The Benefits of Dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an effective and safe exfoliation procedure.  It uses a sterile surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin to remove excess dead skin and peach fuzz hairs. The tool is held at a 45 degree angle and is brushed along the skin to remove the hair and skin cells.  The procedure is only performed on the face and is not used for shaping the eyebrows, where the hair is much thicker. It is generally a stand alone procedure, but it does create deeper product penetration boosting the products effects.  The procedure makes skin look and feel smoother and will reduce the appearance of acne scars.


What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?  
•Provides deeper product penetration
•Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
•Promotes smoother skin
•Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peach fuzz”
•Reduces the appearance of acne scars
•Diminishes the look of fine lines
•Works on all skin types
•Instant results and no downtime 


How Often is Dermaplaning Performed?

Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks.  It is best to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment redone.  The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.

People who suffer from acne or have excess oil should not have dermaplaning performed to avoid the spread of oils that cause bacterial growth which could lead to acne breakouts.


What to Expect After the Procedure:

Sometimes after dermaplaning, the skin will end up peeling slightly.  This will happen when there is not enough time in between treatments to let the hair’s growth cycle be completed.  This is why it is important to leave enough time between visits to get the best results.

There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker.  Since dermaplaning only targets the vellus hair (peach fuzz,) the hair will grow back the same size and color.  It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker or darker.

Never do this procedure at home. Leave it to the professionals at Cutting Edge to ensure you have a safe and effective treatment.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or just learning more about dermaplaning or any of our other treatments please call today!