What is Dermaplaning and how does it work?
Dermaplaning has become more popular in recent years as an exfoliation treatment in aesthetics.
Dermaplaning is a safe manual exfoliation technique using a sterile blade.
The treatment removes the vellus hair often referred to as peach fuzz.
The exfoliation treatment is a great alternative to chemical and mechanical exfoliation.
Dermaplaning helps the penetration of topical ingredient such as Vitamin C - L -Ascorbic Acid.
Cell turnover affects the skin’s appearance and texture in a variety of ways. From fine lines and wrinkles to acne and hyperpigmentation. Dermaplaning is a less abrasive and effective way to exfoliate the skin.
Effective treatment for pregnant woman as topical ingredients are not applied such as chemical peels. Suitable for mature skins as the treatment is a good alternative to mechanical and skin peeling.
Chemical Vs Mechanical
Mechanical exfoliation types include scrubs with micro beads that can cause inflammation and are damaging to the environment. Microdermabrasion can be very abrasive ands cause broken capillaries. In mature skins the skin can appear thin and is not suitable for this type of treatment.
Dermaplaning was first described in an article published in The Journal of Dermatological Surgery and Oncology in the 1970s as a possible treatment for acne vulgaris. This was later found to be not effective.
Dermaplaning has been around for almost 40 years and practiced by plastic surgeons and dermatologists.
The manual nature of the treatment is a good alternative to a chemical exfoliation.
It was also used as a procedure to prepare the skin for for resurfacing treatments and deeper chemical peels.
BioMedic was the first medical skincare company to integrate dermaplaning into their MicroPeel treatment protocol. They patented a stainless steel surgical blade that was in the shape of a butter knife and became known as the "butter blade". It was given a blade number of 10S.