What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a small scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This exfoliation process is designed to reveal smoother, brighter skin and promote cell turnover.

Dermaplaning can be beneficial for those with dry or rough skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. It can also help to enhance the absorption and effectiveness of skincare products by removing the barrier of dead skin cells.

However, it is not recommended for those with active acne or rosacea, as the process can cause irritation and exacerbate these conditions. Additionally, those with a history of cold sores may want to take antiviral medication before the procedure to prevent an outbreak.

Overall, dermaplaning is a safe and effective procedure for exfoliating the skin and improving its overall appearance.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face.

Is dermaplaning safe?

Dermaplaning is generally considered safe when performed by a licensed and trained professional. However, there is a slight risk of minor cuts and abrasions, and it may not be suitable for those with active acne or certain skin conditions.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

The benefits of dermaplaning include smoother, softer, and brighter-looking skin, improved texture and tone, and the temporary removal of vellus hair allowing for deeper penetration of active ingredients in your facial and it can make makeup application easier and smoother.

How often should I get dermaplaning done?

It is recommended to get dermaplaning done every 3-4 weeks, as this is the average time it takes for the skin to complete its natural rejuvenation process. It can be done as a standalone service or as a part of a whole facial. 

Is there any downtime after dermaplaning?

There is typically no downtime after dermaplaning, and you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is important to avoid direct sunlight and to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin. Avoiding retinols, glycolics and other acids for at least 48 hours after dermaplaning.

Will my hair grow back courser and/or darker after dermaplane?

No, dermaplaning will not cause your hair to grow back coarser or darker. The vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, that is removed during the dermaplaning procedure is different from terminal hair, which is the thicker, darker hair that grows on your scalp, underarms, and other areas of the body. Vellus hair is very fine and thin, and it will grow back the same way it was before the procedure. Dermaplaning only removes the hair from the surface of the skin, so it does not affect the hair follicle or the growth cycle of the hair.