Dermaplane 101

What is Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure that rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells. It helps in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars while leaving your skin smooth, supple and vibrant. It’s great for increasing the penetration of ingredients during our treatments as well as your home care products and can be performed monthly with no downtime. 


Benefits of Dermaplaning

Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. 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, will not grow back thicker or darker. The exfoliation of dead cells along with the removal of fine hairs results in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.

Who Should Consider Dermaplaning?

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. Those with very oily or active acne should avoid this procedure as well as anyone with thick, dark facial hair.

Don't Try This at Home

It's important to note that dermaplaning employs a specific technique requiring a delicate touch and a skilled approach to resurface the skin. We don't recommend shaving at home as an alternative to dermaplaning. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning is performed freehand with a surgical scalpel on tautly stretched skin and requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region.