Dermaplaning has been practiced by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for over 40 years. Dermaplaning was originally performed as an alternative to chemical exfoliation and later to prepare the skin for resurfacing treatments and deeper chemical peels. Dermaplaning is a safe alternative to chemical and manual exfoliation. It is safely performed by using a sterile surgical blade. The blade is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving. The practitioner is doing the stroking while holding the area of skin taut. Dermaplaning can be performed every 4 weeks. This treatment will remove the outer most layers of dead skin cells leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant. .
Dermaplaning the skin on the face will not cause the hair to grow back thicker. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies. Vellous (tiny translucent blonde hair) and Terminal (thicker hair that grows under the arms, pubic area, eye brows, mustache and beard for men and legs)
Vellous hair when cut or removed will grow back the same. The structure of the hair does not become damaged, therefore it is impossible to alter. Terminal hair is physiologically coarse. When Terminal hair is cut, it grows back the same way…coarse.