Dermaplaning: What Is It?

Dermaplaning or Dermabrasion smooths the skin, removes impurities, improves skin texture, evens pigmentation, removes fine facial hair, and leaves the skin with a refreshed glow. It is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (or peach fuzz). This procedure is performed by gently moving a scalpel over surface layers of the face for maximum exfoliation. It’s a non-invasive treatment, and can be performed on its own, or prior to other skin care treatments in order to enhance their effectiveness. The procedure is also a great treatment for the reduction of acne scarring and small lines. This is a great treatment for patients who are pregnant or nursing. By skimming off ‘peach fuzz’ and with the extra exfoliation it provides, dermaplaning enhances the effectiveness of other skin care treatments, helps with product penetration, and allows for a more flawless make-up application.

Although merely an old wives’ tale, many patients are often concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning or shaving. And as with all old wives’ tales this isn’t true. It will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. People believe that the hair grows in thicker because when the hair is shaved the blade cuts the hair flat across the top of the hair shaft in the middle of the hair where the hair is thicker. When a hair grows naturally the tip of the hair is slightly finer so it seems that when you shave the hair seems to grow in thicker.

 

Shaved hair

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