Do you often look at magazine covers and close pictures of models from photo shoots and wonder how their skin looks so flawless, without any hint of unwanted facial hair? Well, here’s a secret – it’s all thanks to dermaplaning. We know you have a lot of questions regarding this new word we just introduced you to, read on to find out everything about this face-shaving treatment.

What is dermaplaning?
 

What is dermaplaning?

Simply put, dermaplaning is the latest, most popular method of exfoliation. It involves using a 10 gauge scalpel to get rid of the top layer of dull dead skin cells and hair to reveal soft, smooth and brighter skin underneath. However, this should only be done by a trained aesthetician as the method requires precision and the blade is quite sharp.

How is dermaplaning done?
 

How is dermaplaning done?

The process is quite simple and no different than shaving any other part of your body. If done right this exfoliation method is painless and takes about 30 minutes. The aesthetician will start by thoroughly cleansing and drying your next, then she will hold a sterile 10 gauge blade in one hand and gently pull an area of your skin with the other. Using short, gentle stroke she will then remove the dead skin cells and facial hair from the top layer of your skin.

Who is it for?
 

Who is it for?

Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, except those with acne. If you have cystic acne we recommend you wait till the breakouts subside and clear out before trying this treatment. If your skin is over sensitive please discuss it with the aesthetician before going in for the treatment. According to experts this is a great way to exfoliate your skin during pregnancy and nursing, when you want to avoid harsh chemicals on your skin. Another benefit of this treatment is that it allows your skincare products to seep in better and therefore give great results.