There is a lot of buzz around dermaplaning currently. Many people are asking: how often should you dermaplane? Others want to know: how to dermaplane. In order to address the growing popularity of this treatment, I thought I would write a blog to help explain the benefits and answer some of the more commonly asked questions, about dermaplaning.
In short, dermaplaning is performed with a medical grade scalpel blade. The use of a scalpel blade in the hand of a medical professional, who also hold the visions of an artist, whether it is in the operating room or an office setting, can create a masterpiece! Dermaplaning uses a scalpel blade in the office to reveal a beautiful canvas for any product you wish to apply. The blade is handled with care to remove dry, dead skin cells and vellus hairs (or peach fuzz). This leaves the skin feeling smooth and clean, resulting in a fresh dermaplane glow.
Dermaplaning is a relaxing and easily rewarding procedure that we offer here in our office. It has become one of my most loved treatments, suitable for almost any patient. Dermaplaning is relaxing and leaves your face feeling soft and smooth. Products will penetrate deeper, making dermaplaning a great prep for things such as chemical peels. In addition, makeup will glide on more evenly and blend with ease.
The dermaplaning treatment can be repeated monthly, as it takes about 28 days for skin cells to turnover and some people follow this regimen, while others pop in for dermaplaning before special events. Others come more frequently due to the vellus hair growth and have also found that dermaplaning along the chin, jawline and submental area improves ingrown hairs and breakouts, as well as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation!