DermaPlaning is a painless immediate physical exfoliation for the face. It is a safe (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin (peach fuzz also gets removed). Monthly treatments are recommended.
The benefits are: Physical exfoliation triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate skin. A chemical peel is often a good choice after deplaning (but only for those who do not have sensitive skin.) Dermaplaning is also excellent to rid the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. These are called vellus hairs, and as opposed to terminal hair, will not grow back thicker or darker. Microdermabrasion which exfoliates as well does not remove vellus hair. Both treatments create a brighter and smoother feeling skin. Dermaplaning is 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 when cells do not tunover quickly anymore. Dermaplaning cannot be done at home and must only be done by a certified esthetician.