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What is dermaplaning?

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a shaving technique that involves the use of a surgical scalpel. Its purpose is to remove the layer of dead skin on the face. The procedure stands out for its numerous benefits, as explained below.

The basic principle of dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning involves shaving the face entirely. The shaving process removes the peach fuzz on the face, leaving only a fresh and new skin layer. Therefore, it is a skin treatment performed using a surgical scalpel.

Dermaplaning is also known as an exfoliating treatment. Indeed, the removal of dead skin cells accumulated on the skin helps to clear clogged pores and obstructed hair follicles. This technique is also beneficial for dry skin, skin damaged by sun rays, or skin marked by wrinkles. The purpose of dermaplaning is to eliminate the dead cells that the skin has accumulated over two to three weeks. Subsequently, the results are visible for about a month.

The procedure of a dermaplaning operation.

Dermaplaning is performed using a surgical scalpel. The procedure itself is quite straightforward. The first step involves cleansing the face with a dedicated skincare product (for example, at Typology: minimalist purifying double cleanse, cleansing balm, or minimalist exfoliating double cleanse). Next, the area is dried. Finally, the shaving is done using the sterilized surgical scalpel, a process that lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. To conclude: a cream is applied to hydrate the skin.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning

Removing the layer of dead skin through dermaplaning enhances cellular regeneration. This restores the freshness of your skin, giving it a second youth. Shaving simultaneously stimulates collagen production, which reduces the risk of wrinkle formation.

Removing dead skin also brings a new glow and texture to your face. The degraded upper layer disappears, taking with it the dull complexion. However, the new glow of the complexion may take a few days to appear.

Removing this top layer also eliminates the bacteria that have accumulated. It's important to note that these bacteria block the active ingredients of the treatments applied to the face. Thus, dermaplaning ensures that the skin fully benefits from the effects of creams, serums, and other lotions used.

Finally, dermaplaning helps to reduce pore size by removing the substances that clog them. This results in smoother skin, which facilitates the application of skincare products and makeup.

Is dermaplaning painful?

Under normal circumstances, dermaplaning is painless. However, individuals with sensitive skin are advised to exercise caution. Irritations and redness may occur during the procedure. It's also important to note that sunscreen should be applied to the face if exposed to the sun after a dermaplaning session.

Who can resort to dermaplaning?

This technique is accessible to everyone. It is particularly aimed at individuals with mature skin, in order to slow down the process of premature aging and eliminate wrinkles. However, dermaplaning is not recommended for acne-prone skin. Indeed, shaving could potentially damage the skin and hinder the healing process of blemishes.


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