Dermaplaning

A Safe Alternative to Chemical and Manual Exfoliation

One of my favorite types of “manual exfoliation” is Dermaplaning, Blading or Leveling the skin.  Dermaplaning removes the outer most layers of dead skin cells leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple and vibrant.  Dermaplaning (blading) is another non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation.

How is this treatment performed?

Dermaplaning is performed by using a #10 blade (yes, a sterile surgical blade).  The blade is held against the skin at a 45 degree angle and stroked along the skin, just like shaving.  However, the practitioner is doing the stroking while holding the area of skin taut.

Is this Treatment Safe?

This treatment, when professionally performed, is extremely safe.  There is no more risk to the skin than when a man shaves his face.  As long as the practitioner has adequate training, the treatment should be very easy and quick.

If you are 'blading" the skin on the face, won't the hairs on the face grow back thicker?

No.  It is physiologically impossible for your vellous hairs to grow back thicker.  True, once the hair is cut, it has a blunt edge.  But this blunt edge does not mean that the hair structure itself has been physiologically altered.

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