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What is Medical Dermaplaning For Skin Care

Numerous treatments on the market promise to boost your glow, from facials to acids to serums. But one popular skincare trend has beauty enthusiasts turning to razor-sharp blades for instant results. You may have seen this posted all over your Instagram, but in reality, this isn’t anything all that new. This is something that has been done for years.

Dermaplaning is typically performed by an esthetician who receives formal education and training in order to perform the treatment. Dermaplaning is a facial treatment in which a sharp blade is used to gently scrape off vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz) and dead skin cells from the skin’s surface by an esthetician.

What Exactly Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a quick, spa procedure done in the office similar to shaving your face. It’s designed to exfoliate your skin and remove small, fine baby hairs (also known as vellus hairs), leaving your face soft and glowing. Dermaplaning, despite the fact that it involves the use of a razor-sharp scalpel, is not harmful at all. In fact, in most cases, it is painless. It is another way to exfoliate your skin to remove impurities and soften the texture of your skin.

What Are Some of the Advantages of Dermaplaning?

Because of the removal of vellus hair and dead skin cells, your skin will appear more even-toned, brighter, and smoother immediately following the treatment. Dermaplaning not only provides a smooth surface for your makeup application, but also allows moisturizers, creams, and serums to be better absorbed into your skin, increasing your hydration levels. If you’re looking for a great exfoliating treatment that’s manual rather than chemical (like a face peel), the procedure is a good option that works well for all skin types.

Are There Any Side Effects to Dermaplaning?

There are very few side effects to be worried about. A sterile blade should always be used to avoid potential skin infection or irritation. Sensitive skin may experience redness or irritation for a few hours after the procedure, which is temporary and normal.

Is Dermaplaning Appropriate for All Skin Types?

Dermaplaning is safe for almost everyone. If you have an active acne breakout, active flaring rosacea breakout, tan or sunburn, or suffer from an inflammatory skin condition, you should avoid it. Dermaplaning may aggravate the skin and even spread any possible infection in these cases.

Will It Cause Hair to Regrow Thicker?

Despite popular belief, dermaplaning or shaving will not cause peach fuzz to grow back darker and thicker. Cutting hair at the skin level has no effect on the number of hair follicles or the rate at which hair grows. You may notice that your hair is growing back jagged or thicker at first. But the sharp edges will smooth out over time. This is only temporary and will not have any effect long term. People who have specific conditions that cause excessive facial hair growth (for example, polycystic ovarian syndrome) should discuss with their doctor to address the underlying cause rather than the symptoms before trying dermaplaning to remove the hair.

Contact our office to discuss if dermaplaning is right for you and your skin. We look forward to designing a program that best reduces the signs of aging with our numerous non-surgical, anti-aging skin care options available for you.

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