Dermaplanee or “blading” is a type of exfoliation procedure. As such, it involves removing the oldest of the dead skin cells on the epidermis.
Exfoliation also makes it easier for facial products like serums to penetrate the skin, and it leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking more youthful.
What does dermaplaning involve?
In a Ddermaplane treatment, the practitioner uses a sterilized tool to gently scrape the surface of the skin.
In the process, the topmost layer of skin cells along with fine vellus hair, which is the hair that produces “peach fuzz”, is removed.
Getting a dermaplane treatment more often may be recommended depending on your skin condition.
Dermaplaning is done on the face. It is not done to shape eyebrows, and the practitioner avoids the nose and eyelids.
Depending on state regulations, the practitioner may perform the treatment along with estheticians.
Won’t the hair grow back thicker?
No. It’s a myth that hair gets thicker after being cut or shaved off. The human body produces two types of hair: terminal and vellus.
Terminal hair is the thick hair that grows under the arms and in the bikini area. It also forms eyebrows and facial hair on men. Vellus is fine and translucent.
Cutting hair does leave it with a blunt tip, which probably explains the myth about it getting thicker after being cut.
However, making hair thicker would actually involve changing its structure. That is not what happens during dermaplaning, shaving or a haircut.
Who is a good candidate for dermaplane?
Dermaplane is a good treatment for healthy people with rough or dry skin. It may work well on people with minor acne scarring or an uneven skin tone.
It also helps older people. As cellular turnover tends to slow down as people age, older people may have an accumulation of dead skin cells.
Dermaplaning is a safe procedure for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
On the other hand, it is not a good treatment for people with very oily skin.
Vellus hairs expunge the oils that cause acne, so removing them can cause more breakouts.
People with allergies or sensitive skin should talk to the doctor before getting a treatment.
Finally, people should not try to dermaplane themselves. While it is sometimes compared to shaving, it does require specific techniques.
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