What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure that’s designed to manually remove the top dermis layer to reveal the beautifully smooth and refreshed complexion that’s hiding underneath it. Dermaplaning is an excellent option for getting rid of dry and dead skin cells, or for speeding up cellular turnover.
Dermaplaning is also a treatment to prep the skin to improve absorption of serums and other hydrating oils. Many clients who undergo dermaplaning treatments see a decrease in facial “velous hair (peach fuzz)” as well as a smoother, brighter, and clearer skin tone.
Candidates for Dermaplaning
The best candidates for dermaplaning treatments want to improve their skin tone and texture without resorting to surgery or other more invasive treatments. As dermaplaning doesn’t use chemicals, this skincare procedure is safe for pregnant women and mothers who are currently breastfeeding. This treatment is also ideal for all skin types and tones.
Clients who are currently dealing with severe acne breakouts should wait before undergoing a dermaplaning treatment.
How Does It Work?
Dermaplaning is performed by a licensed esthetician using a surgical scalpel to gently remove the top layer of the epidermis. The scalpel is held at a 45-degree angle against the skin; the esthetician uses light brush strokes to exfoliate dead skin cells and peach fuzz. The entire procedure is quick and productive, as clients will notice an immediate improvement in skin tone and texture.
Is It Painful?
Dermaplaning isn’t painful; most clients compare it to a typical exfoliating treatment. If you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable during the procedure, be sure to talk to your esthetician.
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime associated with dermaplaning treatments. You may experience slightly red skin, which should disappear after a day or so. You will need to wear sunscreen after your treatment, as your newly-revealed skin will be sensitive to the sun.