in Greenville, SC
Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. Dr. Katherine Birchenough is certified in functional medicine and an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We are Greenville’s premier physician-run medical Wellness and Aesthetic center. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer dermaplaning treatments for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a safe, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure used to remove the thin, outer layer of skin (dead epidermal cells) while stimulating collagen growth and removing unwanted peach fuzz (vellus hair). This process leaves the skin noticeably smoother, softer and brighter!
Benefits of dermaplaning are:
- Improves the tone and texture of the skin
- Stimulates collagen growth
- Helps refine and brighten your skin, diminishing the appearance of dark spots and sunspots to become less noticeable over time
HOW MUCH DOES DERMAPLANING COST?
At OptimalSelf MD, we understand that you want to feel good about yourself, yet cost may be a primary consideration. We recommend that you schedule a consultation as a first step. We charge a fee for an in-office consultation. As part of the consultation, we explain the price of your dermaplaning treatment, and payment can be made by cash, check, and credit card. We also work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to offer our patients financing options.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that is great for all skin types, including acne-prone skin. This is also an ideal treatment for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding who want to give their skin a fresh, new appearance.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A DERMAPLANING TREATMENT?
The dermaplaning tool is similar to a surgical scalpel with a very sharp edge. The tool is drawn across your skin at an angle. This technique removes the dead skin cells and peach fuzz to reveal softer, healthier skin. Removing peach fuzz will not increase the likelihood of acne. It is actually very beneficial, as your skincare products penetrate better and makeup goes on with a flawless texture. The peach fuzz will not grow back darker or thicker than before your dermaplaning treatment.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO RECOVER FROM A DERMAPLANING TREATMENT?
There is absolutely no recovery required for dermaplaning treatments. You can use your skincare and makeup right away. Dr. Shawn recommends dermaplaning as part of a skin health routine, so you may want to schedule the treatment every month.
CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR DERMAPLANING?
We offer two types of consultations for our dermaplaning treatments. The first is a phone consultation to speak with Dr. Shawn for about 15 minutes. The second is an in-office consultation that is more in-depth, and we charge a fee for these consultations.
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your dermaplaning treatments.