I'm a blonde woman. The peach fuzz facial hair is always a challenge. Lasers don't work. And who wants to deal with waxing? Then I discovered the Dermaplaning. Life was simple again! Ever heard of Dermaplaning? This blog addresses this treatment option.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning uses a scalpel to exfoliate skin. This gets rid of the blonde peach fuzzies. This method is taught in school to Estheticians. It's a great add-on to any skin care treatment. Dermaplaning is a safe (provided the person performing it is properly trained) and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel. The scalpel gently "shaves" the skin's surface. It removes the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz).
Many people hear the word dermaplaning and they associate it with dermabrasion. However, this is not the same procedure. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure to deeply abrade the skin. This procedure, often done under anesthesia, can be painful. It often leaves patients with complications. Dermaplaning is a super-simple treatment leaving the skin soft, glowing, and fuzz free. Here is the procedure and benefits:
- Skin is cleansed deeply. We prefer to add this to a Hydrafacial. This procedure will leave the skin clean and hydrated.
- Using a scalpel or similar device, and of course a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes.
Who Should Consider Dermaplaning?
This is an ideal treatment for those with vellus hair (thin baby like hair). This is because it often causes a build up of dirt and oils on skin surface. It's also great for people looking for an exfoliation, but do not wish to have peels performed (ie pregnancy). It can help products penetrate deeper and even prep skin for peels and other treatments.
What Else Should I Know?
The hair does not grow back thicker and darker... this is an old wives’ tale! As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment. This procedure can be performed every 4 weeks as necessary.
Interested? Book with one of our master estheticians in combination with our award-winning Hydrafacial. Be fuzz-free and glowing for October.