It involves using a tool with a short upward stroke while being held at a 45-degree angle to exfoliate the skin. Since it is being held at such an angle and the technician uses light feathering strokes, there is no worry about piercing the skin.
The technique may look similar to shaving your face, but it is much more effective because of the blade being used and offers many benefits. There is also no need to worry about the hair getting any darker; dermaplaning targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz) that grows back the same size and color. It is physiologically impossible to grow back thick and darker. After the treatment, we may offer a hydrating moisturizer to finalize the process. The treatment removes the dead skin that has built up over two to three weeks.
Dermaplaning provides an effective and safe exfoliation treatment that promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skin care products while making the skin look and feel smoother and also reducing the appearance of acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils.
We may recommend dermaplaning to anyone about to undergo a chemical peel treatment to allow better penetration and, therefore, better results.
This treatment is also an option for those who are ineligible for other products or procedures, like those who are pregnant or have very sensitive skin.
For more information about dermaplaning, contact our office.