Dermaplaning is an effective method of manual exfoliation that removes all the dulling dead skin cells and also the facial hair “peach fuzz” in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker, but that’s just an old wives’ tale. Superficial vellus hair (that’s the scientific name for clear or white soft fine facial hair) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. It is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin, patients with deep cystic acne, has to wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment. This is also great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she’ll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, and hold a sterile surgical #10 gauge blade at a 45 degree angle in the other hand and use light , swift, feathery strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right and delicate hands. Dermaplaning allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, it is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting and high-definition cameras.

There are no side effects and zero downtime. It removes 21 days worth of dead skin cells, so it’s best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment. After the treatment, your skin will be highly sensitive to sun exposure and may already look very pink, so be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Take the first steps toward the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted with a free consultation with one of our Licensed Aestheticians.