If you’ve never heard of dermaplaning, now is the time to educate yourself. Unlike many cosmetic procedures available that add something to your skin, dermaplaning actually takes something away: hair. Though women don’t have nearly the amount of facial hair that men do, they still have peach fuzz that can interfere with makeup and cause unwanted buildups of bacteria and oil. Dermaplaning strips the skin of this vellus hair as well as dead skin cells in order to reveal the healthier, younger skin underneath. Here is what you should know!
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
This simple skin care treatment should always be done by a professional aesthetician. She will hold your skin taut and use a 10 inch scalpel to swipe hair and dead skin away in painless upward motions. The idea of someone taking a scalpel to your face probably sounds scary, but most patients actually describe it as a gentle and enjoyable process akin to having little baby hands run across your face.
The Many Benefits of Dermaplaning
When your skin is taken over by peach fuzz, it traps debris, oils, and makeup, causing your skin to look dull, unhealthy, and older than it should. As soon as that vellus hair is removed, the skin benefits in many ways. First and foremost, skin tone and texture immediately improve because younger, healthier skin is revealed from underneath the peach fuzz and dead skin. In addition, skin care products and treatments can be absorbed into the skin much more efficiently, which in itself improves the health and appearance of the skin. Finally, with no more hairs and dead skin available for debris and oils to call home, your skin will have the ability to heal on a deeper, longer lasting level.
What Else Should You Know?
Dermaplaning is such a gentle treatment that you won’t need to endure any type of recovery time. Even slight redness disappears in just a few hours. As time goes on, you will notice that your pores shrink in size, minor skin imperfections disappear, and your skin’s tone greatly improves. Not bad for a painless 30-minute treatment!