What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface. This removes the top-most layer of dead skin along the fine, vellus hair. Dermaplaning can be performed monthly with no downtime post-treatment. Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate the skin. Exfoliation of dead cells, along with the removal of fine hairs, results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel. Dermaplaning is painless, simple and effective.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?
Nearly everyone is a good candidate for Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a great choice for people who have sensitive skin, redness/rosacea and epidermal hyperpigmentation.
However, Dermaplaning is not for people with acne or overly active sebaceous glands. Those with overly active sebaceous glands have oil traveling to the vellus hair. When that hair is removed, the oil remains beneath the skin and could interact with bacteria, causing more acne.
Contrary to popular belief, no. Growing thick black hair after a dermaplaning treatment is biologically impossible. Your hair will grow back as the same texture it was before the dermaplaning treatment.
Dermaplaning is a very comfortable treatment. We use a 10 blade that gently glides over the skin to remove dead skin cells. This process is painless and is often described as relaxing.
Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and vellus hair to create a beautiful canvas for other treatments like HydraFacial, chemical peels, etc. By removing dead skin cells and vellus hair, dermaplaning allows products and serums, along with treatments to penetrate the skin without getting hung up on dead skin cells and vellus hair.
We recommend dermaplaning be done every 4 weeks to keep up with the exfoliation that it provides.
Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are superficial exfoliation treatments. The dermaplaning is considered a deeper and more effective exfoliation with the side effect of vellus hair (peach fuzz), which is a desirable result for most women. Microdermabrasion is simply abrading the skin with a sandpaper-like textured handpiece.