Dermaplaning is the act of shaving your face with a single blade that resembles a scalpel to help remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz.
Aside from helping you get very soft skin, dermaplaning also smooths out uneven skin texture and gives you a smoother base for your foundation and makeup (since it doubles as a hair removal treatment), which means no more cakey makeup for you.
Side Effects of Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning is safe for most skin types, especially those with sun damage, fine lines, dry patches, and dull skin. Of course, there are caveats: If you have highly reactive, sensitive skin, or inflamed acne
Will Dermaplaning Break me Out?
Dermaplaning shouldn’t actually cause any additional breakouts. In fact, by removing the buildup of dead skin and excess skin oils from the surface of your pores, dermaplaning may actually help prevent some future breakouts. At the same time, we don't recommend dermaplaning over active acne.
What to Expect Following Dermaplaning
If you start thinking of a blade sliding across your face, you may begin getting scared but, it actually doesn’t hurt at all. 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.
Immediately after the procedure, you can expect some slight redness in your face, but not always, and if you do, it’ll fade quickly. Mostly, you’ll just have to stop yourself from touching your soft face. The results will last for two to three weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.
What NOT to do Following Dermaplaning
Avoid direct sun exposure for three days and keep your face protected with sunscreen (use a minimum of an SPF 30). Even though the treatment is fairly gentle, you’re still losing a thin layer of skin, so it will be more sensitive to the sun and more susceptible to sun damage.