Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It's also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin's surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. ... It's also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Provides deeper product penetration.
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils.
- Promotes smoother skin.
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars.
- Diminishes the look of fine lines.
- Works on all skin types.
What is the procedure like?
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure. You may feel a tingling sensation during the treatment. Anesthesia is not required. A manual dermaplaning tool/blade is used to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, as your provider gently works to exfoliate the skin. After the treatment is finished, your provider will soothe your skin with a substance like aloe or a post procedure serum. They will also apply sunscreen to protect your face.
Avoid excessive heat 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc. Avoid chlorine for 24 hours. Avoid facial waxing for 7 days. Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks based on area.
Dermaplaning is safe for virtually everyone. However, you should avoid it if you have a tan, sunburn, active acne, a flaring rosacea breakout, or an inflammatory skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, as the procedure can worsen these issues. If you have a lot of deep acne scarring, you also want to be careful with dermaplaning since there may be an easier chance of nicking your skin during the treatment,
If you have a history of cold sores since dermaplaning can re-activate them (anything that irritates the skin can reactivate the virus responsible for cold sores),