Dermaplaning is a manual method of exfoliation using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dull, dead skin cells and in the process it removes peach fuzz as well. As our skin cell turnover slows with the aging process, dead skin cells accumulate on the surface and make our skin look lifeless and dull and even more wrinkly. Removing these old cells (plus the peach fuzz) makes our skin look fresh and bright with a smoother texture. And, removing this top layer of dead skin primes the skin for receiving topicals like retinol and vitamin C since there’s nothing extra blocking their penetration.
Dermaplaning is a great choice for those with sensitive skin that can’t tolerate chemical peels, for pregnant or nursing women, or for those who don’t want the peeling skin that accompanies chemical peels! There’s no downtime with this procedure and it provides instant gratification!
PS Don’t worry about the baby hair growing back thicker or darker. This is a myth! Shaving doesn’t do anything to the follicle to make it grow faster or thicker. If it did men who shave their balding heads would start to grow more hair!