What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is when a surgical-grade scalpel is used to remove dead skin cells and fine, white facial hairs.
It is a non-invasive, zero downtime treatment. The procedure is usually performed by a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion
Dermaplaning scrapes off the top layer of the skin along with peach fuzz.
Microdermabrasion on the other hand uses a coarse tipped wand and suction to remove dead skin cells, oil, dirt and bacteria.
These two treatments can be combined for a patient with resilient skin and heavy build-up.
Candidates for Dermaplaning
Patients with all skin types can be treated with dermaplaning. Individuals with active acne should wait until they have healed before undergoing this treatment.
Most patients find dermaplaning to be very comfortable. The skin is cleansed prior to treatment, and then the scalpel covers the skin in short strokes to remove the dead skin cells and fine facial hairs.
A series of treatments may be recommended, and patients can return in 3-4 weeks for the next session.