Dermaplane with Other Treatments

Dermaplane is a wonderful treatment that is used to lighten and smoothen the skin by carefully scraping off dead skin. While the treatment uses a scalpel to remove the dead skin, the treatment is readily painless. Dermaplane is a big hit in the world of cosmetics because of its results that are heavily appreciated by clients and customers. Despite its efficacy, Dermaplane can be utilized to complement other famous treatments since other treatments may be conducted before or after it so as to maximize the aesthetic outcome and improve the duration of the effects.



According to Dr. Kristine Brecht, a physician, there must be an interval between Dermaplane and Chemical Peel to achieve the best possible results without hurting or damaging the skin. She says, 


“Intervals between peels and other treatments depends on the strength of the peels and your reaction to them. Typically 4-6wks.”




Botox on the other hand, is easily accomplished without downtime and much side effects. As such it can be immediately complemented with Dermaplane whether prior or after the injection. Dr. Jason Wndel, a board certified plastic surgeon says, 


“Receiving botox injections after dermaplaning and/or waxing should not interfere with your botox. An alcohol swab was most likely used prior to injections which could have caused minor stinging after waxing/dermaplaning. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment.”


Dr. Michele Green, a board certified dermatologist, supports the combination of BOTOX and Dermaplane as well as other treatments. She says,

“Botox is a fabulous injection and I often combines with chemical peels or microdermabrasion.  As long as pressure wasn’t placed on the areas that you had Botox you should be just fine.”  



However, not all treatments can go with Dermaplane immediately or simultaneously since some treatments are more sensitive than others. Microdermabrasion for one, cannot be conducted with Dermaplane since both treatments are almost the same in nature according to Dr. Francis Johns, a board certified plastic surgeon. He says, 


“I would not suggest having these two treatments done together. They are both used to exfoliate that skin and doing them in combination may be harsh on your skin. I would suggest waiting a couple weeks in between the treatments.”


Dr. Deborah Longwill, a board certified dermatologist, says that the combination of the two treatments will likely depend on the skin type and goal. She says, 


“It is difficult to address your question without a in person consultation. These are forms of professional exfoliation of the skin, providing immediate results and an instant glow. Dermaplaning achieves a deeper exfoliation with the added plus of removing vellus hair (peach fuzz).  To answer your question, it depends on the skin type and your goals. I personally like to pair dermaplaning with a mild enzyme or a Hydrafacial, followed by a hydrating sheet mask. Daily application of SPF is recommended, diligently reapplying every two hours.”



According to Dr. Jason Emer, a dermatologic surgeon, IPL can go along with Dermaplane, provided that there is a consultation with the doctor or expert as well as some after care routine to make sure that the treatment goes well. He says, 


“I recommend following up with your Doctor about the recommended timeline, but this should be fine. We often combine these treatments on the same day. I also recommend following up with a cosmetic dermatologist for after care recommendations. I recommend skin care with vitamin c, b5 hydrator, silicone based scar gels with growth factors and enzymatic washes with papaya enzyme to give improvement. Sun protection is essential. Lasers work best in combination with other treatments like microneedling/prp and other lasers in order to improve the skin’s texture and collagen.


However, Dr. Paul Flashner, a physician, does not recommend the same since treated areas from IPL are usually sensitive and require time to heal and recover. He states, 


“I would not recommended any type superficial exfoliation to the skin for at least two weeks after an IPL treatment. The skin may still be sensitive the next day and we want to allow the skin to go through the appropriate stages of repair and recovery. The hyperpigmented spots should crust over about 2-3 days after the treatment and I do recommend a topical exfoliating treatment such as Silk Peel Dermalinfusion two weeks after an IPL procedure.”


While it is very inviting to proceed with different treatments to achieve the best aesthetic outcome since Dermaplane is well-complementing to other treatments, it is still important to wait and consult the experts before diving in with simultaneous treatments. Our skin might need some refreshments with different types of treatments but it is important to remember that our skin should not be abused and instead be treated with patience and care.