What Is Dermaplaning?

DermaplaningDermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure used for exfoliation as well as the removal of fine vellus hair. This procedure is often confused with dermabrasion a far more aggressive cosmetic skin treatment. However, dermaplaning is a simple shaving of the epidermis used to reveal your smoother, healthier skin.

Uses of Dermaplaning

Aestheticians have been using dermaplaning to remove unwanted “peach fuzz” and dead skin cells for many years. Your dermatologist might advise dermaplaning be performed to prepare the skin prior to laser skin treatments, chemical peels and deep facial cleanses. This will allow other treatments to penetrate your skin more deeply.

Who Should use Dermaplaning

If you have any of the following issues you will benefit greatly from this simple procedure:

  • Rough, dry skin,
  • Superficial hyper pigmentation
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial vellus hair (peach fuzz)
  • Dull, lifeless skin

Dermaplaning is also safe if you are pregnant or nursing as it does not use chemicals that can be absorbed into the skin. This allows you to enjoy an exfoliating treatment without any risks to your baby.

How it is Applied

Dermaplaning must be performed by a trained aesthetician using a scalpel. The scalpel is applied to the skin using delicate feathery strokes in order to gently abrade the skin’s surface. The skin is pulled taut for best results and for a closer, safer removal of the fine hair and epidermis. It is a quick and painless procedure with immediate results and no side effects. There is no need to worry that shaving vellus hairs will cause them to grow back thicker. The shaving does not affect the nature of your fine hairs.

Benefits of the Treatment

There are many benefits to the treatment including:

  • Removal of vellus hair that can cause a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles
  • Penetration of products from facials to chemical peels
  • Reduction of appearance of  superficial hyper pigmentation
  • Smoothing of mild acne scarring
  • Smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fresher, smoother appearance to skin
  • Products and makeup will go on smoother and flawlessly

If you are looking for a safe and effective exfoliating treatment without side effects dermaplaning is the perfect solution.


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