What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a medical method of manual exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge medical scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dulling dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. It is a medical procedure performed in a medical office.

It is a favorite in the entertainment industry, specifically among models and actresses. Why? It also eliminates that annoying peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup and can be enhanced by harsh production lighting & high-definition cameras. Dermaplaning removes all the dead skin cells & also the pesky facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth; perfect for a special occasion to be photo-ready 🙂 Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products, & creates a flawless canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. There is no down-time.

Who is Dermaplaning For?

Dermaplaning is recommended for all skin types except those with acneic skin. If you have deep cystic acne, wait until breakouts are clear before trying this treatment. As always, also discuss any allergies or skin sensitivities before starting a treatment with your Alchemy provider.
This is a great treatment if you are pregnant or nursing and want exfoliation without the risk of harsh chemicals absorbing into the blood stream and potentially harming your baby.

What Does Dermaplaning Treatment Feel Like?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the sensation of shaving your legs. Wondering if you should try dermaplaning? Dermaplaning safely exfoliates off the top layer of skin (loved by our very own staff, many of whom have no time in their active lives for a full facial peel – there is an alternative! And it’s less expensive with less downtime(none)!), & it is well suited for drier skin types & anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz.

Many of our clients treat every 6-8 weeks (great for those reoccurring peach fuzz), but is also well suited directly before a special occasion with our luxurious SkinCeuticals bio-cellulose mask for the ultimate GLOW.

*Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker. This is an old wives’ tale. Superficial vellus hair (the medical name for clear or white soft fine facial hair) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment.

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