What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning, or blading, is an exfoliating treatment that provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion and is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Our expert medical aestheticians use a blunt-tipped blade to gently & painlessly exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin cells and remove fine facial hair commonly known as peach fuzz.
Why doesn’t the hair grow back thicker?
Fine facial “peach fuzz” is one of the two types of hair that everyone has. It’s called vellous hair and is the fine translucent hair that you can see if you look closely on a woman’s face, chest and back. The other type of hair is terminal hair, which is the coarser hair you see on the head, under the arms, in the pubic area, brows, and on the lower face in men. Because vellous hair is so fine and different from terminal hair, cutting it does not make it grow in thicker or feel stubbly afterward.
How often is dermaplaning performed?
The normal skin growth cycle is around 30 days and since dermablading removes about 2-3 weeks-worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about 3-4 weeks between treatments.
Can dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a chemical peel?
Yes, in fact, the Skinspirations aestheticians perform a chemical peel immediately after dermaplaning which allows the peel to penetrate deeper and more evenly. Lactic acid peels will hydrate and further exfoliate sensitive or dry skin while glycolic acid peels are excellent for other skin types.
Are there skin conditions that shouldn’t undergo dermaplaning?
Acne-prone skin is the only type that probably shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning. The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the vellous hair in order for it to be excreted. If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed and can cause more breakouts.