Have you ever heard of dermaplaning? It can be tricky to understand the true concept of this when you see tools everywhere that claim to promise you professional results. According to skininc.com, “Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz).” Dermaplaning is the process of using a surgical scalpel…YES YOU HEARD ME—SURGICAL SCALPEL!

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Dermaplaning tool dos and don'ts

Look, I’m sure the idea of having the tool against your face is terrifying. Trust me, the idea worried me too. It wasn’t until I received my first dermaplaning procedure by my dermatologist that I became obsessed. You may see products in the market that claim to provide the same results as you would as a professional dermaplaning treatment. Unfortunately, the results are not the same. You are at risk damaging your skin if anything.

What is a dermaplaing tool?

Dermaplaning tools you see in stores are more like razors and do not provide the same results as professional dermaplaning . A medical spa or dermatologist office will utilize a medical grade scalpel to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin. This is done at a precise and controlled angle to target hyperpigmentation.

Dead skin cells are then gently exfoliated away to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin. It can also provide anti-aging benefits as well as new skin cells are revealed after the treatment.

Dermaplaning tools involve a medical grade scalpel

During each dermaplaning treatment, a licensed skin specialist uses a disposable blade to prevent cross-contamination and infections. Each blade is disposed after each individual treatment. Professional dermaplaning gives you a deeper exfoliation than at-home dermaplaning tool would because it allows a more thorough exfoliation of dead skin cells.

Dermarollers purchased for at home use do not have blades sharp enough to completely exfoliate the skin. Not to mention, it is unlikely the dermaplaning tool will be sanitized enough to prevent infection. After the process is completed, the skincare professional will follow proper measures to balance the skin’s PH content and apply proper moisturizer for your skin type.

Benefits of dermaplaning treatments

Why is it crucial to exfoliate away vellus hair and dead skin cells? As we age, cell turnover rate decreases, which means exfoliation will be essential to shed dead skin cells. Besides unsightly aesthetic reasons, vellus hair can sometimes cause your makeup to not blend properly. You will notice your skincare products penetrate into the skin more effectively after doing this professional treatment. Count me in!

Safe for pregnant women

This treatment can be a great option for pregnant women who are looking for a safe exfoliation treatment. Dermaplaning can be a less irritating method than facial waxing. Often times, waxing or threading can irritates your skin and causes acne breakouts. If you want to learn about safe at home tools you can use to improve the texture and tone of your skin, check out my recent article HERE.

**Disclaimer: Please consult with your esthetician or dermatologist before considering dermaplaning treatment if you have sensitive skin or are pregnant. This treatment may cause irritation to acne-prone skin, those with rosacea, or sensitive skin.

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