An exfoliating treatment that rids facial hair and makes your face baby-soft, providing a smooth foundation application.
What Is Dermaplaning, and Should You Get This Face-Shaving Treatment?
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves an aesthetician gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin and peach fuzz. Basically, it’s just like shaving your face.
The skin has layers upon layers of dead skin cells just sitting on your face, contributing to some of your most annoying skin issues: wrinkles, dullness, breakouts, excess facial hair, you name it. Don’t freak out just yet—it’s completely natural, and you also have options to get rid of them, the most trendy of them being dermaplaning.
It rids facial hair and makes your face baby soft, providing a smooth foundation application.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
The results can vary based on the individual, but realistically, you can expect to see smoother skin, zero peach fuzz (until it grows back, of course), and slightly brighter-looking skin. And because you’re removing all your dead skin cells, your skincare products will better penetrate your skin when you apply them, making them more effective.
What are the side effects of dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types. However, sensitive skin (rosacea, acne, or keratosis pilaris) may want to hold off on this treatment.
Will dermaplaning cause breakouts?
Quite the opposite, actually. A buildup of dead skin can clog your pores and hair follicles, which can not only cause pimples but also block your skincare products from penetrating the skin, which is why exfoliation is essential for maintaining an even, healthy glow. But, as I said, if you already have an existing breakout, you’ll, unfortunately, need to sit this treatment out.
Does dermaplaning hurt?
Think of it like shaving any other part of your body. Can you feel it? Yes. Does it hurt? Not if you’re doing it right. It’s basically the same concept with dermaplaning, although the thought of a blade sliding across your face is a scary one, it’s actually not painful at all.
Is there any downtime after a dermaplaning treatment?
Some light redness can be expected but will resolve within 30 minutes. Dropping by for a lunchtime treatment is common.
Can you wear makeup after dermaplaning?
Ever notice how peach fuzz tends to stand out even more underneath foundation and face powders? Well, since dermaplaning removes all the little hairs on your face, your makeup will actually glide on super smoothly. Although it's tempting to see results quickly, try to avoid applying foundation immediately after. Let your skin breathe for the rest of the day!
Should I put anything on my skin after dermaplaning?
Since your skin barrier will be more vulnerable after dermaplaning, using a product rich in hyaluronic acid or moisturizing cream will help repair your skin and keep it happily hydrated.
Will shaving my face make my hair grow back thicker?
Contrary to what you’ve been told, dermaplaning will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker. Once your hair begins to grow back, it might feel different because the hair was cut straight across, but it’s actually the same texture as it was before and it will grow at the same speed.
How often do I need dermaplaning treatments?
Since this is a deeply exfoliating treatment, wait at least a month between appointments, although some patients with sensitive skin can limit their treatments to even once a season.
Will dermaplaning make my skin more sensitive to the sun?
Post-exfoliation, your skin will be especially susceptible to the sun, so if you don’t take sun protection seriously you might want to skip this treatment altogether. Otherwise, you’ll need to be diligent with the SPF afterward which should be your daily routine anyway.