Skin care has a new procedure and its name is Dermaplaning. This new and innovative procedure is the hottest skin care craze on the market today. Dermaplaning has been used for many, many years and was a go-to procedure for celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor and Miley Cyrus.
What is dermaplaning you ask?
Dermaplaning is defined as the following: A safe and easy way to exfoliate your skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).
Dermaplaning is often confused with dermabrasion, a medical procedure to which the epidermis (skin) is scraped down to the dermis using a whisk-like device and can include complications like infections and scarring of the tissue. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is simply and safely shaving down the skin layers. Dermaplaning is a fairly quick procedure with little to no side effects.
If you choose to get this procedure done, make sure that you go to a skin care professional who has dermaplaning experience.
How Dermaplaning Works:
With a scalpel and a soft touch, the clinician simply shaves down the skin surface using feather like strokes. This procedure is wonderful for patients who are with child or nursing because there are no chemicals or peeling agents used that could harm mom or baby. It’s usually a primary choice for patients who have excess vellus hair. Vellus hair can cause a build up of oils and dirt in your follicles so taking away that hair gives a person healthier skin. Dermaplaning may not be recommended if the patient has a nickel allergy, raised lesions or inflamed acne.