers of dead skin cells, and debris from acne and environmental factors. The procedure is usually completed in 15 minutes or less.

You may feel a tingling sensation during the treatment, but you should not feel any pain. After the procedure, a skin-soothing product like aloe will be applied to your face.

  • What do neuromodulators do?
    Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
  • What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
    While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
  • How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
    The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
  • When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
    Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
  • How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
    Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
  • Does Botox and Dysport hurt?
    Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
  • Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
    BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.

HYDRAFACIAL

The HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that improves not only the health but also the appearance of your skin. The HydraFacial is the next generation microdermabrasion

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