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Dermaplaning is a very effective physical exfoliation used in the medical field that not only removes the top layers of dead skin cells but unwanted fuzzy facial hair, or vellus hair, as well. This leaves the skin looking bright, smooth and glowing. Skin care products can penetrate the skin much deeper, resulting in better absorption and higher results. 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.

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What Can Dermaplaning Improve?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Clogged pores
  • Dull and rough skin
  • Removal of unwanted facial hair

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What Occurs During Dermaplaning?

  • Your face will be cleansed and then degreased with alcohol or medical grade acetone to prep the skin for optimal glide of the scalpel.
  • Holding the skin taut, the aesthetician will glide the blade in swift, short strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
  • A soothing balm will be applied to the treated area
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What Are Some Common Misconceptions of Dermaplaning?

People are wary about removing the fuzz on their face.

It will grow back in about three to four weeks normally. It will not be darker. When done properly by an experienced professional, dermaplaning should not be irritating. Removing the dead skin allows your products to penetrate better and skin to be hydrated easier by your moisturizer.

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