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Dermaplaning 101

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses a medical-grade blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.

Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.

Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with: acne scars, dull skin/dry skin, sun-damaged skin, fine wrinkles.

Your skin may be exposed to daily harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can make you look aged. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror.

The procedure:

During a dermaplaning procedure, you shouldn’t feel any pain when done correctly and by a licensed trained professional. In addition, it is completely normal and common to feel a slight tingling sensation during the treatment. Depending on your provider's preference, they will use an electronic or manual dermaplaning tool to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. The angle of the medical-grade blade is essential in executing this service with the utmost efficiency. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, as your provider gently works to exfoliate the skin. After the treatment is finished, your provider will soothe your skin with a soothing substance such as aloe. They will also apply sunscreen to protect your exposed skin from the sun. If you have highly reactive, sensitive skin (like those with rosacea or keratosis pilaris), you may want to implement a different skin treatment in your life, since it might irritate your skin. Other than specific skin types like those listed above, in the hands of a professional, dermaplaning is virtually safe for all skin types!

Risks and side effects:

Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure. Side effects may include slight redness in your face in the hours after getting the treatment. Some people may develop whiteheads on their skin in the day or two after dermaplaning. Now knowing that dermaplaning is a low-risk skin treatment, you should book your consultation now with no hesitation! One of our licensed and trained professionals will be more than happy to assist you in your skincare needs.

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