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.
Who is 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.