Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive skin treatment that involves using a specialized instrument to gently shave off the topmost layers of skin, exfoliating the skin and removing fine vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz) from the face. This procedure aims to improve the skin's texture and tone, providing a smoother and brighter complexion.
✦ Improved skin texture and tone
✦ Reduced appearance of acne scars and fine lines
✦ Removal of vellus hair (peach fuzz) which can trap dirt and oils
✦ Enhanced effectiveness of other skincare treatments (by allowing better penetration of products)
✦ Safe for all skin types and even suitable for pregnant or nursing individuals seeking exfoliation without harsh chemicals
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The procedure is performed by a skilled provider using a special instrument called a dermatome, which resembles an electric razor. This tool gently shaves off the top layers of the skin without causing cuts, promoting cell regeneration and smoother, healthier skin.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Individuals with the following concerns may consider dermaplaning:
Actinic keratosis (scaly skin patches potentially leading to skin cancer)
Dull or dry skin
Fine lines (wrinkles)
Sun-damaged skin However, those with active acne, cold sores, eczema, moles, freckles, skin tags, or other skin growths, psoriasis, skin burns, or skin rashes should consult with their healthcare provider before considering dermaplaning
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Dermaplaning is primarily performed on the face to address skin concerns such as acne scars, dull skin, and fine lines.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS & HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?
A more healthy appearance may be observed after the first session, but optimal results typically occur after a series of treatments. A typical series includes six treatments, with visible improvements noted after two or three sessions. Each dermaplaning session lasts around 30 minutes and requires no downtime.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
Post-treatment, the skin may appear red, swollen, and slightly tender, but these effects typically subside within a few days.