Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently exfoliate the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Cell regeneration. It triggers the cell regeneration process to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hyperpigmentation. Dermaplaning will exfoliate the top layer of your skin, taking off dead skin cells. Therefore, it can help lighten pigmented spots.
- Immediate results. Other exfoliation processes sometimes take more time to show the results, but dermaplaning shows immediate results.
- Safety. Dermaplaning is safe for everyone and there is no downtime involved.
- Smooths rough skin. Dermaplaning is especially beneficial for people with rough, dry skin. The scalpel is effective in smoothing out skin and evening skin tone.
- Hair removal. It removes the fine hair known as peach fuzz or vellus hair that can also accumulate dirt and oil.
- Product penetration. Dermaplaning is good for letting products such as peels, strong serums or skin remedies penetrate deeply into the skin, as results are improved after exfoliation.
- Mildness. Dermaplaning is a gentle form of exfoliation, and it can be more gentle than a peel or microdermabrasion for sensitive skin.
- Frequency. Dermaplaning is safe to do every three to four weeks, which is the target range you would want to get those cells turning over faster. As we age our cellular turnover slows and dermaplaning kick starts the process.
- Catalyst. This is a great catalyst to deeper exfoliation procedures, as it preps one’s skin gently rather than harshly.
- Makeup. You will notice that your makeup will go on better after a dermaplaning service.