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Dermaplaning gently exfoliates the top layer of damaged skin cells, scraping away debris, dirt, makeup, oil and buildup that accumulates daily through our stressful, urban lives. Acne scarring, blemishes, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines are all beautifully improved, revealing a radiant, luminous glow that telegraphs youthfulness.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is one of the best ways to pamper yourself after a long week at work. With no downtime, this gentle, non-invasive skin illumination tool is perfect for refining your complexion and removing fine vellus hair (“peach fuzz”) to expose a clearer, softer countenance.

One of our highly trained Palo Alto aestheticians will use a sterilized scalpel to scrape away dead skin cells, which not only improves your appearance, but also enhances your skin’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients.

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What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

  • Rids the skin of unwanted vellus hair
  • Turns back the clock on aging
  • Helps improve acne scarring
  • Treats dark spots
  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Enhances the absorption of beauty products
  • Improves self-confidence in your appearance
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Am I a good candidate for dermaplaing?

Dermaplaing is a simple, non-invasive procedure that can be performed in a short session with no downtime, therefore it is excellent for anyone with a busy schedule who still desires to improve their skin.

There are no acids, lasers or chemicals involved with dermaplaning, so it is gentle enough for pregnant women or those who are nursing. Even patients with sensitive skin can benefit from dermaplaning. If you have active acne breakouts or suffer from psoriasis, our aestheticians may suggest an alternative treatment that is better suited to your needs.

What will recovery entail?

Recovering from dermaplaning is very quick and painless. Once you are done with your session, your aesthetician will apply a moisturizer and a medical-grade sunscreen to protect your skin as you go about your day. You will be able to then return instantly to work, school or pleasure. We will follow up with you to ensure your results are on track.

What about the cost?

Dermplaning costs will depend on the extent of your treatment and on whether it is combined with any other procedures. We will provide you with a custom quote once you have undergone your individual skin analysis at your Palo Alto consultation.

Why choose Total Glow?

At Total Glow, we create a holistic regimen for your complexion that takes into consideration every aspect of the patient, from skin type to lifestyle, comfort level and aesthetic goals. High-end, cutting edge technology is fused with the Eastern principles of Ayurveda to deliver an incredible opportunity for revolutionary skincare.

Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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FAQs about dermaplaning

How does it work?

Dermaplaning is a manual, non-invasive skin-resurfacing procedure with an added benefit of removing vellus hair. A special surgical blade is used to smooth and refinish the epidermis through very fine, controlled scraping.

What can I expect during the treatment?

After a thorough cleansing, the aesthetician will hold an area of your skin taut while using short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and vellus hair. This is repeated over the entire face to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

What are the results?

Dermaplaning leaves your skin looking radiant with a more even skin tone and a smoother texture. All your peach fuzz will be gone. First-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before!

Is it safe?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure that can be compared to shaving your legs. There are minimal to no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look pink.

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We Have Re-Opened

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated July 6, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!

Total Glow MD has RE-OPENED per San Mateo County. We are providing full services including our much loved expert skincare, wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's and more! Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.

We have implemented COVID-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.

Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment. This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment.

With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.

We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

Thank you so much for your support!

Terrie and the Total Glow Team sending love for your skin.

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