One of the most popular treatments for hair removal options today is dermaplaning, which is performed using a scalpel to manually exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. Dermaplaning is the physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum or dead skin layer) and the vellus hair, commonly called “peach fuzz.”
This treatment results in ultra-smooth, fresh and bright-looking skin. By removing that dead layer and hair from the face, the skin is evened out. In addition, dermaplaning assists with cell metabolism, which helps new skin come to the surface.
Check out these seven reasons as to why most people like dermaplaning:
- It painlessly exfoliates the stratum corneum to stimulate cellular turnover.
- It is a great option for clients with sensitive skin and pregnant women who are looking for a deep exfoliation.
- It can be performed before treatments like facials, laser, microdermabrasion and chemical peels for better product penetration.
- It can be performed frequently.
- It helps makeup go on smoother and more evenly.
- It can help significantly lighten post-inflammatory scars from past acne.
- It involves little to no downtime.
An important item of note: Contrary to what you may have heard, dermaplaning does NOT make the hair grow back thicker and darker.
Also of importance: This procedure is not recommended for clients with cystic acne or patients diagnosed with hirsutism, a condition of excessive male-pattern hair growth in women.
Article author Renee Cato, LMA, CAC, is a licensed medical aesthetician with Carolina Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. Our medical aestheticians can discuss dermaplaning and other treatments that best meet your individual needs during a free 30-minute consultation.
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