What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a simple , safe and effective procedure for exfoliating the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and ridding it of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years and has recently became popular as a celebrity must have treatment.
Because dermaplaning is a fairly swift procedure, with very few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic and medical skin care providers across the world. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the skin specialist simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.
This is a great treatment to offer to patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling chemicals on their skin. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.
Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients 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. This has been proven within clinics across the world as records have been kept on a regular basis.
Removing epidermal skin also allows professional skin care products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deeper chemical peels. It also may be used by an aestheticians to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.