Dermaplaning is a simple, safe exfoliative treatment for dead, outer skin layers and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is ‘shaved’ away with a surgical blade, a quick and painless method of resurfacing the epidermis leaves facial skin smoother and brighter.
Patients who are sensitive or cannot tolerate microdermabrasion are ideal candidates for dermaplaning. This treatment is gentle and works effectively for patients with sensitive skin or have allergies to certain products. It is great for patients who are pregnant, nursing, want deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents. It is beneficial for patients of all skin types.
One potential contraindication is that dermaplaning includes an allergy to nickel, including numerous raised lesions on the skin and inflamed acne. It is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). This hair can also trap dead skin cells and oils in the follicles, creating clogged pores. Numerous patients are concerned with hair growing back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. When hair grows back, it may feel blunt, but this is not considered extra hair growth.
Treatment indications consist of a dry or dehydrated epidermis, wrinkles, fine lines, grades I or II acne, and the presence of vellus hair. It can be used to superficially remove dead skin and allow products to penetrate more effectively, removing raised areas of superficial pigmentation. This is a great option if you are pregnant, nursing, or looking for a more effective exfoliation method.