This growing popular treatment is very similar to microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion both mechanically exfoliate the skin, however dermaplaning also removes vellus hair from the skin.
This method of exfoliation removes the vellus hair using a sterile surgical scalpel. Not as scary as it sounds, but do keep in mind that this treatment should be performed by a licensed professional and not at home.
Dermaplaning has numerous benefits, including already mentioned removal of vellus hair also known as peach fuzz.It is also a gentle form of exfoliation and can be gentler than a peel or microdermabrasion for sensitive clients. It is safe for everyone with no downtime. It’s a great treatment for new clients who want to start anti-aging treatments.
For clients who have blond facial hair who can’t do laser hair removal, dermaplaning is an option to remove facial hair with the added benefits of smoothing rough skin. The scalpel is effective in smoothing out the skin and evening out skin tones.
The result of this product is that penetration is also improved. Serums, peels, and other skincare products penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in improved exfoliation. To get more technical, the cell regeneration process with dermaplaning improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatments can be done once a month, or more frequently, depending on what your clinician recommends.