What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment, performed by a licensed aesthetician at a professional skin care clinic, designed to exfoliate the skin.
Dermaplaning removes the top-most layer of facial skin, thus eliminating dead skin cells and minor surface imperfections. It makes skin feel smoother and appear healthier and more youthful. Since the tool used is a sharp blade, unwanted "peach fuzz" is also eliminated during treatment. In this manner, dermaplaning offers a rare combination of skin rejuvenation and facial hair removal benefits.
Many women are concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. Women’s facial hair is called “vellus hair” (peach fuzz), and it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
This procedure also allows for deeper penetration of active ingredients in home care products, which helps to more effectively target skin concerns.
Makeup goes on much smoother and with more ease, after the elimination of dead skin and vellus hair, while also increasing makeup’s staying power.
Since dermaplaning removes dead skin more swiftly and cleanly than the natural shedding process allows, it can also trigger the cell regeneration process vital to healthy acting skin.
Is Dermaplaning Right for Me?
Dermaplaning is recommended for clients who want a non-surgical, non-invasive, affordable skin rejuvenation treatment—with a focus on quick treatment sessions, no recovery time, and no major side effects. Dermaplaning 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 lactating clients who cannot have chemical peels, which penetrate the skin to act at the cellular level, and are thus contraindicated. Those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with very sensitive skin.
It is extremely important that you use the proper sun protection (at least SPF 15), and follow your esthetician’s recommendations for optimal results. You are making an investment in your skin; therefore, it is to your benefit to continue to protect it long after your treatments are completed.
Dermaplaning can be done as often as every 3 or 4 weeks and usually takes less than 45 minutes. It is an instant gratification treatment, that is also very relaxing.
Dermaplaning makes skin younger looking and healthier acting with the added benefit of hair-free smoothness!