Woman who is getting dermaplaning procedure done on her face

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method designed to remove any debris, fine “vellus” hairs (also known as peach fuzz). The treatment removes dead skin cells, leaving the surface of your face smooth, soft, and exfoliated.

What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

The benefits of dermaplaning are similar to the benefits of exfoliation, but this procedure offers a deeper exfoliation. After dermaplaning, you can expect the following benefits and enhancements to your skin:

1. Brighter, softer skin

Removing dead skin cells encourages the development of new cells, which helps to completely resurface the skin’s outer layer. Your skin tone will be more even afterwards, and the treatment can help diminish hyperpigmentation on the face. As with regular exfoliation, the skin is brighter and rejuvenated, and any existing textured areas smoothed over. 

2. No Peach Fuzz

Dermaplaning before and after images

The female face is covered in thousands of extremely fine hair, also known as peach fuzz. While it might go unnoticed most of the time, this hair can often impede skincare products from fully sinking into your pores. Heavier makeup products such as powder and foundation can often stick to the fine hairs, giving your make-up look a cakey, thick finish. Dermaplaning removes these hairs. This means your makeup will go on smoothly – not to mention the skin on your face will be baby soft. And no, dermaplaning will not make the hair grow back thicker or darker on your face!

3. Improves your existing skincare routine

If you incorporate dermaplaning into your beauty routine, you’ll enhance the performance of your current skincare products. Your smooth, hairless face will absorb the products much easier. This gives your skin the full benefit of all the nourishing ingredients in your skincare regimen.

Before dermaplaning: who should get the treatment?

Dermaplaning is a safe treatment suitable for most people, with a few exceptions. If you suffer from facial acne, dermaplaning the face will only aggravate your breakouts further. Therefore, you should wait until your skin is clearer before undergoing the treatment. Similarly, if you are suffering from sunburn, an outbreak of rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, you should also refrain.

Is Dermaplaning Painful?

Despite the fact that the treatment is performed using a sharp scalpel, dermaplaning is not painful. Although some women might report a redness on the skin afterwards, the treatment itself is painless.

What to Expect Afterwards

Before and after dermaplaning
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After dermaplaning, you might experience some skin sensitivity and redness, which is normal and should subside within 2-3 hours. You should always use a soothing moisturizer, and make sure to avoid the following:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours
  • Refrain from using any intense exfoliation products or treatments for one week
  • Refrain from using any skincare products which contain an exfoliating agent for 24 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and saunas for 24 hours
  • Refrain from wearing makeup for 24 hours

Once any redness subsides, your skin should be smooth and baby soft. The results will leave you with a perfect, blemish-free canvas for applying makeup. Don’t forget to make use of all your luxury, skincare products following your treatment. Your skin’s absorption rate will be higher, enhancing the performance of your products.

Can I do the procedure at home myself?

Woman shaving face with razor before dermaplaning

The treatments offered at salons provides a deeper exfoliation and better results. If you’re going to do dermaplaning at home, we recommend using this dermaplaning razor for the best results. And if you were wondering if you can use a normal razor, no! Dermaplaning is not the same as shaving, so put the down the razor and call your local salon!

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