What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

If you want brighter, smoother skin, dermaplaning is a treatment worth learning about. Dermaplaning is a simple, noninvasive procedure that exfoliates the skin's surface and removes fine hairs.


What Is Dermaplaning?

Your esthetician takes a sterile scalpel and lightly shaves your face with it. This gently lifts off the top layer of peach fuzz and dead skin, leaving your skin fresh and smooth. It is a really precise type of exfoliation compared to harsh scrubs. And it is safe for all skin types when done properly.

The treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes and is safe when performed by a trained esthetician. It requires no downtime for recovery. It suits all skin types and tones. Both women and men can benefit from this simple facial rejuvenation treatment.


What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

There are many potential benefits associated with dermaplaning, including:

Smoother, Brighter Skin

Removing dead cells and hair creates an immediately smoother complexion. It also allows your skincare products to absorb better. Many patients notice their skin looks brighter and more radiant after dermaplaning. The treatment gives your complexion a hydrated, dewy glow.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Exfoliating dull cells softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also kickstarts collagen production for tighter, more youthful-looking skin over time.

Evens Skin Tone

Dermaplaning helps even out skin tone and texture. Removing the top layer reveals fresher cells and reduces visible sunspots.

Clears Acne and Blackheads

The treatment removes the debris, oil, and impurities that clog pores and cause breakouts. Deep exfoliation combined with extractions keeps acne at bay.

Removes Peach Fuzz

Shaving the face removes fine vellus hairs along the hairline and cheeks, leaving the skin smooth and hair-free. Makeup applies more evenly after dermaplaning without the peach fuzz. The results also last up to six weeks.

Prepares the Skin for Products

Dermaplaning preps your face for better absorption of skincare products like serums, creams, and SPF. Increased penetration means you get more benefits from your antiaging, hydrating, and acne treatments.

Boosts Other Treatments

Many patients get dermaplaning before laser treatments, chemical peels, or microneedling. It maximizes results by removing dead skin and allowing better penetration.

Minimal Downtime

There is no recovery, redness, or irritation associated with dermaplaning. You can return to normal activities right after. Ensure you avoid sun exposure.


What to Expect During Treatment

The process is quick, easy, and comfortable. Your esthetician will first cleanse and prep the skin. They will gently shave the face with a sterile surgical scalpel at a 45-degree angle. Small strokes remove dead cells and peach fuzz vellus hairs.

There may be some minor redness immediately after. But most patients only feel a slight tingling as the scalpel glides over the skin. Extraction of blackheads or milia may follow. Your provider will apply a hydrating serum, SPF, and makeup if desired after dermaplaning.


Are There Any Side Effects?

When performed correctly, dermaplaning is very safe for all skin types. But there are some potential side effects to be aware of:

  • Redness or irritation that subsides within a few hours
  • Temporary dryness or flaking as the skin adjusts
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight after treatment

To minimize the risk, ensure your esthetician is licensed and explicitly experienced with dermaplaning. 


Bottom Line

Dermaplaning is a safe, noninvasive treatment that offers many skin benefits. It exfoliates dull skin, evens tone, clears acne, removes peach fuzz, and more. The simple facial rejuvenation treatment is suitable for all skin types. If you want to reveal smoother, glowing skin, dermaplaning is worth considering.


For more on dermaplaning, visit Rich & Humenansky Plastic Surgery of the Face & Body at our office in Columbia, South Carolina. Call (803) 799-3223 to schedule an appointment.

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