Dermaplaning is a procedure that will carefully and gently shave away the top layer of skin from the surface. It is a physical exfoliation using a sterile, surgical scalpel. During this procedure, the fine, vellus hair, otherwise known as peach fuzz along with the top-most later of dead skin is removed. Dermaplaning only takes 30 minutes, there is no downtime post-treatment, and it should be scheduled every month. Though dermaplaning is done exclusively on the face, the vellus hairs are the only treatable hairs, nose hairs are avoided and terminal hairs, or eyebrows, cannot be shaped. Estheticians, nurses, or doctors can perform this treatment, depending on the state’s regulations. Bearing this in mind, we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to share the basics of dermaplaning.

Advantages of Dermaplaning

To better penetrate the skin with skin care products, the physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process. Dermaplaning gets rid of fine vellus hairs that have a tendency to accumulate oil and dirt, making it an excellent option for those that have an excess of the fine vellus hairs. Vellus hairs, contrary to myth, will not grow back thicker or darker, unlike the terminal hair that can appear to do so. The peach fuzz is not removed for those looking into the microdermabrasion, which is another popular physical skin exfoliation. The result of dermaplaning, that removes the dead cells and fine hairs, leaves the skin smoother, brighter, and healthier.

Is Dermaplaning Safe During Pregnancy?

Those with dry or rough skin texture, uneven skin tone, and superficial acne scarring can minimize these blemishes, which dermaplaning is especially effective. Another good candidate is those with cellular turnover slows down with age, and mature skin a and the dermaplaning removes the buildup of dead cells. Unlike the chemical peels, dermaplaning is safe for everyone including pregnant or lactating clients.

Dermaplaning Noncandidates

People with thick, dark facial hair and those prone with oily skin or active acne should avoid dermaplaning. Dermaplaning can result in soreness and sensitivity as the procedure has a tendency to irritate skin that is prone to acne. Clients with excessive facial hair, in addition to obvious and noticeable stubble, can experience “razor rashes” are spots under the skin and ingrown hair.

Dermaplaning is Completely Safe

Specialists conducting dermaplaning use a required and specific technique. They use a delicate touch and a skilled approach as they are licensed and certified, depending on the state guidelines. This procedure can only be performed in an approved establishment and should never be done at home. Many people compare it to shaving but shaving uses an average razor with two blades duller than surgical blades, but dermaplaning uses a surgical scalpel. Short strokes at specific angles in particular patterns, depending on the facial region are required for the approach.

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In the event you are interested in dermaplaning to improve your skin and the cell regrowth, contact Skin and Body Refinery today to schedule your consultation.

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