Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that evens skin tone and removes dead skin and fine hair from the skin’s surface. A person may have a professional do it or buy a kit to use at home.
Dermaplaning is also known as dermablading. It involves a razor-like blade gently scraping away a layer of dead skin and fine hair from the face.
This enables skin cell renewal and the removal of fine, soft facial hair, also known as vellus hair or “peach fuzz.” Vellus hair does not grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning.
A dermatology specialist carries out dermaplaning using a scalpel. This takes place in a surgeon’s office, an outpatient center, or a hospital. Doctors use the procedure to reduce facial scarring from acne or skin cell buildup from psoriasis.
People should carefully research dermaplaning before trying the treatment at home.
In this article, we explore dermaplaning and its benefits and risks. We also describe how someone can perform it and care for their skin at home.
The skin is
The epidermis is the outer layer. It varies in thickness and consists of dead skin cells. The tone can be uneven and show blemishes or scars.
Dermaplaning removes the fine hairs on the skin’s surface, as well as some dead cell layers. It involves using a sterile scalpel that is rounded like a butter knife, with no sharp edges to avoid cutting sensitive skin. Professional scalpels are sharper than those for home use.
Benefits of dermaplaning may include:
Dermaplaning is a painless procedure. It does not cause hair to grow back darker or thicker.
Experts consider dermaplaning to be a low risk procedure. A professional therapist may combine it with a chemical peel to reduce blemishes and scars.
Some people should ask for professional advice before having this procedure. This is true for people with:
Some side effects of dermaplaning may include:
Anyone interested in other aesthetic treatments on the face, should wait at least 2 weeks after dermaplaning.
These are some benefits of in-office dermaplaning:
The advantages of at-home dermaplaning include:
At-home dermaplaning kits are available. However, anyone with active acne or rosacea should make an appointment with a professional.
Anyone dermaplaning at home should ensure that their hands and all the equipment are clean.
Also, consider taking these steps:
A person should leave 1 week between exfoliating and dermaplaning to protect the skin.
When a person finishes the procedure, they should:
During the week after the procedure, a person should:
Dermaplaning is a low risk therapy that removes fine, excess hair and dead skin cells from the face. This may give the skin a fresh glow and even the skin’s appearance. A person can have the treatment in a surgeon’s office, an outpatient center, or a hospital.
Also, some home dermaplaning kits are available. A person should clean their face and hands and all tools thoroughly before starting to dermaplane.
Afterward, moisturize the skin and avoid applying makeup right away.
Wait at least 2 weeks before having this procedure or any others on the face.
Last medically reviewed on April 28, 2022