Should You Try Dermaplaning?

Published on August 22, 2018

Dermaplaning is the physical exfoliation of the face, by gently scraping off the top layer of dead skin using a sterile, surgical scalpel.  This procedure also removes “peach fuzz” or fine hair that is on the treatment area. The procedure takes less than thirty minutes, and there is no post treatment downtime. Dermaplaning is performed on the face and may be performed by estheticians, nurses or doctors, depending on regulations in your area.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is great for maintaining youthful looking skin and is very effective on people with dry or rough skin and on mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells. The exfoliation process triggers skin cell regeneration which is great for maintaining your skin without the use of chemicals. The process is also a great way to get rid excess fine hairs which can accumulate oil and dirt. These vellus hairs, or peach fuzz are a type of hair that will not grow back thicker or darker. Microdermabrasion, also exfoliates the skin however, it does not remove vellus hair. The removal of these dead skin cells along with the removal of the fine hairs results in healthier skin that has a smoother feel and appearance. For more aggressive treatments, dermaplaning can be combined with other procedures, such chemical peels and laser treatments.

Dermaplaning is also safe to use on pregnant or breastfeeding women that are unable to be exposed to the chemicals used in other procedures.  For those with sensitive skin or skin types that don’t tolerate chemical treatments well, this is a great option to maintain your skin without the worry of side effects.

When to avoid dermaplaning?

The procedure can cause acne prone skin to become sore and irritated, so those that suffer from severe acne may not be the best candidates for dermaplaning. However, there are many other treatments available to address your skin care needs.

If you’d like to have smoother, more youthful looking skin contact us to schedule an appointment or get a free skin care consultation.

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