Dermaplaning is a manual method of exfoliation that helps remove dead skin cells and build up. The dead skin is removed using a surgical scalpel and is relatively safe for all skin types. The procedure is performed quickly and does not cause any pain or trauma to the skin. Dermaplaning also helps remove vellous hair or “peach fuzz”, thus making it easier for product penetration and makeup applications more smooth.
Typically dermaplaning can be performed every 3-4 weeks and have several benefits such as
- Helps exfoliate skin with broken capillaries
- Offers better results than traditional microdermabrasion
- Little to no downtime
- Skin is only slightly red and puffy after the treatment
- Can temporarily remove fine hair with ease
- Performed just like shaving
- Can be performed with a chemical peel
- Immediate results
Although dermaplaning is a great method of exfoliation for most, it is not designed for people with acne or those who experience frequent breakouts because it can trigger over activity of the sebaceous glands. When someone has acne, they need their vellous hairs to expunge the oil that typically builds up under the skin. If the vellous hairs are removed because of the dermaplaning procedure, the individual may experience more breakouts and even more severe acne.
Many people are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment