What is Dermaplaning?
WHat IS DERMAPLANING?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dull dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
Dermaplaning eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by lighting. Dermaplaning also removes all the dead skin cells and the facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. Dermaplaning is beneficial as it allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. We often recommend dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as microneedling and chemical peels.
Dermaplaning is a form physical exfoliation as it safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz.
WHO IS DERMAPLANING FOR?
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.
If you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby, this is a great option for you.
HOW IS DERMAPLANING DONE?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive and painless procedure that can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.
First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, they'll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
About 30 to 45 minutes
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF DERMAPLANING?
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DERMAPLANING?
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DERMAPLANING?
You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.