Definition: Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive exfoliation treatment that removes the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) using a sterile surgical blade. It helps improve skin texture and appearance by:

  • Removing dead skin cells: This allows for better penetration of skincare products and promotes smoother makeup application.
  • Exfoliating: Dermaplaning can help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Removing vellus hair: This creates a smoother and brighter complexion, potentially enhancing makeup application.

Pros: Minimally invasive, improves skin texture and brightness, promotes product penetration, removes vellus hair for smoother makeup application.

Cons: Temporary redness or irritation may occur, not suitable for all skin types (especially sensitive or acne-prone), minimal effect on deep wrinkles or scars.

Alternatives: Chemical peels (for deeper exfoliation), microneedling (stimulates collagen), microdermabrasion (similar exfoliation).

Recovery Time: Minimal downtime, though some redness or sensitivity may occur for a day or two.

Disclaimer: Dermaplaning should only be performed by a trained aesthetician or dermatologist.