What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of the skin. It aims to remove fine wrinkles, to reduce the appearance of acne scars, and to make the skin look smooth and more radiant. This treatment gives brighter skin, better color, reduced appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars, and decreases the visible hair on the face. Dermaplaning is safe for any skin type and most people can have the procedure done with little risk of side effects.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
Dermaplaning uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from the face. The sterile blade is held at a 45-degree angle and is dragged lightly over the skin removing dead skin cells, scar tissue, and other substances that may be clogging pores. A typical session takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete which makes it perfect for anyone with a busy schedule.
While there is typically no pain associated with this treatment, some patients report a tingling sensation. Providers may offer a numbing spray during the procedure, but it is generally not necessary. During the treatment, your face will be cleansed, exfoliated with the dermaplaning tool, and then cleansed again. Once the procedure is completed a soothing treatment such as aloe or a similar lotion with sunscreen will be applied and then you can resume your daily schedule immediately.