What is Dermaplaning and What Are the Benefits?

We all want more radiant skin that has an even, more youthful appearance.  If you visit a local dermatologist, spa or physician you will see that there are many anti-aging skin treatments to benefit a wide variety of skin types.  Some promise immediate results, some promise delayed results, some have downtime, some have no downtime, some are painful, some are not painful – there are so many skin treatments from which to choose!  One popular type of skin treatment may sound a little odd at first but offers a great deal of benefits – dermaplaning.

While dermaplaning may be getting a lot of buzz right now it is actually been around for some time.  Dermaplaning uses a sharp blade (think surgical scalpel) to exfoliate your skin, remove dead skin cells and small hairs, leaving behind a smooth, glowing complexion.  If you get nervous at the sound of scalpel or sharp blade, don’t worry, the procedure is very gentle and is actually painless.  Dermaplaning is great because it offers benefits to any skin type.  Byrdie elaborates on the benefits of derma planing, “So what exactly does lightly scraping your skin with a scalpel accomplish? A lot, apparently. “Dermaplaning’s purpose is to give your skin an immediate exfoliation for a luminous glow that lasts a week,” Broumard says. “The benefits are dewy skin, faster cell turnover, and a smoother texture.” Physicians might recommend dermaplaning to anyone who is about to undergo a laser treatment or deep chemical peel, to allow the products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. Plus, the light “shaving” motion gets rid of light facial hairs while it exfoliates.”

Though the results are not permanent, there is no downtime so you can enjoy the benefits of derma planing immediately.  One other benefit of dermaplaning is that your makeup application will be much easier and smoother, giving you that perfectly finished face you want.  That makes derma planing a great option before a big event, wedding, or other special occasion so that you can put your best face forward.  Dermaplaning should always be conducted by an experienced aesthetician, nurse or medical professional since it involves a sharp blade.  An experienced professional will be able to provide the best, most transformative results with dermaplaning, leaving your skin fresh and glowing!