Dermaplaning for Smoother Skin

Dermaplaning for Smoother Skin

Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing procedure that people use to give the skin a smoother appearance.

When a certified professional performs dermaplaning, experts generally consider it safe. However, a person should not try to do dermaplaning on themselves or others at home.

Dermaplaning is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin performed by using a surgical blade gently scraping the outermost layers of the epidermis ridding it of dead skin cells, and vellus hair. Dermaplaning exfoliates the skin, regenerates new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft, and vibrant.

The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving, but in place of a razor, it uses a scalpel-type blade to remove skin cells, hair, and other debris that may be present on the surface of the skin.

The continuous exposure of the top layer of skin to UV rays, environmental toxins, and irritants means that it may begin to appear dull. Dermaplaning removes the top layer of skin to reveal newer skin cells that may make a person’s skin appear smoother and glowing.

Reports on the effectiveness of dermaplaning are mostly anecdotal, and treatment results may vary from person to person. Info from medicalnewstoday.com.

How Dermaplaning is Done

An esthetician, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist can perform skin resurfacing procedures such as dermaplaning. A person should choose a professional who has appropriate training and a valid license.

When a professional performs dermaplaning, it is a safe procedure that requires very little preparation. Prior to the procedure, the professional should use a gentle cleanser with alpha or beta hydroxy acids to help loosen dead skin cells. The face needs to dry completely before the procedure.

During the procedure, the professional will use a sterilized 10-gauge scalpel that they will hold at a 45-degree angle to the skin. They will pull the skin-tight and use the blade to make short motions against the grain of the hair on the skin.

Following the procedure, they will often apply a moisturizer to the person’s skin before providing them with a post-procedure care guide. Info from medicalnewstoday.com.

Dermaplaning provides several potential benefits, all of which are cosmetic. There are no medical reasons to get dermaplaning treatment.

People interested in dermaplaning are often looking to achieve a more youthful look by removing dead skin, small hairs, and minor imperfections in their complexion. Some potential benefits include:

  • reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, or sun-damaged skin
  • restoring a youthful glow to the skin
  • removing small hairs that can hold onto oil and debris on the skin

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