Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that is performed by using a blade to gently scrape off the top layer of dull and dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. It can be combined with a peel for even more exfoliation. Dermaplaning also eliminates the peach fuzz on the face leaving the skin much brighter, smoother and tighter. Additionally, it allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. This treatment becomes a “monthly” favorite for patients as they love how smooth and clean their skin feels.
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except for those with active acne. 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.
Dermaplaning can be done every 3-4 weeks. The procedure is safe and effective for pregnant/nursing women as well. This procedure can be done with a chemical peel or as a method to “prep” your skin for a laser treatment.
You should see a noticeable glow immediately after treatment as dead, dull layers of epidermal skin are removed. Without excess vellus hair trapping excess oil and skincare products, most patients see a marked improvement in the skin for a brightening, anti-aging effect. Repeat treatments will be necessary when you see your peach fuzz return, usually after approximately one month.