Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile surgical blade to remove keratinized cells on the outer stratum corneum and fine, vellus hair (a.k.a. peach fuzz). There is a widespread misconception that shaving the hair causes it to grow back coarser and darker, but it does not affect the hair thickness, color, or length.
Dermaplaning is a “controlled trauma” treatment. The body reacts to this treatment by stimulating its interior emergency repair system thus:
- Prompting increased circulation, more oxygen, additional nutrients, and new cell stimulation while allowing the trained professional to topically deliver medical grade skincare to newly exposed skin.
- This treatment stimulates normal shedding of the stratum corneum, removes skin flaws and helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, milia and congested pores. Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have coupe rosé vessels (tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
Dead skin cells can build up on the face over time, clogging pores and resulting in dull complexion. Dermaplaning before treatments like Chemical Peels, Facials, Microneedling, Clear + Brilliant…..removes the uppermost layers of your skin to shave away the dead skin cell buildup allowing for a fresher skin surface to receive a treatment and improve treatment results.