Dermaplaning uses a blade to gently scrape the skin and remove unwanted vellus hairs as well as provide a mild exfoliation to smooth out uneven skin texture. After dermaplaning, skin appears fresher with virtually no down-time of discomfort.
- avg. recovery
About the Procedure
Dermaplaning, much like waxing, not only removes unwanted hair but also provides a gentle exfoliation by removing the top layers of dead skin on the face. Dermaplaning is commonly referred to as face shaving, however this uses a single, surgical blade and should be administered by a skincare professional. Before a dermaplaning treatment your provider will first cleanse the skin. Next, the blade will be manually scraped across the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck area to remove peach fuzz hairs and layers of dead skin cells. Following the treatment it is common to apply different serums to the skin to penetrate the freshly exfoliated skin.
The goal of dermaplaning is to remove vellus hair or "peach fuzz" from the face while exfoliating the face for a brighter, younger look.
What to Expect
Dermaplaning uses a blade to gently scrape the skin and remove unwanted vellus hairs as well as provide a mild exfoliation to smooth out uneven skin texture. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after dermaplaning.
- Stop all other forms of hair removal
- No peels or exfoliation treatments for one week
- No injectables for 1 week
- An antiviral medication may be prescribed
- No Accutane for 12 months
- Skin is cleansed
- Blade scrapes face to remove peach fuzz hairs and dead skin cells
- Serums may be applied to face once treatment is finished
No recovery is needed after dermaplaning, candidates can return to normal activities the same day. It is normal to experience slight peeling for the first few days as well as a slight windburn sensation or blotchiness. Skin care products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days following treatment.
The ideal candidate for dermaplaning wishes to remove vellus hair or "peach fuzz" from the face and wishes to achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance with no downtime.
Not Recommended For
Dermaplaning is not recommended for candidates with an active acne breakout, raised lesions, eczema, or have a history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation.
Side effects from dermaplaning may include pink or slightly red skin and mild flaking for 1 week after a more aggressive treatment.