Dermaplaning is a popular skincare treatment that involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin cells and vellus hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz”, from the surface of the skin. This treatment is typically performed on the face, but can also be done on other parts of the body. Dermaplaning is often used to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, as well as to create a smooth base for makeup application. By removing the dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the skin’s surface, dermaplaning can help to improve the skin’s tone and texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and create a more radiant, youthful complexion.
The procedure is generally performed by a licensed aesthetician or dermatologist and typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes. During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed and prepped with a gentle exfoliating solution. The aesthetician then uses a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape away the dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the skin’s surface, using light, feather-like strokes. After the procedure, the skin may be slightly red and sensitive, but this should subside within a few hours. It is important to avoid direct sunlight and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen for several days following the treatment, as the skin may be more sensitive to UV rays.Dermaplaning is generally considered safe for most skin types, although individuals with active acne, eczema, or rosacea may not be good candidates for the treatment. It is also important to have the treatment performed by a licensed professional to ensure safety and optimal results.