Dermaplaning is used to treat deep acne scars, dead skin buildup, and fine hairs with a hand-held instrument called a dermatome
Dermaplaning is a procedure in which the skin is manually exfoliated with a blade to remove dead skin buildup and fine hairs, essentially shaving the fuzz (known as vellus hair) off the face. A thin blade is used to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin which consists of dull, dead skin cells.
During your dermaplaning session, the aesthetician will clean the skin, removing any make-up and other debris that could clog up your pores and lead to ingrown hairs. They will then begin using soft, short strokes with a surgical blade at a 45-degree angle to remove the hair, cleaning the blade as they go. The whole process should be completely painless when done by a trained professional, and besides some short-term redness for those with sensitive skin types, this exfoliating treatment requires no downtime.