what is dermaplaning?
manual exfoliation that revitalizes skin and removes peach fuzz, leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant!
Dermaplaning is another non-traumatic method of skin exfoliation and rejuvenation. It is one of our favorite types of “manual exfoliation,” also known as Blading or Epidermal Leveling of the skin.
Dermaplaning is an excellent treatment for revitalizing skin, by removing vellus hair (peach fuzz) and the outermost layers of dead skin cells, leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant.
why is dermaplaning so popular?
Dermaplaning has become increasingly popular because it is one of the skin treatments you can do that has an immediate result (smoother, brighter) without pain or downtime, and you can’t beat that! Dermaplaning enhances the absorption of peels, oxygen, masks, and at-home skincare products for a better result.
Depending on one’s genetic background, some women may have more unwanted peach fuzz than others. Also, as women age and/or with the use of bio-identical hormone replacement, hormones can shift leaving us with more facial hair then we used to have. While it is possible to wax the excess hair off, many of us are also using retinols and other various alpha/beta hydroxyl acid products that prohibit waxing. Plus, dermaplaning leaves the skin smooth and does not hurt!
By the way, dermaplaning is great before photo shoots because it allows makeup to lay on skin better and reduces shadowing.
Dermaplaning is not the same as shaving. It does remove hair like razors do, but it takes off many more layers of skin creating deeper exfoliation. A concern many ladies have when deciding whether to try dermaplaning is whether their hair will grow back thicker and darker. This is false. A woman’s facial hair can only change with hormone shifts, certain medications, and certain illnesses. After a dermaplaning treatment, hair grows back within three to four weeks, exactly the way it was prior to blading.
*Caution, if you have current acne or are prone to acne, dermaplaning will not be a good treatment choice.
Dermaplaning could result in “cutting” or “nicking” of the acne lesion causing scabs and acne to spread. Blading can cause temporary inflammation in the skin, potentially promoting a breakout in currently clear, but acne-prone skin.
Get ready for your skin to be as smooth as porcelain!