What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the manual exfoliation with a scalpel to superficially scrape away the uppermost layer of dead skin and the uppermost portion of the Stratum Corneum, along with the fine vellus hairs.

Excess vellus hairs can cause a build-up of dirt and oils in the hair follicles and removing them yields healthier looking skin.
Vellus Hairs: The fine, non-pigmented hair (aka “peach fuzz”) covering the skin.

Results and Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Exfoliates the top layer of skin (epidermis)
  • Refines the surface of the skin and evens out the texture
  • Helps to correct flaws
  • Removes fine hairs
  • Lightens appearance of pigmentation
  • Thins and compacts Stratum Corneum
  • Increases absorption of active products
  • Thickens dermis
  • Minimizes precancerous cells
  • Improves acne scars
  • Increases firmness and elasticity over time

What are the Advantages?

  • Skin becomes hairless
  • Make-up goes on smoothly and flawlessly
  • Skin is brighter
  • Dead skin cells and hair are shaved off, creating a smoother, brighter complexion.
  • Can be done on pregnant women
  • Helps with fine wrinkles and acne scars
  • Helps with fine hairs difficult to treat with light therapy or lasers

What are the Risks?

  • Allergy to the metal scalpel
  • Small, fine cuts can occur in treatment
  • Poor wound healing
  • Open wounds
  • Fresh scarring
  • Distended capillaries
  • Stage-4 Rosacea
  • Cystic Inflamed Acne
  • Thick Facial Hair (men)

Post-Treatment Care

  • Use a good sunscreen or sunblock while healing
  • Avoid direct sun and heat. This includes simple day to day tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for long periods of time, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace.
  • Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours or until skin is no longer flaking.
  • Use hydrating reparative products to encourage new healthy cell growth. Products such as Peptides Antioxidants, Stem Cells, Vitamins A, C and E all work well.
  • Use physical sunscreen
  • No scratching or peeling
  • Limit exercise for the first week
  • Drink plenty of water

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