Epidermal Leveling, also referred to as Dermaplaning or Blading, is an exfoliation procedure designed to smooth the appearance, reduce fine lines, and reduce acne scarring. The innovative technique carefully removes the top layers of the tissue, ridding the face of the dead skin and ‘peach fuzz’ that can trap in dirt and oils. The procedure will allow for new skin to appear, brightening the complexion.
No pretreatment is required before Epidermal Leveling. Perfect for a last minute procedure, dramatic results can be seen immediately after the first treatment. No chemicals are used during the Epidermal Leveling procedure making is suitable for every skin type and tone, even darker complexions. It is gentle and safe for pregnant or nursing patients. In an afternoon, the face can take on a healthy, glowing appearance with the cost or recovery time associated with other more invasive procedures. *
The Ideal Candidate for Epidermal Leveling:
Epidermal Leveling is safe for use on all skin types and tones. Both men and women will experience a smoother, brighter appearance after an Epidermal Leveling or Dermaplaning treatment. The ideal candidate will understand the procedure, have realistic expectations, and be in overall good health. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will perform a brief skin evaluation, determining if Epidermal Leveling is right for the particular situation. *
The Epidermal Leveling Procedure:
The Epidermal Leveling treatment will take about 45 minutes in the office. To begin, the aesthetician will cleanse and prep the face. Next, a state-of-the-art surgical steel blade (Epi-blade) is meticulously drawn across the face. Each movement of the blade is similar to shaving. Once the entire area has been treated, patients are able to return to their normal activities. *
Recovery from Epidermal Leveling:
There is little downtime after an Epidermal Leveling or Dermaplaning treatment. Patients can return to school or work immediately. Initially, the face may be slightly red, although this will quickly resolve. Any discomfort during the recovery is easily alleviated through over-the-counter pain medications. Should another procedure, such a Chemical Peel, follow the treatment, specific at home instructions will be provided.
For optimal results, it is recommended that patients repeat the Epidermal Leveling procedure once a month. Complimentary procedures, such as an Obagi Chemical Peel or IPL Laser Therapy, can be added to increase the benefits and maintain the newly acquired, youthful complexion. *
Epidermal Leveling FAQ:
Epidermal Leveling is an innovative new procedure designed to remove the top layers of facial skin. Epidermal Leveling is designed to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance by allowing the new skin to appear. *
Epidermal Leveling will temporarily remove fine villous hair or ‘peach fuzz’ without the harsh side effects that occur after waxing. *
Epidermal Leveling or Dermaplaning is performed with a sharp, stainless steel blade called an Epi-Blade. Similar to shaving, Epi-Blade gently glides over the skin, removing the upper layers. *
At the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, Epidermal Leveling is performed in one of our state-of-the-art office suits.
Depending on the specific patient and level of correction required, Epidermal Leveling will take about 45 minutes. *
Epidermal Leveling is safe for any skin color or tone. Patients who are looking for a smoother, refreshed appearance, without an invasive procedure or long recovery, will benefit from the procedure. *
No, Epidermal Leveling is not considered an uncomfortable procedure. *
Is anesthesia used during an Epidermal Leveling procedure?
No, there is no need for anesthesia during an Epidermal Leveling procedure. *
What can I expect from the recovery period, after the Epidermal Leveling procedure?
Initially, the skin may exhibit very mild redness, but this will quickly resolve. Patients are able to return to work or school immediately, without any discomfort. *
When can I return to work after Epidermal Leveling?
There is no downtime after an Epidermal Leveling treatment. Patients can return to work that same afternoon. *
Are the results from Epidermal Leveling long lasting?
The results of Epidermal Leveling can benefit the skin for many months to come. Your aesthetician can suggest complementary procedures, such as a Chemical Peel or Laser Therapy. *
What are the possible risks of Epidermal Leveling?
Epidermal Leveling is an extremely safe and efficient procedure when performed by a skilled professional. The chance for complications is rare, but can include bleeding and infection. *
How often can I repeat Epidermal Leveling?
Epidermal Leveling can be performed once a month for optimal results. *
How much does an Epidermal Leveling treatment cost?
The average cost of Epidermal Leveling is $125, depending on the extent of correction. Packages can be purchased for a discounted price.
Can I finance an Epidermal Leveling treatment?
Yes, patients at the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique have the option of paying with cash, personal check, and all major credit cards, as well as medical financing through CareCredit.