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Peach fuzz, or the tiny hairs that grow on our face, can collect dirt and oils, cause toxin buildup, clog pores, and contribute to skin breakouts. Peach fuzz also gets in the way of makeup going smoothly onto the face. At the same time, dead, dry skin can make you look tired and your skin tone dull.

That’s why dermaplaning is such an effective treatment. With a simple procedure, your skin is refreshed and revitalized, and your peach fuzz is completely eliminated.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning removes peach fuzz and the top layer of dead skill and buildup. This specialized, unique exfoliation procedure leaves your skin completely renewed and revitalized. Dermaplaning is a noninvasive procedure done by a trained technician. A sterilized medical scalpel designed to be used on the face precisely removes the top layer of skin. The sharp edge of this dermaplaning tool is held at a forty-five-degree angle, then moved along your skin in a method very similar to shaving.

Who is a candidate for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a noninvasive procedure that is safe for people of all skin types, colors and tones. This procedure can be done for pregnant or nursing women, patients with thin or very sensitive skin.

Patients who would like to resolve the following concerns are usually ideal candidates for dermaplaning:

  • Have unwanted vellum hair (peach fuzz)
  • Have deep scars, including acne scars
  • Have wrinkles and fine lines
  • Have rough, uneven skin
  • Have dry aging skin

Dermaplaning is not designed for individuals who have active acne or pustular rosacea.

Dermaplaning benefits

Dermaplaning is very popular because it provides many benefits:

  • Removal of unwanted facial hair
  • Removal of dead skin
  • Reduced acne scarring
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Softened wrinkles and fine lines
  • Firmer and more elastic skin
  • Clean, bright and radiant skin
  • Very smooth, soft skin
  • Short, painless procedure
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • Promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells
  • Allows makeup to go on more easily
  • Cleaner, smaller pores
  • Reduced acne scars
  • Allows skin care products to more deeply and effectively penetrate the skin

Elbert & Jacqueline Cheng MD A family of Surgeons

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Why choose Cheng Plastic Surgery for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning and skincare treatments at Cheng Plastic Surgery are performed under the supervision of our brother-sister team of double-board certified plastic surgeons. We provide highly-experienced, professional, expert care when it comes to improving your skin concerns. We spend time with you to understand what you wish to correct, give thoughtful consultation and individualized care for your skin concerns.

We welcome you to our practice, where we are dedicated to helping our patients look and feel their best. If you wish to learn more about dermaplaning or other skin care treatments, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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