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
"Great experience - Mid May I had upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and I have not had anyone ask me if I were tired since! Dr. Brackup and his team were warm and professional from the first visit. The staff at the surgery center were equally wonderful. I knew I was in good hands. The recovery was not bad at all and the results are fantastic!"- D. / RealSelf / Oct 01, 2018
"Best Doctor and Staff - 100 percent amazing. Dr. Brackup is extremely calm,cool, and confident. He knows what he is doing, explains clearly what needs to be done, and I am thrilled with the results. I had a facelift and a strong chemical peel above my lip 4 months ago, and I look completely natural, not pulled too tight, and my-upper lip has no lines!!! I couldn’t be happier with the results....I can’t say eno..."- H. / RealSelf / Sep 26, 2018
"Two Good Reasons to Choose Dr Brackup - The two main reasons I chose Dr Brackup to 'freshen up' my eyes were:1) 3 friends had cosmetic surgery by Dr Brackup over 10 years ago, all still look great. 2) Dr Brackup is the first doc to have duel board certifications in both ophthalmology and facial plastic surgery.I've found Dr Brackup and his team to be compassionate and highly competent."- W. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2018
"Great Choice - Dr. Brackup - Excellent. Just completed my second followup appointment following lower eyelid surgery with excellent results. The entire experience was positive. The staff is pleasant, organized and very competent. Instructions both pre and post op are clearly explained. Dr. Brackup's curriculum vitae is most impressive. Additionally, he's a very nice guy, who is an excellent surgeon. I am very glad..."- M. / RealSelf / Aug 30, 2018
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.