Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that uses a professional blade that exfoliates the top layers of your skin and also removes vellus hair also know as peach fuzz.
This procedure doesn’t require any downtime for recovery, which makes it extremely convenient. The goal is to give the skin a smooth, youthful radiant look. Not only does dermaplaning get rid of dead skin and vellus hair but it actually aids in better product penetration. Aka your skincare products will give you better results!
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
- acne scars
- dull skin
- dry skin
- sun-damaged skin
- fine wrinkles.
Contraindications For Dermaplaning
- Current or recent use of accutane, eczema, dermatitis, malignant skin tumors, open lesions, lupus, active herpes infection, sunburn and keratoses.
- Allergy to nickel.
- Any Cancer therapy (chemotherapy, radiation)
- Blood thinners.
During a dermaplaning procedure, you shouldn’t feel any pain. You may feel a tingling sensation during the treatment.
First, you’ll lie down on the a bed in a comfortable room. Then the skin will be deep cleaned and prepared for the procedure.
Once that’s done your esthetician will use a manual dermaplaning tool to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, as it gently works to exfoliate the skin.
After the treatment is finished, your esthetician will finish out the facial, this is where enzymes or chemical peels can be added for a deeper treatment. Then as the facial is finished out, moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied to protect your skin.
Risks And Side Effects
Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure. Side effects may include slight redness in your face in the hours after getting the treatment. Some people develop whiteheads on their skin in the day or two after dermaplaning.
Infection and scarring are rare after dermaplaning, but they do occur. If you develop a scar from dermaplaning, your doctor may need to treat the scar tissue with a steroid injection to soften the scar tissue.