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all about dermaplaning

Updated: Apr 2

With the State of California now making it legal for an esthetician to dermaplane, I jumped on the bandwagon. I have been shaving my own face for years so I know the incredible benefits but Dermaplaning takes shaving to a whole new level.


What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure used to exfoliate the skin and remove fine vellus hair, also known as peach fuzz, from the face. During the procedure, a sterile surgical scalpel (not a razor you would use at home) is gently scraped across the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells and hair, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath. Dermaplaning can help improve the appearance of uneven skin texture, fine lines, and dullness, leaving the skin looking more radiant and youthful. My favorite part about dermaplaning is that it allows your skincare products to penetrate more deeply into your skin which can make your skincare products more effective! Who doesn't want that? 


Who is this procedure for? Because it is safe, it is good for anyone and a great choice done in moderation if you have dry, rough skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, large pores and fine facial hairs. Sensitive skin, eczema or any open wounds, this treatment I would skip out of doing for my clients due to the higher risk of irritation. So like anything you are in search of, be smart in searching for the right person to trust with your skin. 


And lastly, please stop the rumors that your hair comes back thicker and darker! Haha. When you shave your hair, it  only removes the dead part of hair, leaving the living section untouched under the skin. This process doesn't affect the rate or type of hair growth. After shaving, hair regrows with a blunt tip, often feeling stubbly and coarse, which may give the illusion of thickness. New hair is unaffected by sun exposure or chemical treatments, making it appear darker or thicker. This is the root of the misconception that hair grows back thicker after shaving.

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