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Microdermabrasion & Dermaplaning

Microdermabrasion is a method of exfoliating the skin and reducing the size of pores to erase smaller facial lines. It is a gentle, non-invasive procedure that leaves most patients relaxed and calm. It is just as effective as other mainstream skin treatments, too, specifically with superficial imperfections.

The microdermabrasion treatment industry has grown considerably in recent years, helped by innovations and advancements in effectiveness and patient comfort. There are multiple different microdermabrasion methods now available, including dermaplaning.


Dermaplaning Facial

For patients with superficial skin variations, dermaplaning is one of the most advanced options. It has been a growing part of the medical skin care industry for the past two decades, helping to reveal healthier, more radiant skin.

The treatment leaves a glowing effect without red, painful irritation. Of all treatments for facial skin, dermaplaning is the smoothest.

It is also more affordable. Low risk, low cost, high reward!

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

The skin cells on the face that are dead or problematic, and can cause a multitude of issues. These cells are typically located across the top of the skin. The non-invasive and painless procedure simply involves scraping the dead skin away.

The delicate process removes a very thin layer, revealing clean, new skin without causing immediate damage.

The result of the process is quicker skin cell turnover. The new outward layer of skin is smooth and soft, showing immediate results. The exfoliation also causes the body to increase healing functions, providing new, healthy skin cells and fast. Dermaplaning is useful for any skin color or pigmentation, because it uses the body’s natural ability to create new skin.

Luckily, the procedure doesn’t trigger any hair follicles, meaning no vellus facial hair will grow back any darker, thicker or faster.

The Dermaplaning Process

The first steps are to degrease, cleanse, and tone the face.

Next we will remove all dirt, excess skin, and oil with a sterile scalpel. The fine blade can remove things that most cleansers won’t get.

After the cleansing, the proper medical clinic products designed for specific skin types will give UV protection through a gentle massage. No red, irritated skin, and you will be free to reapply makeup right away.

How Painful is Dermaplaning?

Not at all! It is a painless procedure, and our professional staff will ensure the whole process is extremely comfortable.

How Long Will I Be Out Recovering?

There is no recovery or downtime at all—dermaplaning is a swift treatment that allows patients to return immediately to a regular lifestyle.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure is quick—only 30 to 45 minutes through completion. It is best if treatments are given in moderation, between two to four weeks after the skin has properly healed.

Anyone who wants cleaner, shinier skin should contact us today for a consultation or to set an appointment! Patients with active acne, however, should find alternate treatment, because acne points to a larger underlying problem.

We work hard to give a modified solution to meet the exact skin care needs of our clients. Please browse our website to learn more about Dr. Berkley Skin + Body and our laser hair removal, Botox injections, eyelash extensions and other services!

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Linda L. Berkley, MD

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Linda L. Berkley MD

Dr. Berkley graduated from UCLA in 1975 before completing her doctorate at the University of California Irvine Medical School in 1979. She practiced emergency medicine for 32 years and spent 2 years working at the Grossman Burn unit in Sherman Oaks, as well as having a private family practice.

Studying and practicing Medical Esthetics since 2006, Dr. Berkley obtains excellent natural-looking results thanks to her artistic eye, good hands, and soft touch.

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