Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years and has recently became popular as a celebrity must have treatment.
Skin care professionals must make sure dermaplaning is within their scope of practice before doing the procedure.When clients hear the word dermaplaning, they quickly associate the term with the procedure known as dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis using a whisk like device. There can be complications associated with dermabrasion, including infections and scarring, which is why it is not commonly used anymore. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is a simple physical exfoliation of the epidermis.
Removing epidermal skin also allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by estheticians to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels or before a cleansing facial.
Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
This is a safe and effective treatment. The number of treatment required will depend upon individual. We recommend a consultation prior to booking for treatment. Dermaplaning can be combined with other treatments such as Facials.