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Written by Dr. Ringpfeil

Dermaplaning - Facial Treatment

Dermaplaning is an advanced method of mechanical exfoliation, which helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells through a controlled scraping.

The actual process involves using a #10 surgical scalpel and #3 surgical blade handle to take off the epithelial tissue of the stratum corneum, with no pain or downtime. This treatment effectively stimulates and rejuvenates the skin tissue, as well as removes fine facial hair that can trap excess dirt and oil, making the skin feel smooth and looking brighter. The hair will grow back over time but will not be courser as many believe. Dermaplaning refines the skin, allowing for better absorption of topical ingredients.

At Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, we often use Dermaplaning as a stand-alone treatment, or to "boost" some of our most common treatments, such as chemical peels. The treatment costs $130.

"light duty" skin rejuvenation with the following benefits:

  • no pain/downtime
  • skin feels smoother
  • (temporary) facial hair removal

Dermaplaning can be used to treat a multitude of skin imperfections and can be used on most skin types safely and effectively. An ideal candidate is anyone with pigmentation irregularities, or dull, clogged skin. It may be preferred by some patients who are not candidates for chemical exfoliation or microdermabrasion as well as ethnic skin because it is less likely to produce extreme changes and contrast in skin color.

Dermaplaning is an effective procedure in particular for women over 35 years old whose skin has lost some of the hydration capability they used to have in younger age. Performing this treatment on men is not recommended due to the histology of their facial hair. We recommend that Dermaplaning only be done by a trained professional as an in-office procedure. The standard interval for a Dermaplaning treatment is once a month for 3-4 months, and as needed thereafter.

Who can benefit?

  • all skin types
  • usually women over 35 years old
  • anyone with pigmentation irregularities / dull / clogged skin
  • anyone who is not a candidate for chemical peels

Dermaplaning has been featured on several media outlets, such as Real Housewives of NYC and The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.

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Overall friendliness of the staff. Atmosphere was very comfortable.

#12018-11-24

comfortable setting, nice office, helpful/polite staff

#22019-03-22

Everything was great.

#32010-11-10 10:00:27

The Medical Assistant, Doctor and Receptionist were very helpful and fast. Best doctors appointment I've ever had!

#42019-06-28

The staff were very professional and service was above those i have had in the past.

#52011-03-29 09:40:00

The fact you aren't rushed.

#62018-10-20

The treatments that are on display in the lobby. Also, the fact that the dermatologist told me the truth about commercial face cleansers.

#72019-09-28

Doctor took the time to asnswer questions; computer technology

#82019-05-25

I actually look forward to my doctor's visits! Been a patient of Dr. R's since she was in Center City and have referred family and friends to her!

#92010-11-24 09:41:39

I liked the fact that I could enter my information on a computer and I was not asked to provide the same more than once on the informational forms!

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Almost too methodical - thought of one more 15 second type question after Dr. left re one spot not noted - would have waited some time to have her look at it. Told no time until lunch.

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I've never been in a medical office that was so warm and inviting. The decor and overall appearance has the feel of your living room but also reminds you that you are in a clinical environment as well. This practice surpasses my expectations in every way, from the staff, dress code, advances in technology and overall care of the patient. I was made to feel that my care is your number one priority.

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Can't think of anything, all was excellent.

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Everything to date that your office has performed has been done professionally and expeditiously. It's a pleasure to deal with all the staff.

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