- Removes dead skin cells
- Removes Vellus hair (“peach fuzz”) from face
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a simple procedure that is safe and effective for exfoliating the skin and thereby freeing facial areas of fine vellus hair (aka “peach fuzz”). Though dermaplaning has been been used for several years many estheticians are still unaware of its existence and its effectiveness.
Though it sounds similar to dermabrasion, dermaplaning is quite unique and distinct from dermabrasion in many ways. For starters, dermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis. Conversely, dermaplaning is a simple shaving of the epidermis, and is not associated with infections and/or scarring.
Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has become very popular among men and (particularly) women across the United States. The procedure usually involves only a scalpel and delicate touch and is ideal for women who are pregnant or nursing and are not allowed to make use of peeling agents due to the chemicals involved.
Some have expressed concern that there peach fuzz will grow back after the dermaplaning. However, this concern has been dispelled and has been shown to be merely an “old wives’ tale”. The vellus hair is superficial and will grow back at the same rate and texture as before.