A procedure that has been around for centuries, but has been making headlines recently, Dermaplaning is a method of gently shaving the skin to make it softer and smoother. Also known as epidermal leveling or blading, Dermaplaning is a safe treatment that offers three benefits: it physically exfoliates the skin, it removes peach fuzz, and it allows skincare products to penetrate better. Dermaplaning is an excellent treatment for rough, dry skin and improves hyperpigmentation, mild scarring and fine lines.
An expert and experienced medical aesthetician performs Dermaplaning with a surgical blade, which is passed over the skin to “shave” it. Only the top layer of skin – the epidermis – is affected. The skin is manually exfoliated as the blade removes the dry, dead cells of the epidermis. Peach fuzz – vellus hair – comes off along with it, immediately leaving you with smoother skin. With the old outer layers of skin gone, additional treatments and products are able to penetrate the skin better and more effectively.
Dermaplaning is a safe and gentle method of exfoliation with wonderful side benefits!