Dermaplaning: When It’s Appropriate and What You Need to Know

Dermaplaning is the best kept secret of the stars, and now it is available to the masses through select providers. This simple and minimally invasive procedure can give your skin a fresh, radiant look. Before jumping on the celebrity bandwagon and scheduling your own dermaplaning session, you should have some knowledge of what it entails and when it is appropriate.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a procedure in which a small 10-blade scalpel is used to scrape the dead skin cells, debris, and peach fuzz from your skin. This is not simply shaving the peach fuzz from your face, which you could do at home. Instead, dermaplaning actually removes dead skin cells and the uppermost thin layer of skin so that fresh new skin can leave you looking fresh and radiant. It should not be attempted at home, in spite of the many how-to guides that can be found online.

Who Shouldn’t Have Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is appropriate for most skin types and tones, and in general, it is completely safe. However, some people should not have dermaplaning. If you are in the midst of an acne outbreak, you should not have dermaplaning. You may also need to avoid dermaplaning if you have thin, easily irritated skin.

Dermaplaning with a Peel

Some people benefit from pairing dermaplaning with a chemical peel. The dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation, while the peel is a chemical exfoliation. When paired together, they can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and other blemishes. Those with highly irritated skin or very thin skin should not pair a chemical peel with dermaplaning, as this will likely be too much exfoliation.

If you are interested in dermaplaning with or without a chemical peel, contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.