Dermaplaning is a relatively simple non-permanent cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and blemishes, creating a smoother look. Here we take you through who it’s for, what it involves, the benefits, drawbacks, and recommended aftercare.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a procedure to create smoother skin. It works by removing the very top layers of your skin where there is evidence of scars (e.g. from acne), fine lines, and some blemishes from sun-damaged skin. A treatment professional skilfully skims the surface of the skin using an exfoliating blade. As well as the top layer of skin, it also removes the hair.
Dermaplaning is non-invasive and doesn’t require a difficult recovery. It’s used by those wanting a more youthful and soft complexion, to minimise dullness and the appearance of minor skin damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
It really is a matter of personal choice as to whether you want to try dermaplaning. It is low risk and many people find it gives them the soft, radiant and youthful complexion they desire. However, the effects don’t last very long and there are concerns about sun damage. Some people compare dermaplaning with microdermabrasion.
Dermaplaning should be painless, but you may feel a little tingling or heightened sensitivity as the top skin cells are removed. However, some technicians offer a numbing spray. The procedure is carried out with you lying down and a session usually takes around half an hour. Once completed, the provider will usually apply a soothing balm as well as a sunscreen.
It’s not unusual to experience some redness for a few days immediately following dermaplaning. It takes a few days before you can appreciate the full results.
Dermaplaning isn’t permanent. Its effects last for around three weeks.