Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, single use scalpel to gently "shave" the skins surface, removing the top layer of dead skin along with the fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). This procedure can be performed monthly in less than an hour, with no downtime post treatment.
Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows your skin care products to better penetrate the skin. Dermaplaning is also perfect to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil and even cause breakouts. Contrary to popular belief vellus hair, as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker.
Dermaplaning is very effective on those with a dry or rough skin texture and can helps to minimise superficial acne scarring and evens skin tone. It is also very beneficial for mature skin which tend to have a higher build up of dead cells sue to cellular turnover slowing down with age. Dermaplaning is also a safe choice for pregnant and lactating women who aren't suitable for chemical peels.
Those with extremely oily skin or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as those with thick, dark facial hair. Acne prone skin can become sore and irritated with this procedure. It is important to note that Dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface the skin and therefore should not be attempted at home.