Dermaplaning is something that a lot of women are adding to their skin care regime to help bring out that youthfulness hiding under the skin.
A dermaplane session helps increase the skins glow by stripping away layers of dead skin cells.
There's just something about it that women say feels revitalizing—almost like hitting the reset button on your complexion, back to its fresh and natural state.
But there are many more benefits from this procedure.
The Main Benefits of Dermaplaning
1. Removes Peach Fuzz
As the razor blade glides across the skin, it removes the soft and fine vellus hair (a.k.a. peach fuzz).
The fine hairs are removed just above the surface of the skin. This hair does not impact the color, growth or texture of a woman’s facial hair.
Therefore, no need to worry about the hair growing back darker or thicker. More on this shortly.
You can even pair up the dermaplaning blade with the eyebrow razor.
The eyebrow razor can be used in the hard-to-reach area's whereas the dermaplaning razor with the wider blade, can be used on larger surface areas.
2. Helps the Fight Against Acne
Having excess fine hairs on the face are a haven for trapping and holding dead skin cells, impurities and oils in your follicles and pores.
This is one of the main causes of acne and blemishes.
The dermaplaning process removes these fine hairs to help prevent acne.
3. Baby Smooth Skin
By using the facial razor to remove the peach fuzz on your face, it will help your skin look brighter and healthier.
Also will feel a lot more smoother to bring back that youthful glow of the past we all once had.
4. Rejuvenates the Skin By Exfoliation
The dermablade gently scrapes against the top layer of the skin.
This removes dead skin cells while promoting the growth of new cells.
5. Evens Out the Skin Tone
When the layer of dead skin cells is removed from the surface, the dark patches and sunspots will appear much less noticeable.
This also results in the skin looking more luminous and radiant for your next special event.
6. Smoother Make-Up Application
Layers of dead skin sitting can build-up and interfere with the application of your makeup.
By removing the top layer of damaged and dead surface cells, it allows makeup to go on smoother. You will also use less complexion products such as foundations and concealers, thus saving you money in the long run.
Also, your favorite moisturizers and serums will absorb better and faster on smooth, exfoliated skin.
7. Minimizes Pores, Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
After dermaplaning, pores are free of debris and dirt and therefore appear smaller.
Also, because the newly exposed layer of skin reflects light better, making it appear healthier while making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.
8. Non-invasive with No Chemical Peel Downtime
The dermaplane procedure, whether done professionally or at home, is pain-free.
The scalpel or blade does not cut or penetrate the skin.
Furthermore, since no harsh and abrasive chemicals are involved, it significantly reduces the chances of a lot of irritation to occur.
Watch the video on how dermablading at home works.
Are There Any Dermaplaning Side Effects?Debunking Common Myths
We can’t just give you good and not give you the bad, right?
Well, sadly, there is a lot of misperception about dermaplaning which can make it seem like an horrible procedure.
To put your mind to ease, we have addressed the common myths and to help clear up the confusion.
Peach Fuzz on Face will Grow Back Darker and Thicker
The perception of hair growing back darker and thicker is probably the most common concern related to hair removal and shaving.
Many believe that by simply shaving the hair from the different areas of the body, will result in the hair growing back darker and thicker. In actuality, shaving does not result in hairs growing back thicker.
To be precise, the shaving process creates a dull tip on the hair that was cut. However, this dull edge of the hair can appear to be thicker when compared to the pointed tip that was present before shaving, but the dull edge is not physically larger.
Similarly with shaving, the dermaplaning process removes very fine hair called vellus hair.
This fine hair is so thin and soft that removing them will not have a noticeable impact on the apparent thickness of the hair on the face.
Rather removing the peach fuzz will instantly leave the skin feeling and looking smoother and radiant.
It Hurts! 😢
We touched on this earlier in the benefits section, but to reiterate, the dermaplane process is actually almost pain free for most.
Just as with shaving, the procedure is painless but some irritation may occur afterwards.
But when compared to other hair removal methods such as laser, threading and waxing, dermaplaning feels more like a gentle sweeping sensation as opposed to prompting any sort of pain.
Causes Acne and Breakouts
As previously mentioned, dermaplaning is very effective defensive measure against reducing the probability of acne and breakouts occurring.
By removing the desk skin from the surface of the skin, it prevents dirt and debris from getting trapped inside the pores and follicles.
However, one should not use dermaplaning as a treatment for active acne. It should not be performed on skin with acne.
Can't Be Performed on Dark Skin Tones
Dermaplaning is completely safe for all skin shades and tones.
It is an amazingly effective exfoliation method for darker skin because it immediately removes the dark hairs that make the skin look dull.
Just as with using a face scrub, the dermaplane process is considered a manual exfoliation.
However, it does not cause micro abrasions on the skin like a facial scrub can.
How often should you exfoliate your face? Read the related blog to find out!
It Takes Too Much Time and Effort 🕒
Although booking a dermaplaning appointment and commuting to the dermatologist or aesthetician can take time, the actual dermaplane procedure can typically take around 30-60 minutes.
But here is the best part.
It takes even less time when you are dermaplaning at home.
This can be accomplished in 10 minutes in the convenience of your home (and much more cost effective, especially in the long term).
In addition, given that the results from one treatment typically last anywhere form 3-4 weeks, one can argue that it is a small price to pay, for a continual, glowing face.
A single dermaplaning session can do wonders for your skin.
The benefits of having this procedure done far outweigh any miniscule cons that one may be worried about.
You also have the cost-friendly option of dermablading at home or by a professional (or both!)
Of course, doing your due diligence is always important before proceeding with any skin treatment.
Dermaplaning is a treatment that most women should seriously consider adding to their regular skin routine.
Trust me, you won't regret it.
Are you ready to reap the benefits of dermaplaning?