“Peach Fuzz” Be Gone!
Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and vellus hair (better known as “peach fuzz”). It’s different from dermabrasion, where an aesthetician or doctor uses a high-speed, rotating brush to exfoliate the skin. With dermaplaning, they use a scalpel or a tool called a dermatome.
The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By aiming a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven.
Compared to other hair-removal treatments like waxing and tweezing, dermaplaning can be a bit more expensive. Unlike waxing, dermaplaning does not fully remove hair from its follicle, so hairs might grow back a bit sooner than other methods.
It’s a myth that your facial hair will become either thicker or darker after dermaplaning. It just isn’t possible for your hair to do this, as dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment. The hair will grow back, but it won’t change color or thickness.
We recommend that you arrive at your session with a clean face. This means no makeup, creams, or other topical products. Immediately after treatment, you’ll need to discontinue the use of most topical products for about 72 hours.
At least three to five days before your procedure, stop exfoliating altogether. The dermaplaning process already takes exfoliation to the extreme, so the extra abrasive topicals aren’t necessary.
The skin is already exfoliated, and the hairs that trap debris and oils have been removed, so using a hydrating mask after a dermaplane treatment allows the hydration to penetrate the skin to nourish and moisturize.
Dermaplaning is safe for virtually everyone. However, you should avoid it if you have a tan, sunburn, active acne, a flaring rosacea breakout, or an inflammatory skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis