Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that also removes the soft white vellus hair from the face and neck.
It is performed using a 10 gauge scalpel. The sharp edge of the blade is used to scrape away the dry layer of dead skin cells to reveal the bright layer underneath.
Other than for the reason of hair removal, dermaplaning also allows products to penetrate the skin much better and your makeup will apply flawlessly!
Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream.
Dermaplaning is painless and can be compared to shaving your legs.
You can expect the treatment to last around 30 minutes. I will cleanse your skin, then I will apply either Clarifying toner or Alcohol (depending on your skin type). Your skin will be held taught and I will proceed to smooth the blade over your skin at a 45 degree angle.
There are no side effects and zero downtime. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.
The question that I hear the most is ” Will my hair grow back thicker?”
It will not. That’s an old wives tale and your hair will grow back with the same amount and thickness as before your dermaplaning treatment.