Dermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation. This procedure does not use any suction, abrasive crystals, or brushes. A sterile, surgical blade is stroked along the skin to remove unwanted dead skin cells and excess hair. Dermaplaning leaves you with a soft, smooth sensation making it easier for application of make-up and your favorite skin care products. Due to the contours of the face, certain areas of the face (eyelids and nose) are not treatable using this method.
What should I expect after a dermaplaning treatment?
It is not uncommon to have redness for 2-3 hours after the treatment. Minor abrasions may appear a few days after the treatment. If you do another treatment such as a chemical peel following your dermaplaning, your skin may have more irritation, mild discomfort, or tenderness. It is important to use a SPF 30 or greater sunscreen following treatment.
What to do after dermaplaning:
- Avoid direct sun exposure for 3 days
- Avoid extreme heat for 3 days
- Do not use scrubs or exfoliant products for 1 week
- Avoid chlorine for 1 week
- Apply sunscreen as directed by your provider