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Dermaplaning: Who Should Get It and Why

We are living in an age where youthful, glowing, and smooth skin is king. The internet is chalk full of “quick fix” ways to improve the appearance and clarity of your skin - however, it’s safe to say that visiting a licensed aesthetician is your best bet. An aesthetician can lead you in the right direction when it comes to what’s best for your skin as well as explain a variety of treatment options. One of the best ways you can quickly and safely transform your skin via aesthetician is a treatment called dermaplaning.

You may have heard of this new method for brightening the skin but you might not know all the ins and outs of what makes it so great. So let’s dive in.

Dermaplaning is Truly Transformative

Dermaplaning is a rather intense form of exfoliation, which is why it is handled by a medical professional such as a licensed aesthetician. This method uses a 10 gauge scalpel, again wielded by an aesthetician who knows what she’s doing, to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells. This removal gives your skin a smoother, brighter complexion. The word “scalpel” might sound a little daunting, but it’s truly a very gentle and effective process. In fact, it’s painless and has been compared to the same feeling you get when shaving your legs (but on your face).

This professional exfoliation provides these benefits for your skin:

  • A bright, glowing look
  • Reduced look of “peach fuzz”
  • A smooth finish that’s perfect for applying makeup
  • Allows for greater penetration of skin care products

This pain-free process takes only about 30 minutes and there are virtually no side effects or downtime needed. Wear sunscreen and avoid intense sun exposure afterwards, however, since your skin might feel a little sensitive and prone to hyper-pigmentation. Receive this treatment about once a month, as the skin needs time to turn over new cells and rejuvenate.

Who Should Try Dermaplaning?

This professional exfoliation process will have immediate (and beautiful) results, but it is not for everyone. Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types, except for those who are acne prone. Those with acneic skin or deep cystic acne should probably not receive the treatment. This is because this treatment removes the vellus hairs on your face which are needed for removing excess sebum or oil. If you are prone to clogged pores, you probably need your vellus hairs.

A consultation with an aesthetician can help you to decide if this treatment is right for your skin type. This treatment is a great option for pregnant or nursing mothers who want professional exfoliation without the potential for any harsh chemicals entering their bodies.

This treatment is also perfect for anyone looking to combine facial treatments. Dermaplaning creates a skin surface that’s better prepared to absorb the benefits of additional skin care, such as a hydrafacial treatment or an enzyme treatment. It acts as a  “booster” to achieve even better results with deeper penetration. This is because you are removing any barrier that might be on the skin prior to treatment.

Dermaplaning Vs. Microdermabrasion

You may be wondering “what’s the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?” There is a very big difference, actually!

Microdermabrasion is where dead skin cells are sanded and suctioned. This is done in order to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. Dermaplaning doesn’t involve any suction, it’s just a gentle scraping of the top layer of skin and peach fuzz. Both treatments are effective and work to clear and brighten skin. It’s just a matter of preference and what’s recommended by your aesthetician for your skin.

Professionally administered skin treatments can go a long way in helping you to achieve healthy, bright, and smooth skin. When it comes to a “glowing” look, dermaplaning may be just exactly what you’ve been looking for.


Ready to achieve the glowing, flawless skin you’ve always desired? Book a consultation with LifeScape Premier’s Aesthetician today!

Aesthetics & Beauty