You’re probably wondering what is this skin “shaving” treatment everyone is getting? It’s all over social media. Why are people doing it? Will my hair grow back thicker or darker? I thought the hair on my face was supposed to protect my skin.
Well first and foremost dermaplaning is a mechanical form of exfoliation. It is a low-risk, non- invasive treatment that requires a scalpel to exfoliate the epidermis. This treatment should always be performed by a trained professional as it requires a medical instrument. The goal of dermaplaning is to EXFOLIATE the skin not to shave your face. It is a simple and safe treatment that rids the skin of dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and happens to catch vellus hairs. Dermaplaning provides instant results and allows for deeper product penetration. It is a great treatment on its own and can be used to compliment other medical treatments.
This treatment is great for clients who have dry or dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, grade I or II acne, and the presence of vellus hairs. People who have an excessive amount of hair on their face prefer this particular treatment and will get it more often than others for the smooth texture results after hair removal. Dermaplaning is also great for women who are pregnant or nursing as it offers an alternative form of exfoliation rather than chemicals that can enter the bloodstream.
Although vellus hairs are here to protect us, it can sometimes trap dirt and oil in the follicles resulting in clogged pores. A common myth that people usually fear is the hair will grow back thicker and darker. The vellus hair on your face is merely peach fuzz. This type of hair is different from terminal hair which is the type of hair that grows on your legs or underarms. Vellus hairs will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
You can expect smooth glowing skin and nice clean canvas for makeup application. One of the best things about this treatment is there is 0 downtime. It is more commonly performed monthly but can be done as often as two weeks.