Effects of Dermaplaning; The Pros and Cons

Effects of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is trending everywhere literally and this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, because “ who doesn’t want to look good?”Anyway, so what’s the buzz about dermaplaning and why is it at the top of many people’s beauty treatment list?

What is Dermaplaning?

This is a form of facial exfoliation treatment that has nothing to do with chemicals. It is an advanced “face-shaving” process that is performed by a well-trained specialist or licensed esthetician, using a surgical-grade scalpel also referred to as the “bread blade” tool.

In lay-mans terms, a dermaplaning treatment involves shaving your face with a tool that looks like a surgical scalpel to remove facial hairs as a form of manual exfoliation.

The scalpel is professionally handled while scraping off dead skin cells and vellus hair also knows as those “soft baby hairs” or “peach fuzz” off the face, leaving the skin ultra-smooth, new and shining. Besides, when you apply your cosmetics afterward, you’ll see it goes on as easily as silk. On a lighter note, many women love to choose dermaplaning as their facial treatment before appearing at events, especially when the red carpet is also going to be a guest!

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Removes excess fine hairs which are known for trapping the dirt, oil and dead skin cells in the pores 
  • Leaves the skin brighter, healthier and smoother
  • Helps products penetrate and absorb deeper into the skin
  • Softens fine lines on the skin
  • Makes the skin texture more even
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Makes post-treatments more effective and fast-tracks their results
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars and blemishes
  • Gives instant results without taking so much time

Side Effects of Dermaplaning

Although there are no significant negative side effects, it is important to note that there is a limitation.

  • When there isn’t enough time in between treatments, the skin may end up peeling slightly.
  • The process might leave the face red for a while, and this could take seconds or days to go away.
  • The skin may get slightly sensitive since the process exposes its inner layer.
  • One may feel a scratching sensation that is uncomfortable but not painful.
  • The process renders the skin more vulnerable if left without post-treatment.

Please note that skin conditions such as active acne, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, cold sores, etc. should be treated first, else, attempting to dermaplane on a broken or inflamed skin would prompt negative symptoms of dermaplaning.

Since this is one of the most popular beauty modalities out there, it is important to note that not just any blade can do the actual job of exfoliating your skin and, not just anyone can handle the scalpel on a face successfully.

Therefore, only specialists and professionals in this field such as trained licensed estheticians should perform this process on individuals.


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