Dermaplaning is a skincare procedure involving manual exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair (fine facial hair, or “peach fuzz”) using a sterile blade. The procedure is non-surgical, has no downtime and requires no anesthetic. Most skin types can benefit from dermaplaning, and it’s generally safe for men and women of all ethnicities and ages — *even for pregnant or nursing women. The benefits of dermaplaning include enhanced product penetration for both professional treatments and home care, reduction in fine line and wrinkles, minimizing acne scars and removing vellus hair. It may be used prior to chemical peels, microneedling and microdermabrasion.
Enhanced product penetration. One of the benefits of this superficial exfoliation is its ability to promote deeper, more even penetration of corrective products.
Removal of hair. Temporary removal of “peach fuzz”, creating a brighter and smoother skin tone and texture.
- Increase matrix proteins. Matrix proteins, such as collagen and elastin, are largely responsible for the visible signs of aging. The trauma to the skin from dermaplaning promote the production of collagen and elastin formulation, an excellent treatment for anti-aging and those suffering from textural scarring.
- Hyperkeratosis reduction. Hyperkeratosis is a buildup of the outermost layer of your epidermis. That buildup causes the dull complexions, improper product penetration and acne. Dermaplaning *reduces the thickness of the outer layer of the skin to correct those skin conditions, while increasing the thickness of the remaining epidermis and dermis.
- Hyperpigmentation. Demaplaning is most beneficial for hyperpigmentation because of its ability to increase penetration of products that inhibit the production of melanin such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, lactic acid and retinols.
- Acne Simplex Reduction. Non-pustular and non-inflamed acne respond very well to this treatment. The removal of the outer layer aids significantly with extractions as well as enhanced penetration of the topical products.