What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of physical exfoliation using a sterile surgical
scalpel to gently shave the epidermis layer of the skin to eliminate the vellus
hair which is known as peach fuzz.
This procedure leaves the skin even more silky smooth than other exfoliation
techniques due to the hair removal process. Dermaplaning helps the skin to
absorb products more deeply due to the skin being more smooth and hydrated
after the treatment. The skin will be left smooth, clear and naturally radiant
● Great at removing dead skin cells
● Eliminates soft facial hair that holds onto dirt and oils
● Smoother skin
● Reduces the appearance of acne scars
● Decreases the look of fine lines
● Works on most skin types
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your
skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as
well as make the skin’s surface look smooth.
Dermaplaning is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects when it’s
performed by a certified dermatologist.
This procedure doesn’t require any downtime for recovery, which makes it
extremely convenient. The most difficult part may be finding a trained
provider who can administer this treatment.
Dermatologists say this treatment is effective for people looking to make
their skin appear more youthful, smooth, and bright, but results typically only
last three weeks.
How it works
If you look at the tool used for dermaplaning treatments, you may notice it
looks like a razor you would use on your body hair.
The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By aiming a sterile
blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you
remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your
skin’s surface look uneven.
Your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun
damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can
make you look aged. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so
newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror.
Reports on how effective dermaplaning is are mostly anecdotal. Everyone has
different results, and it’s hard to objectively quantify whether the treatment
is a success or not.
Dermaplaning is a proven safe and very effective treatment.
1. The skin needs to be well cleansed and thoroughly dried
2. Use your non scalpel hand to pull an area of skin taut
3. Hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle on the skin
4. Use short and swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz
There are no side effects and zero down time. 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 to expect?
You don’t need to plan any downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment.
You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three
days right after the procedure.
You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished
with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the
full results. As any redness subsides, you’ll be able to see the results more clearly
in the days afterward.
Results of dermaplaning aren’t permanent. The procedure claims to clear away up
to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. After three weeks to a month, your
results will have faded.
After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to be extra careful about sun
exposure. Sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning, or create
pigment blotches on your freshly uncovered skin cells. In the weeks after a
dermaplaning treatment, don’t leave the house without wearing sunscreen on your