Everything You Should Know About Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is now one of the most requested treatments in the world, the treatment involves using a sterile, surgical-grade scalpel to carefully shave, or scrape, the top-most layer of skin and fine hairs from the face. The concept can sound terrifying, but for many it’s the secret to clear, even, smooth and hair-free skin, the treatment – which doesn’t cause irritation so there’s no downtime afterwards – transforms her clients’ skin. A10-gauge scalpel held at a 45-degree angle to manually exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin cells and vellus hair [the peach fuzz that’s too fine to be caught by lasers]. It’s an excellent rejuvenation treatment for the skin, and really delivers a youthful, bright complexion.


Is dermaplaning right for you?

It can be done on any skin type, say experts, except those with acne. And there’s zero truth to the idea that shaving makes hair grow back darker and coarser. You could do it at home (Shiseido’s pink facial shaving wands are hugely popular all over Asia), but you’d need a photographic-studio level of lighting to pick up the fine hairs, as well as a steady nerve – and hand – so this is one procedure best left to the experts.

What should you do post-treatment?

Eliminating dead skin cells, pollution buildup and downy hair doesn’t simply create a better base for makeup, it also allows skincare products to sink in more effectively. For the week or so after treatment, your skin will be particularly receptive to anything that you apply, so take advantage and slather on hydrating serums followed by moisturizer. As with any resurfacing treatment, skin will be more at risk from UV, so ensure it’s protected with a good SPF. If you want a deeper exfoliation, follow with a light, acid-based at-home peel. However, this can irritate, so only attempt one after you’ve had a couple of dermaplaning treatments and you understand how your skin reacts.

After dermaplaning, your skin will be a bit sensitive. Here is a complete skin care plan that you can start 24 hours after the procedure:

  • Use a non-soap and gentle cleanser to clean your face.
  • Apply moisturizer twice a day. Do it religiously for at least 7 days post dermaplaning.
  • Your skin will be sensitive, and the natural barrier is compromised. So, limit your sun exposure. Sunscreen is a must whenever you are going outside. Use an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Avoid any activity (just for 3 days) that makes you sweat a lot, such as steam rooms and heavy workouts.
  • Avoid contact with chlorine (stay away from swimming pools).
  • Avoid any other face treatment for at least a week.
  • Avoid scratching the skin.
  • Apply skin serums, especially those with hyaluronic acid, after the procedure.
  • The skin might tingle for a few days. This will subside eventually.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

1. It Exfoliates Your Skin

It removes dead skin cells from your face – and that too, better than chemical peels. It is non-abrasive, which is why it is an excellent option for those with sensitive skin. It makes your skin smooth and naturally flawless.

2. It Removes Facial Hair

If done under the surveillance of a dermatologist or a professional aesthetician, you will get better results in terms of hair removal. It is because the blade used by them is a special one and much sharper than the store-bought ones.

3. It Makes Your Skin Look Fresher And Younger

Though we cannot claim that it has anti-aging effects, it can make your face appear brighter by removing the top dead layer of skin.

4. It Has No Down Time

Unlike other skin treatments, dermaplaning doesn’t have any downtime. Your face will not turn red, and you don’t need to stay inside the house all the time. But yes, you need to follow a proper skin maintenance process after dermaplaning.

5. Smooth Application Of Makeup

This is a bonus you get with dermaplaning. Your skin becomes so smooth that makeup glides like butter on it.

We hope you enjoyed reading and if you want smooth skin then definately get this treatment done.