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What Is Dermaplaning?

If skin rejuvenation treatments, like facials and microdermabrasion, are no longer giving you the results you want, but you want to avoid lasers and more invasive procedures, consider dermaplaning. Sometimes referred to as dermablading, this treatment is performed with a special tool and careful scraping techniques. Dermaplaning is requested more these days because it is nonsurgical and able to provide younger-looking, smoother skin. Nurse practitioner Michelle Buchanan is pleased to offer dermaplaning skin treatments at VIVIFY Med Spa in Tampa, FL.

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What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning treatments at VIVIFY medspa offer individuals in Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas smoother facial skin and a healthier complexion. Select benefits of this service performed by Michelle Buchanan or an aesthetic team member include:

  • Eliminating dead and damaged skin cells
  • Removing unwanted "peach fuzz" facial hair
  • Revealing healthy, new skin
  • Encouraging collagen production
  • Producing healthier skin
  • Reducing acne breakouts
  • Offering a more radiant look
  • Providing immediate results
  • Noninvasive, nonsurgical, and quick treatments

Am I A Good Candidate For Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning procedures are safe skin treatments for many skin tones. Women and men with severe acne should discuss the benefits and risks beforehand with Michelle Buchanan or a qualified aesthetician at VIVIFY medspa. The best candidates for this procedure:

  • Are searching for an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion
  • Do not have rosacea
  • Have fine facial hair
  • Don't have sensitive skin
  • Have superficial hyperpigmentation

How Is Dermaplaning Performed?

Dermaplaning treatments are performed on an outpatient basis in our office. After the skin is cleaned, the dermaplaning will begin with a gentle scraping of the surface of the face with a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the surface layer of dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. The treatment time will depend upon whether part of or the full face is being addressed. At a consultation beforehand, our team will explain the process of dermaplaning to you.

Ideal candidates for this procedure do not have rosacea, sensitive skin, or superficial hyperpigmentation. Dermaplaning procedures are considered relatively safe and effective for most skin tones. Patients suffering from severe acne should discuss their skin condition with our team beforehand. In the hours following your dermaplaning treatment, your skin will be slightly pink. This is a normal reaction that will fade in the coming days. It is not uncommon for peeling to occur as the skin heals.

But it is important not to pick at it; instead, you should allow the skin to fall off on its own. Patients will need to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun because the skin will be very sensitive in the days and weeks after the procedure. You can expect results soon after, as dermaplaning reveals softer, smoother skin right away. To help you care for your newly revealed skin, our team will discuss an improved skincare routine with you, including the regular application of sunscreen.

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Very skilled and takes very good care of his patients - Doctor Buchanan is amazing! Very skilled and takes very good care of his patients. After my abdominal etching was completed I could always reach him and he would always take time to answer. Good follow up and very friendly. If I ever want somet...


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This was my first time getting any “work” done so I was a little anxious but from the moment I stepped in the door, Dr. D, Michelle, Jessica, Denise and Lindsey set my mind at ease! Michelle has the best bedside manner…must be that Alabama southern drawl! She had me in and out before I could even ge...


I went to see Michelle for microneedling and Jeuveau - my first time for both! Michelle and the entire Vivify team are so wonderful. They really took time to answer my questions and make sure I was comfortable with everything before moving forward. My skin has never looked or felt better!


First time getting fillers / any work done and my experience was better than I expected. Michelle and staff were awesome

Alexis Ben

Michelle is the best!!! I have had my lip filler done with her several times and recently had HALO laser done for my skin complexion. Michelle was very thorough in explaining what I could expect during and after my treatments and made me super comfortable with the process. Denise and Marlie were als...

Damian Dorego

NP Michelle Buchanan is the absolute best! Aside from the amazing and clean facility, Michelle always makes me feel super comfortable before every treatment. She explains everything she is going to do and makes the experience pleasant! It is such a great experience every time I go to Vivify! 10/10 r...

daniella klima

I cannot say enough good things about this place. First of all, Michelle was the most genuine and amazing doctor I’ve ever encountered. She took her time with me and really investigated on how I wanted my lips to look. She was knowledgeable and educated on me on the after treatments so that I could ...

Chloe Hand

I had the best time at Vivify! Michelle and everyone that worked there was so incredibly nice and made this experience so fun for my mother and I coming in for a first-time beauty appointment before my wedding! Michelle was not only so kind, but she also made sure to get the best idea of what we wan...

Zanna Wright

I have been seeing Michelle for Botox since I moved to Florida - when I began noticing some lines in between my eyebrows from squinting in the sun! I knew I needed to take some preventative measures. Michelle is an all star injector, from the first session she made me feel so comfortable and underst...

Madelyn Alvarez

Michelle and all of her staff is absolutely wonderfuI!!! I go once every 3 to 4 months to get my fix of rejuvenation. Michelle and her staff are the kindest and most gentle. My perception of beauty is to look as natural and age with grace and Michelle helps me obtain that goal in an efficient mann...

Darla Smoak Campbell

I love Michelle and all the staff at VIVIFY. I’ve used them for several different treatments over the years and have never been disappointed. Michelle injected me with Botox recently and she did an amazing job, as always. No more wrinkles and feeling like a new woman!

alida hernandez

Michelle is an excellent practitioner who helped me tremendously to improve the texture of my skin. I suffered severe acne about 10 years ago, and I have had many painful treatments to improve the scarring in my face since then. Very little results achieved; however, Michelle has been the one who re...

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Get Smoother Skin Today

VIVIFY medspa offers high-quality, excellent cosmetic care to people in the Tampa, FL area. Employing this technique, our staff provides maximum results in a minimal fashion. Dermaplaning is a popular aesthetic treatment proven to soften and smooth your skin to highlight your natural beauty. If you would like to find out more about dermaplaning or if you are ready to schedule your consultation with nurse practitioner Michelle Buchanan, call our office today.

How much does dermaplaning cost?

The expense of dermaplaning session will fluctuate with center fees, your individualized procedure plan, the amount of appointments necessary to reach your ideal, and if any other aesthetic procedure is administered. After the custom dermal strategy is developed, Michelle will estimate the amount. Our office often offers discounts and monthly promos so remember to ask about this during the consult. In addition, we often offer discounts when you buy multiple sessions.

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Dermaplaning FAQ

Does it hurt?

Is dermaplaning good for the skin?

Does it hurt?

Dermaplaning does not hurt. Our patients do not and should not experience any discomfort during this treatment, as it is noninvasive and uses a very gentle blade on only the top layer of skin to remove peach fuzz and dead skin cells. Your results will give you a smoother, glowier skin surface with no pain or downtime.

Is dermaplaning good for the skin?

Dermaplaning is a great facial treatment for those with peach fuzz and/or facial hair, as well as dead skin cells. These components may make your face look duller and dryer than it is or interfere with makeup application. At VIVIFY medspa, dermaplaning is an affordable and accessible treatment to help bring new life into your face.

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