5 Things You Should Know about Dermaplaning

5 Things You Should Know about Dermaplaning

Curious about dermaplaning? Pia Esthetic Day Spa has the must-know information about this new exciting procedure.

1. What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires using a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin's surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). The procedure should only be administered by a professional aesthetician. At Pia Esthetic Day Spa, we provide a comfortable environment and a personal aesthetician for every dermaplaning procedure. 

2. Who is dermaplaning for?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic ones. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or dermal sensitivities before starting a treatment. This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the bloodstream and potentially harming your baby.

3. How is dermaplaning done?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs, but in this case, it's on your face. First, the aesthetician will cleanse and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she'll pull an area of your skin taut with one hand, hold a sterile 10 gauge blade at a 45-degree angle in the other hand, and use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead cells and peach fuzz.

4. What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

You'll immediately look more radiant with an evener skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before. The best part is that your makeup will go on flawlessly! If you have that occasion coming up and want to look your best, we recommend dermaplaning a few days before to optimal results. Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of dead cells, so it's best to allow the skin to complete its rejuvenation cycle before your next treatment.

5. Wondering if you should try dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion

They are both forms of physical exfoliation, but the methods are very different. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead cells, which also helps to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. Dermaplaning safely scrapes off the top layer of skin, so it is well-suited for drier skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz. But, keep in mind, both methods are good for almost everyone and it could just boil down to your personal preference.

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