Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently "shave" the skin's surface, removing he top-most layer of dead skin along with fine hair. The procedure can be performed monthly in less than 30 minutes, with no downtime post-treatment.
The benefits of dermaplaning are that it triggers the cell regeneration process and allows products to better penetrate the skin, and rids the face of excess fine hairs which can often accumulate dirt and oil. Contrary to popular belief, vellus hairs (aka peach fuzz) will not grow back thicker or darker. However, dermaplaning is not suitable for those with excessive facial hair. This procedure can also be performed prior to select chemical peels resulting in healthier, brighter skin that has a smoother look and feel.