Nowadays there are many methods and treatments that can reveal a smoother and brighter skin complexion. Dermaplaning is one of them. This method of exfoliation that requires handling a very sharp blade that’s used in surgeries in order to remove gently the top layer of dulling dead skin cells. It can also eliminate the facial hair and allows for greater penetration of skincare products. In fact, it is very often used for preparing the skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
This cosmetic procedure is compared to microdermabrasion because they are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. While microdermabrasion suctions dead skin cells and helps to unclog pores, dermaplaning scrapes off the top layer of skin. This is why it is well suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz, but it is not recommended for those with oily and acne-prone skin, as it can additionally irritate the skin. Also, be aware of any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting the treatment.
The procedure of dermaplaning is painless and can be compared to the sensation of shaving. On a clean and dry area of the skin, an aesthetician will pull and hold a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz. And this will take about 30 minutes. After the treatment, the skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may look very pink, so it is necessary to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation of the skin.
The skin will look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture right after the treatment and the peach fuzz and skin discolorations will disappear immediately, leaving the skin soft and supple.
This procedure removes three weeks of built dead skin cells, so it’s best to not use it before this time.