If you want a nonsurgical treatment to reduce facial lines, age spots, scars, and other skin blemishes, dermaplaning can be a great choice. Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that manually removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells and unwanted facial peach fuzz. At Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Alan Brackup, a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon and ophthalmologist, performs dermaplaning for patients who want a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation that provides more results that microdermabrasion or a light chemical peel. Dr. Brackup can customize the dermaplaning procedure at his office in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA to be deeper or longer depending on your needs and goals.
"My search was over after being referred to Dr. Brackup!!!. My son's wedding was coming up in August, 2016. My eyes were horrible .When I smiled you saw know eye's. I met one surgeon that was scared to remove the lower bags. How would that look? Didn't make sense. With Time running out by chance I when to a new hairdresser, that had her eyes done and look beautiful. Even though Dr. had a busy schedule,he made it a point to fit me in for June 28th. I was assured my eye's would look beautiful by August 20th. Dr. Brackup was right. I had Upper and lower procedures done. Dr. sculpted my eyes to compliment my high cheek bones. They are beautiful. At 60 years old I look twenty years younger!! Dr. Brackup and his entire staff were kind and honestly the best experience I ever had. He is gifted with hands of gold. He only works from the neck up and is a oculoplastic surgeon. My confident's is through the roof. I walk with my head high for the first time in a very long time. Thank you, Dr. Brackup for setting this butterfly free!! Before pictures click on Rosemarie P. Thanks"- R.P. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2017
"Dr. Alan Brackup was recommended to me by both my Primary Doctor and my Eye Doctor. I had drooping eyelids that were impairing my vision and impacting my self confidence. My consultation with Dr Brackup was in August and I immediately scheduled upper and lower eyelid surgery for September. I liked the fact that Dr Brackup did not pressure me to have this surgery. This was my decision, and I am so glad that I went ahead with the surgery! In preparation for the surgery, I met with Michele, a Patient Care Coordinator who spent considerable time giving me pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery instructions, and answering any questions that I had about the surgery. Michele also told me that I could finance payment if I wished and she gave me information on financing. This meeting completely relieved my anxieties. I had my surgery done the first week of September. I experienced no pain on the day of surgery or during my recuperation, and the healing process occurred much faster than I anticipated. I went back to work 2 days after surgery. Thank you to Dr. Brackup and to the awesome professional team who work with the doctor."- M.D. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2017
"Dr. Brackup and his staff are wonderful!I had eyelid surgery and the whole process was well explained and Dr. and staff were always available to answer questions and put my mind at ease. I highly recommend them!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 13, 2017
"Dr. Brackup creates the most natural facelift in the industry. My colorist is so in awe of his work she asked for pictures before/after to give to her clients. Nobody sees more lifts than a top colorist in a hair salon! My first lift included brow, eyes & full facelift! There was minimal pain and the immediate results were fantastic! My second lift focused on the beginnings of aging jowls and neck (yes, over the years we do keep aging) and again, completely natural looking!Cynthia Munger"- C.M. / Healthgrades / Aug 23, 2017
"I feel truly we are blessed to have Dr. Brackup working in Langhorne. Over the years, I have known many people who relied on Dr. Brackup for cosmetic surgery. The results are always terrific! No one ever looks unnatural. You just look better. It's like rolling the clock back. At every step of the way, I knew exactly what to expect. There is no one else I'd trust. His staff is always great as..."- E. / RealSelf / Aug 15, 2017
During the procedure, the surface of the skin is exfoliated using light, feathering strokes of a special blade (dermatome), leaving your skin instantly smooth, supple, and radiantly glowing. Depending on the patient's needs, dermaplaning can concentrate on a specific problem, like an acne scar, or treat the entire face.
What to Expect
After dermaplaning, the treated area will be inflamed and swollen for 1 – 2 days. In 7 – 10 days, new skin will begin to form, but your skin may remain pink for up to 6 weeks as you heal. The doctor will let you know what to expect after your treatment, based on the depth and length of the procedure, as well as how to care for your skin. Your results should be long-lasting, but you will probably want to return to refresh your skin as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
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Double up on your exfoliation with a microdermaplaning treatment. This powerful form of exfoliating your skin uses the method of dermaplaning and tops it off with polishing your skin with a pass of microdermabrasion. Experience glowing, super smooth skin, and be hair free.
Is It Painful?
Since dermaplaning can go deep into the skin, patients may be given local anesthesia or numbing agents in the treatment areas before the procedure begins. Most patients feel some temporary tingling after their treatment, but only have mild discomfort during their recovery
Dermaplane or Dermabrasion?
While dermaplaning and dermabrasion produce similar results, the main difference between the 2 is the tools that are used. Dermabrasion buffs skin with a rough surface, while dermaplaning uses a dermatome or surgical blade to remove the top layer of the skin. Dermaplaning is usually better for patient who want to eliminate deeper scars and moderate wrinkles.