Dermaplaning is done to take off the top layers of dead skin cells to reveal the younger, healthier skin underneath. It can also help to get rid of peach fuzz and improve skin texture. After dermaplaning it is often easier to apply makeup more evenly and smoothly due to the fresh, even layer of skin revealed underneath.
How Does Dermaplaning Work?
A scalpel is used to delicately scrape the top layers of skin off and reveal the younger skin underneath. The skin is pulled tight and the aesthetician will use short upward strokes to take off the top layer of skin in a measured and even manner. The sensation is similar to that of shaving their legs for most patients. It is not considered painful and is a relatively quick procedure when done for the face, done in about 30 minutes.
Why Dermaplaning should be Done at a Dermatologist’s Office
Dermaplaning is a completely safe procedure when performed by qualified personnel. However, it should always be done by a licensed aesthetician. He or she will be aware of how to properly scrape the skin so it is done delicately and evenly, leaving you with professional and uniform results. While it is possible to get many cosmetic procedures done outside a dermatologist office, we highly recommend getting all cosmetic procedures done by a board certified dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician.
Common Questions about Dermaplaning
What will my skin be like afterward?
Your skin texture will be more even, your skin will be very soft to the touch, and all of your peach fuzz will be gone.
Does peach fuzz grow back thicker afterward?
No. Luckily it is just a myth that after shaving peach fuzz, it will come back darker and thicker. It will grow back the same as it was before.
How long does it take?
It usually takes less than 30 minutes to do dermaplaning for just the face but may take longer if you do additional areas.
What does it feel like?
It will feel similar to shaving your legs, as it is a very similar process. Dermaplaning is just focused on removing the outer layer of skin and peach fuzz instead of removing leg hair.
Can men get dermaplaning?
Yes, men can get it done. They will need to shave the day of before the procedure, as it is not meant to remove whiskers.
What skin types are best for dermaplaning?
It can be done for any skin type except people with acne or a herpes breakout.