Dermaplaning is a treatment that uses a medical scalpel to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair called “vellus” hair. It can be used as an alternative to laser treatments and microdermabrasion for an enhanced result. This procedure will give your skin a more radiant appearance. Following the treatment, makeup application is smoother, and other skincare products can penetrate deeper, making them more effective. Dermaplaning can be performed as part of a clinical facial or chemical peel or a treatment on its own.
Everybody is a candidate for Dermaplaning, especially those with aging, dry, rough, or uneven skin tone. Dermaplaning can also help reduce the appearance of shallow acne scars, fine lines and superficial hyperpigmentation.
Dermaplaning effectively performs a gentle scraping motion across the skin's surface. Dermaplaning is entirely painless. There are risks of cuts on the skin. However, they are small and very minor as the pressure used for Dermaplaning cannot cause a deep cut in the skin. These nicks and scrapes are rare, but when they do occur, they heal within 24-48 hours.
No. There are different types of hair that grow on the body; vellus hair and terminal hair. Vellus hair is found on most areas of the body except palms, soles, lips and genital areas, whereas terminal hairs are found on the scalp, underarms and pubic region. The soft and fine vellus hair grows back at the same rate and texture as before treatment.
A chemical peel can penetrate deeper into the dermis after Dermaplaning removes the most superficial layers of dead skin, resulting in a more effective chemical peel treatment. The conjunction of dermaplaning and a chemical peel leaves the skin refreshed and rejuvenated. Together they promote new skin growth and target problems such as aging, sun spots and environmental damage
Dermaplaning takes between 30-45 minutes and can be performed every 3-4 weeks. The treatment itself removes approximately 21 days' worth of dead skin, so it is essential to let your skin rejuvenate before your next appointment
Both options are a form of physical exfoliation. However, Dermaplaning removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin, whereas microdermabrasion does not. Microdermabrasion also exfoliates the skin's surface, but not as thoroughly or deeply as dermaplaning does.