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Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons located in Pasadena, CA

If you’re searching for a noninvasive aesthetic treatment that delivers beautiful, glowing skin, dermaplaning is well worth consideration. Dr. Sasaki offers this treatment as one of many services on offer through his plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine practice in Pasadena, California. When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to schedule a visit at your earliest convenience.

Dermaplaning Q&A

How does dermaplaning work?

Dermaplaning is an aesthetic treatment that uses a handheld blade, similar to a scalpel, to carefully remove the outermost layers of dead skin cells and impurities from your skin. It’s a wonderful option for people who want to achieve noticeable improvements in the look and feel of their skin, but who aren’t good candidates for more invasive treatment options. 


Not everyone can tolerate light-based therapies like laser treatment or intense pulsed light (IPL). Many people have highly sensitive skin and want to avoid options like microneedling or chemical peels. 


Dermaplaning offers the ability to refresh and renew your skin without needles, invasive treatment, or chemical solutions. Treatments are done by hand by a skilled and experienced practitioner. 

What are some issues that dermaplaning can improve?

Dermaplaning offers a number of benefits, and you’ll see these improvements after just one session. Some of the issues that respond well to dermaplaning include:


  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull skin tone
  • Clogged pores
  • Acne and other forms of scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone


Because dermaplaning works by gliding a blade across the surface of your skin, treatments also remove the fine hair, or peach fuzz, on your face. During your initial visit, your practitioner advises you on how many treatments you need to achieve your goals and the timing of those visits. 

What is the recovery process like after dermaplaning?

One of the best things about dermaplaning is the noninvasive nature of the treatment. The blade used during dermaplaning is sterile and only used once. It never penetrates the deeper layers of your skin. 


You might experience some mild swelling and tenderness after sessions, but there’s no significant discomfort. Dermaplaning requires no preparation and no recovery time. You can come in for treatment during your lunch break and then return to your normal routine immediately afterward. 


Be sure to wear a high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin from sun exposure after your treatment sessions. When you’re ready to begin, call the office during normal business hours to check appointment availability. You can also use the simple online booking tool to schedule your visit.