Dermaplaning Explained


There are many different methods of skin surface exfoliation in a licensed esthetician’s professional arsenal: chemical peels and enzymes (on the “chemical” side), and on the “mechanical” side: ultrasonic skin spatula, textured scrubs, microdermabrasion—and, dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning uses a surgical tool to gently and safely remove the dead skin cells that build up at the skin surface, leaving your skin immediately radiant and glowing. After the dermaplaning technique is performed, you’ll experience enhanced activity from your treatment serum or strengthened absorption of a chemical peel. Another plus: it helps remove the fine vellus “peach fuzz” hair on your face, which helps to soften and smooth the appearance of your foundation makeup.

Who Benefits from Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be performed on all skin colors, and all skin types (dry, normal, combination, oily or sensitive). It is a great treatment for those with uneven skin tone or texture, mild acne or superficial (surface) acne scarring, or for individuals who want to smooth fine lines. It’s also great after you’ve had a deeper chemical peel or skin resurfacing procedure to remove any leftover peeling skin. Like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning the skin is one of the few services that are safe during pregnancy or while breast feeding. Your skin professional will determine if it is right for you.

What Happens During a Dermaplaning Facial?

Once your skin is thoroughly cleansed, a skin-tingling enzyme may be applied to help start the exfoliation process. When the enzyme is removed, your skin is prepped with a degreasing solution to remove any oil on the surface, and then the dermaplaning begins. After the dermaplaning is complete you may have a corrective treatment serum or chemical peel applied, depending on your skin needs, followed by a healing or hydrating mask. You’ll leave the office with smoother, fresher, glowing skin. You can apply makeup immediately after your treatment. You may notice some tightness or even light skin sloughing a few days later.

How Often Should I Dermaplane?

A dermaplaning facial can be performed once a month, to help encourage cell renewal on a regular basis.

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