Dermaplaning: What Is It And Should You Have This Procedure Done?

Dermaplaning is a very popular cosmetic procedure that involves a sharp scalpel and the steady hand of a cosmetic dermatologist. It is not a procedure that should ever be done at home by yourself, and should only ever be left to a professional. Dermaplaning can give you soft, beautiful skin, so if this is what you're looking for, dermaplaning may be for you. Read on for further information about dermaplaning.

What Is It?

Dermaplaning is the use of a scalpel and the scraping of the skin to remove dead skin cells and even peach fuzz on the face. Dermaplaning can leave your skin smooth and soft. The removal of dead skin cells can also give your skin a more flawless look. The dermatologist will use the scalpel to scrap the skin while holding the skin taught. It is an extremely sharp blade and can be a dangerous procedure. The procedure only takes about 30 minutes, and there is little to no side effects or recovery afterwards. You may want to stay out of the sun after the procedure in case your skin is a bit sensitive afterwards.

What Are The Benefits?

Everyone can benefit from dermaplaning, as well as any skin type. If you have acne, you need to wait until the acne heals a bit to prevent causing injury or an open sore to your skin, which could result in scarring. Your skin will look smooth and healthy, and without the fuzz on your face, your makeup will look flawless. Other skincare products can get into your pores and be more beneficial to your skin as well. 

How Is Dermaplaning Different From Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are doing the same thing, they are both removing dead skin cells from the face, but microdermabrasion is using a rotating brush to remove the dead skin cells, which can sometimes cause skin redness or irritation. Microdermabrasion also does not remove any of the fuzzy hair on your face. If you aren't keen on the idea of using a sharp scalpel on your face, then microdermabrasion may be a better option for you. Microdermabrasion can also be done with an at home tool, whereas dermaplaning should only ever be done by a professional dermatologist.

Dermaplaning can give you the skin tone and texture you've been longing for, and allow you to wear makeup flawlessly. Call a cosmetic dermatology office today and talk to them about having this procedure done.