Epidermal Leveling is a type of facial peel that involves the physical removal of dead skin cells and fine vellous facial hair (peach fuzz). Epidermal Leveling is designed to reveal new, fresh cells in order to give the skin a smoother, more radiant appearance. This treatment may also stimulate and rejuvenate the skin tissue, which offers a non-chemical alternative for reducing acne scarring, uneven pigmentation and fine wrinkles. Several patients report immediate improvements in skin texture and tone. Epidermal Leveling can additionally be in conjunction with other procedures such as laser rejuvenation treatments.
Also known as dermaplaning, the Epidermal Leveling technique utilizes a specially designed surgical blade. This blade is maneuvered against the skin surface in a sweeping action for skin cell removal.
An Epidermal Leveling treatment will take approximately 45 minutes.Epidermal Leveling can be performed every 3-4 weeks, in conjunction with the skin’s normal cycle of approximately 30 days. Most patients report little, to no pain during treatment.
Because Epidermal Leveling is a physical removal of dead skin cells, the skin tends to immediately and naturally respond directly after the treatment. Patients report smoothing effects, and an overall glow within hours. These quick results make Epidermal Leveling a popular choice shortly before important social events.
Epidermal Leveling can be associated with mild redness, or sensitivity directly after the treatment. Some actual peeling, or flaking may occur if the treatment is performed in conjunction with another chemical peel, or if the skin cells were removed during the skin’s natural rejuvenation cycle. In this case, the skin will peel because it was over-exfoliated.
Epidermal Leveling is a non-invasive, non-chemical peel, which makes it suitable for pregnant and nursing clients. This treatment is safe when performed by a trained and qualified practitioner. Epidermal Leveling involves the use of a blade, so the risk of slight bleeding is highly minimal, but evident.
Epidermal Leveling can cost $130-$200 per treatment. These prices greatly depend on the provider, and geographical location of the treatment facility.