Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation similar in theory to microdermabrasion but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. An esthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine vellus(peach fuzz) hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface.
As with any type of exfoliation, the removal of dead skin cells allows home care products to be more effective, reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone and assists in reducing milia, blackheads and whiteheads, and minor breakouts associated with congested pores.
Dermaplaning can be an effective exfoliation method for clients that have couperose(tiny blood vessels near the surface of the skin), sensitive skin or allergies that prevent the use of micrdermabrasion or chemical peels.