Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation of the outermost layer of the skin. During the treatment your skin is properly cleansed and a sterile surgical scalpel is used to gently and painlessly remove unwanted vellus hair and dead skin. By removing the dead skin cells and peach fuzz, you are able to decrease clogged pores and allow effective product penetration.
There is typically no downtime, but some people may experience slight irritation that resolves shortly after the procedure.
Q: Will my hair grow back thicker?
A: No! Your hair does not grow back thicker or darker.
Q: How often should I get this treatment?
A: I recommend subsequent treatments 4 weeks apart.
Q: How is this different than using a razor at home?
A: There are at-home razors that can be used to shave the skin. There are two main differences between dermaplaning preformed by a medical professional and at-home shaving.
1) Sterility: The face is cleansed and a sterile tool is used for a one time use to preform the procedure. This decreases the chance of skin infections and acne breakouts post-procedure.
2) Tool: A sharp sterile surgical blade is used to go over all contours of the face. Using a surgical blade allows for deeper removal of the top layer of dead skin and makes the procedure more effective.
Q: Is this safe during pregnancy?
A: While there are no systemic effects to this treatment, you need to get clearance from your OB/GYN before having any treatment preformed.