The Ins and Outs of Dermaplaning

What is dermaplaning and should I do it?

Dermaplaning is a method performed to manually exfoliate the skin in order to remove skin oil, debris and dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin. Dermaplaning is also used to remove fine facial hair, making the skin smooth and rejuvenated.

Who performs dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is typically performed by a licensed professional who is skilled in the procedure. In general, there is little pain or downtime with dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a technique used in conjunction with chemical peels and other cosmetic treatments in order to treat pigmentation irregularities and clogged skin. Exfoliation and hair removal provides an added benefit of allowing skincare products to better penetrate the skin as trapped hair, dirt and oil can prevent topicals from penetrating more deeply.

Who is a candidate for dermaplaning?

Not all individuals are ideal candidates for dermaplaning and so it is important to talk to your dermatologist before your procedure.

What is the cost of dermaplaning?

Cost of the procedure varies based on the facility; however, in general dermaplaning ranges from $75-150.

Tips for at-home dermaplaning:

At-home dermaplaning is increasingly popular. Some helpful tips: When purchasing a dermaplaning razor make sure it is indicated for facial use only.

  1. Make sure that your skin is fully cleansed —use a gentle HYDRATING cleanser before using the razor. Gently dab your skin dry, avoid rubbing or scrubbing as this may cause more skin irritation.

  2. When using the dermaplaning razor it is important to hold the skin taught at about 4-degree angle against the skin. Start with each cosmetic unit (i.e. forehead, cheeks, chin, upper lip and neck) and avoid sensitive areas such as the sides and border of the nose and eyelids.

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