What is Dermaplaning and how is it done:
Dermaplaning is a manual form of exfoliation that takes off the top layer of superficial dead skin sitting on the epidermis along with all the "peach fuzz". It sounds scarier than it is. It's done with a surgical scalpel and due to the fact that it has no guard on it, it's essentially like getting the best straight razor shave you've ever had (ask the guys about this) minus the lathering foam. It's not painful and in fact most of our clients find it really soothing and many fall asleep.
The Benefits of Dermaplaning:
Dermaplaning removes the hair that holds excess dirt and oils which can clog pores, so it's important to avoid breakouts. It helps speed up cell turnover and smooth out the skin’s texture. Plus, because you don’t have all those dead skin cells in the way, your skin is able to soak up your other skin care products more effectively. Why should you let your expensive skincare products sit on dead skin and hair when they can do their job so much better once they're removed. Once all the guck is gone, you'll be able to use less product which is a nice financial bonus. In addition, the other comment we hear most is how much better makeup goes on and stays on once the hair is gone.
Most frequently asked question about Dermaplaning : “Will my hair grow back darker or thicker?”
No it won't grow back thicker or darker. There are different types of hair on your body. Vellus hair aka "peach fuzz" is the kind that grows on your face, your upper forearm, and the tops of your feet. It's the finest hair on your body and it will remain the same color and texture regardless of how many times it's been removed. The hair on your eyebrows and legs is called terminal hair, these hairs are thicker and coarser and they will always stay that way. Because of this you really don't notice when vellus hair grows back as you would when your leg hair is getting longer and you can feel all the stubble.
Who is a good candidate for Dermaplaning?
Anyone who feels like their skin needs a pick me up. If you find your skin is dry, hyper-pigmented, aging, has fine lines and wrinkles or acne scarring, you should try Dermaplaning. If you're tired of pulling down your driver side mirror and seeing the fuzz glowing in the light, you'll love the results. It's even safe for pregnant and breastfeeding clients.
Most people turn their skin over every 4 weeks but some don't have as much peach fuzz as others so based on personal preference every 4-6 weeks is ideal. Once you feel the baby smooth skin the first time it's hard not to get addicted.