Dermaplaning is an exfoliation process that also removes vellus (short and thin) hair off the face using a scalpel. It has become popular in the United States, generating much interest. However, many still don’t know what it is and why it is so successful in the first place.
In the layman’s eye, the procedure seems no more complicated than shaving, although that is not the case at all. A scalpel is used to remove the outer layers of dead skin cells.
Some clients are drawn to the shaving aspect of the treatment, but this is essentially a secondary benefit to the deep, delicate exfoliation that dermaplaning provides.
Clients are often amazed at how smooth, clean, and fresh their skin feels and appears after a treatment. Compared to other exfoliating treatments, this one is quick and has no downtime.
In addition, dermaplaning has many more advantages. Not only can it improve the appearance and feel of the skin right away, but scarring (especially from acne), UV damage, pigmentation, and fine lines can all be addressed with it. A course of monthly treatments is required for the client to achieve these results, but most are eager for more because they enjoy the results so much.
This procedure is an excellent starting point for more advanced therapies. After exfoliation, the products you apply to your skin will have a greater ability to penetrate the skin’s surface.
There is no need to struggle through the dead skin cells to get to the serums, creams, and lotions you apply to penetrate your skin. Clients get excellent benefits with the addition of LED, microcurrent, enzymes, radiofrequency, and even chemical peels.
Why dermaplaning should only be performed by trained professionals
You can buy razors that remove hair but don’t exfoliate or remove dead skin cells and other debris as effectively as professional surgical blades.
It’s also worth noting that dermaplaning isn’t for everyone. For certain drugs or prescription-strength Retinol, you may be required to take a 5-7-day break from your treatment before having the procedure performed. It should also not be performed over active acne postules.
Contact My Perfect Skin Clinic with any questions or concerns about dermaplaning and how it might benefit your skin.