Everything You Want to Know About Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is the new it-thing in skincare and recently hugely popular on social media. Here is all that you need to know about it!

What’s Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is basically an exfoliation of the skin that removes peach fuzz by using a thin scalpel. It helps remove dirt and dead skin from the topmost layer of the face, thus helping to rejuvenate the skin. 

How does Dermaplaning work?

So, the way this procedure works is that the Beauty professional will use a razor-like tool, and slowly drag it along your skin to remove all the dead skin cells and dirt that make your skin look dull and appear uneven.
Everyday exposure to pollutants and harsh environmental toxins makes the skin dull and older looking. Dermaplaning takes it all off, leaving the skin immediately fresher and healthier. 

The Dermaplaning procedure

The procedure begins with sterilizing the scalpel used for this purpose and cleaning the skin thoroughly with cleansers. Afterwards, the Skin professional carefully begins scraping over the skin at a 45-degree angle for 15 to 20 minutes. Then the skin is sterilized again and soothed with products like aloe to prevent infections. It might not sound like it, but the procedure itself is painless; however, there might be slight tingling afterward because of the products applied.

Drawbacks of Dermaplaning

Although Dermaplaning is quite popular, it does have a few drawbacks, such as irritation to the skin after the procedure, dryness, and skin sensitivity from sunlight exposure. If done by an inexperienced practitioner, Dermaplaning might cause a few minor yet mostly unnoticeable cuts.

Another risk of Dermaplaning, as explained by skin care professionals in New Zealand, is that the skin might appear patchy and differently pigmented in certain areas. Some people may even develop whiteheads on their faces a few days after the procedure. 

So, to sum it up for you: 

Pros:

  • It is cheap and quick. It is an easy-to-do procedure that can be done at home by anyone with proper care.
  • Makeup applies better. When dead skin cells and debris are removed from the skin, makeup looks so much smoother. Skincare products also get absorbed more efficiently, and makeup sets firmly on the skin and gives it an overall better finish.
  • Myth-busting time: Hair growth is not affected. Dermaplaning does not make the hair grow thicker.

Cons:

  • It will not help with hair growth. Unlike waxing your hair, which may decrease hair growth in some areas, Dermaplaning does not.
  • One might overdo it, which can cause irritation and burn on some skin areas.
  • If not done properly, you can cut or scar your skin. This can lead to infections of the skin and breakouts. 

Conclusion:

In conclusion, Dermaplaning is a safe procedure when done by professionals.

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