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
"I have used Dr. Brackup for two procedures. About 4 years ago I had my eyes done, both upper and lower lids. He did an amazing job. 5 weeks ago I had a facelift. I can't praise Dr. Brackup enough for the job he did. Not only is he an EXCELLENT doctor, he is an extremely nice and caring man. Also, his entire staff is amazing."- E.K. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"The most amazing doctor and staff! Under eye lift and mini facelift. 1 week post up not even one blue spot . Highly recommend!!"- G.K. / Google / Feb 16, 2020
"I am in love with Doctor Brackup and entire staff. I own Vision center and many times when patient needed blepharoplasty or eyeLid surgery we would refer to Doctor Brackup. End every one we're very happy with results. So one day I was looking at my pictures and realized that I don't look like myself anymore because of amount off fillers I got . When I spoke with doctor I knew I made a right decision. He created plan to dissolve all my fillers and made appointment for mini facelift and lowered Eyelied surgery. And the result is amazing. I was back at work in 3 days no one even noticed anything different. I look like myself but 15 years younger. Doctor Brackup is the miracle maker."- G.K. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2020
"A face lift is costly surgery, but Dr. Brackup is an expert and an artist, and he was worth every penny spent for his October 2019 work. He and his assistant Stacy prepared me well for the pain and slow recovery to come--though neither was as bad as they could have been. I followed up the surgery about six weeks later with injections to address forehead lines, crow's feet and some other areas not touched by the surgery. Recently, one work colleague--unaware of the surgery--stood at my desk for several minutes raving over how healthy, younger and happy I look. Another colleague stopped me on a staircase to praise my rejuvenated appearance. More important, I feel better. Moving forward in my sixties, I know I have taken what steps I could to reduce the effects of aging on my face, and bring my appearance more in line with the physically fit and trim person I long have been. There is the ongoing cost of injections, alas. But unquestionably, I feel quite fortunate to have met Dr. Brackup!"- A.S. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2020
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.