Dermaplaning is a blade technique performed by a medical aesthetician. A 10 gauge scalpel is used to remove the top layer of the skin. The dulling, dead skin cells peel away to reveal a smoother complexion. It might sound scary, but it isn’t. In the right hands, the process can be pain-free and almost therapeutic.
Many Hollywood actresses and other on-screen celebrities are advocates for dermaplaning. Not only does it smooth the skin, but it also removes peach fuzz. Tiny amounts of hair on the face can show up on high-resolution cameras and can make it harder to apply makeup. The dead skin comes off as well as the hair, making makeup glide across the skin. It also enhances the absorption rate of moisturizing skin care products for the face. Cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning as a pre-requisite for other skin care techniques. Chemical peels are more effective after dermaplaning. The topical products we use are also more effective because he skin is smoother and absorbs the formula better.
Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion
Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are forms of physical exfoliation. There are differences between the two. During microdermabrasion, an automatic tool is used to sand the skin and vacuum the dead skin cells. This can also help to clean out clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. Dermaplaning does not use an automatic tool. A surgical scalpel and a steady hand are used to remove the top layer of the skin. Dermaplaning tends to be a better solution for dry skin and removal of peach fuzz. Most of the time the choice comes down to personal preference.
Our aesthetic staff at Chicago Cosmetic Institute is here to answer any questions. If anything is unclear, feel free to reach out to us. We are always happy to help.
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