Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure.
It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine vellus hair or "peach fuzz"). The procedure can be performed monthly, in less than thirty minutes, with no downtime. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face; however, it is not meant to be used to shape eyebrows.
Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs, as opposed to terminal hair such as eyebrows, will not grow back thicker or darker. Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture and helps to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age.
Dermaplaning is safe for pregnant or lactating women who cannot have chemical peels. Patients with very oily skin or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair. It's important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface skin. Dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel on tautly stretched skin.
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