What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a gentle, non-invasive form of manual exfoliation of the skin in which an esthetician uses a surgical blade to gently exfoliate the outermost layers of the epidermis to remove dead skin cells and fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. This encourages the skin to regenerate new skin cells, leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant. A noticeable improvement is immediate with smoother texture and fresh skin appearance. Even products penetrate the skin better following this treatment.
What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?
Regular treatments of dermaplaning have been known to:
- Diminish fine lines
- Smooth acne scarring
- Improve skin texture and tone
- Temporarily remove fine facial hair
- Generate new healthy cell growth
- Enhance penetration of skin care products
As one of the most effective facial exfoliation treatments, dermaplaning stimulates radiant, healthy skin and leaves the skin smooth and soft.
Who is a good candidate for Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is safe and effective for all skin types and colors and provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion. It is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning cannot be performed in individuals who are using Accutane or blood thinners or who have active shingles, hemophilia, or weak delicate skin.
Is Dermaplaning safe?
Dermaplaning is an extremely safe, non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. There is no more risk than when a man shaves his face. Although unlikely, there is a chance of a small scrape or nick in the skin.
Will the facial hair grow back thicker?
No. There are two types of hair. Fine facial hair, or “peach fuzz”, is called vellous hair and is the light colored translucent hair that grows on a woman’s face, chest, or back. The other type of hair is called terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, brows, and the lower face of men. Hairs are always one or the other and they are not damaged or altered by the process of cutting or removal. So after dermaplaning, vellous hair grows back with its same characteristics.
Can Dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a chemical peel?
A chemical peel done immediately after dermaplaning is an excellent way to make sure that the peel penetrates deeper and more evenly. They go great together and we recommend the combination for optimal results.
Is Dermaplaning recommended for acne skin?
If you suffer from acne or over production of oil, we do not recommend dermaplaning. For acne prone skin, we recommend microdermabrasion or chemical peels, which are other forms of exfoliation and will clear and balance the skin to control sebaceous activity and decrease the formation of acne lesions.
How often can Dermaplaning be performed?
Dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks.