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What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the top layer of the epidermis, removing dead skin cells along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). The procedure can be performed monthly, in as little as thirty minutes, with no down time. Dermaplaning is painless, quick, and the results are immediate.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
There are many benefits that come with dermaplaning.
Exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.
Physical exfoliation allows products to penetrate deeper, and more efficiently into the skin. It also triggers the cell regeneration process.
After dermaplaning, a mild chemical peel may be applied. Adding the chemical peel after dermaplaning allows for a stronger, more even absorption of the chemical peel, yielding better results.
Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. This will also help with makeup application and eliminating ‘cakey’ makeup, allowing for even gliding of foundation. Although merely an old wives’ tale, many believe that removing these vellus hairs will force the hair to grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning, this is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. It is also important to note that Microdermabrasion, a popular form of physical exfoliation, does not remove vellus hair from the face.
Who can receive Dermaplaning treatments?
Dermaplaning can benefit almost everyone! It is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding patients. Those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.
The Dermaplaning Technique
It is very important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Thus, we do not recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel (the average razor has two blades which are also duller than surgical blades) on tautly held skin. The methodology requires short strokes at a specific angle, and in particular patterns depending on the facial region. It is this specific technique that produces the effective exfoliation.
Dermaplaning is a treatment that we highly recommend if you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up prior to an event, or if your skin needs some TLC. Since there is essentially no downtime, you can have this treatment done over your lunch hour, and return to work revealing brighter, youthful skin!