Dermaplaning is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment done to reverse a dull and lackluster skin tone and appearance.
The procedure is usually done by a dermatologist or a licensed esthetician under a dermatologist’s guidance. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to do.
To perform the treatment, a sterile, medical-grade exfoliation blade gently scrapes the topmost layer of the skin. This removes dead, and dry skin cells, environmental debris, and fine hair or vellus hair (commonly known as peach fuzz) to remove damaged skin, resulting in smoother, softer skin with a fresher, more radiant appearance.
You must be thinking, “isn’t that similar to what exfoliation scrubs do — at much more affordable prices no less?”
Well, it’s not all black and white.
Exfoliation scrubs don’t target peach fuzz, they only skim the surface of your skin to remove dead skin cells. They don’t remove all traces of dead skin cells from your face. They can also irritate your skin and cause micro-abrasions on the topmost layer. As you might imagine, that doesn’t bode well for your skin health and appearance.
That’s where this beauty treatment comes in. Dermaplaning is not a one-size-fits-all, mainly because our skin care needs are unique. Based on our particular requirements and skin conditions, the administering professional may perform extractions, give us a relaxing massage, and cleanse our skin, among other things to give it some much-needed TLC.
As heavenly as that sounds, there are other benefits to keep in mind.
This non-invasive procedure also gets rid of dead skin cells, which paves the way for better absorption of skin care products, so you notice better skin more quickly.