What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning uses a blade to gently exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as “peach fuzz”. It can be used as an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion or along with these procedures for an enhanced result. Performed by a licensed and experienced aesthetician, this procedure produces an immediately more radiant appearance. Following this treatment, makeup application is smoother and other skin products penetrate deeper making them more effective.
Who can/cannot be treated with Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a great choice for anyone who has fine facial hair (“peach fuzz”), extremely sensitive skin or rosacea (diffuse redness and/ or visible facial veins). The only skin that probably shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning is acne-prone skin. Oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up along the vellous hair to be excreted. If the hair is removed ,the oil builds up and the glands are blocked causing even more breakouts. In addition, anyone with numerous raised lesions or an allergy to nickel should not be treated.
Is Dermaplaning safe?
Performed by a licensed and experienced aesthetician, there is no more risk from Dermaplaning than if a man where to shave his face.
How often can this procedure be performed?
Since Dermaplaning removes about 3 weeks of accumulated dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.
What can I expect?
The procedure is painless and there is no associated downtime. Makeup can be applied immediately afterwards. The use of sunscreen is strongly recommended to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).
Why doesn’t the hair grow back thicker?
Peach fuzz is the fine translucent hair that you can see if you look closely at a woman’s face. This type of hair, also called vellous hair, is very different from the coarser hair you see on the head and under the arms. Because vellous hair is so fine, it is not possible that it will grow back thicker.