Dermaplaning for Skin Care

 Three out of four American women ages 18 to 34 have facial hair removed each year.  Whether it be the eyebrows, chin, or the upper lip, there is still a fear surrounding women shaving or waxing their face.  The fear is that the hair that is removed will grow back darker, thicker and more coarse than before (essentially defeating the purpose of removing the hair in the first place).  Rest assured that this is nothing more than a myth and it turns out that “shaving” the face has quite a few benefits when it comes to skin care and exfoliation. 

          Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that makes skin feel smoother and appear more youthful. It is a simple and safe procedure that exfoliates the epidermis and rids the skin of vellus hair (peach fuzz).  Dermplaning is a manual form of exfoliation similar to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals.

          So how does it work?  The procedure involves a surgical scalpel with a sterile blade.  While that may sound scary, it is completely painless and the procedure itself is actually quite relaxing.  The scalpel never enters the skin but is placed at a 45 degree angle and brushed back and forth in a series of feathering strokes that exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells right off your face.  The process of Dermaplaning stimulates the deeper layers of your skin (the dermis) and results in a stimulating effect which causes the skin to produce more collagen.  The production of collagen increases skin tightness and skin texture…both incredible benefits when it comes to the aging process.

          While the concept of face shaving has been around for a number of years, it has only recently been recognized  in the skin care community as one of the simplest, yet most effective treatments available.  Dermaplaning has gained popularity among cosmetic providers across the country because it is a quick procedure with virtually no adverse effects.  Face shaving enthusiasts claim that the procedure leaves them with softer skin and a more youthful glow and the buzz around this non-invasive procedure has it landing in dermatologist offices and medspas all over the country.

          Dermaplaning is recommended to treat dry skin, acne and scars, uneven skin tone, large pores, fine lines, and unwanted facial hair.  It is an incredibly effective treatment for overall skin rejuvenation.  

 Added benefits of Dermaplaning:

*  Immediate results – your skin will look soft, fresh, and clean following the procedure

* Provides immediate skin tightening and collagen production

* Helps to exfoliate the upper epidermis of your skin, removing both vellus hairs and dead skin cells

* Eliminates fine wrinkles 

* After Dermaplaning, creams, serums, and moisturizers are more easily absorbed into the skin and make-up goes on more smoothly

* Can be combined with other procedures like facials or peels

* It is a quick procedure that usually lasts 20-30 minutes

* No downtime after the procedure

          While there are many reasons for Dermaplaning, perhaps the most common reason is for the anti aging effects.  It is important to realize that anti-aging is not always about reversing the damage that  already exists in the skin but rather about preventing further damage.  

          At dermani MEDSPA®, we love what we do and are committed to helping our clients meet all of their skin care goals.  If you are interested in learning more about Dermaplaning and what it can do for you, call today to schedule your free consultation at 770-212-2242 or go online to