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What is dermaplaning and how does it improve the skin?

A treatment rising in popularity amongst patients of all ages is that of dermaplaning. At MD Cote in Maple Valley, WA, Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team are pleased to offer this rejuvenation service to help patients improve their skin’s overall appearance while ensuring makeup applies evenly and product penetrates at its best!

What is dermaplaning?

Dr. Cynthia Cote describes dermaplaning as a physical exfoliation procedure. It uses a surgical scalpel to remove the upper-most layer of dead skin cells along with the fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz) in order to reveal a brighter, smoother, more youthful complexion.

Dermaplaning can be performed on various skin types and is especially beneficial for those with rough, dry skin, sun damage, dull complexions, mild acne scarring, and excess vellus hair growth on the face. The treatment is safe for pregnant and nursing mothers who want to avoid chemical peels or laser treatments.

What can I expect from a dermaplaning session?

The procedure involves holding the skin taut while using a sterile surgical blade at a 45-degree angle, scraping the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair off the skin. The treatment itself is relatively painless and takes about 30 minutes. There is no downtime after the procedure, although your skin may be slightly pink.

How long do the results last?

Dermaplaning provides immediate results that can last up to four weeks, though a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. You will need to repeat the treatment approximately every three to four weeks to maintain your results.

The benefits of dermaplaning include:

  • Smoother, brighter complexion
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced appearance of acne scarring
  • Reduced appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Increased absorption of skincare products
  • Safe for pregnant and nursing mothers

How to learn more about dermaplaning services

Maple Valley, WA area patients ready to find out if dermaplaning is right for them can book an appointment at MD Cote by calling 425-413-8292. With an experienced provider such as Dr. Cynthia Cote, you’ll know you have a doctor who can provide noticeable results with dermaplaning treatment in her state-of-the-art office.

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