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Dermaplanning

Dermaplaning a manual method to exfoliate your skin and remove small, fine baby hairs (a.k.a. vellus hairs), so your face glows and feels softer.

Dermaplaning uses a sharp No. 10 surgical blade [a larger, fatter surgical blade] held at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin which consists of dull dead skin cells.

Many clients worry that the shaved hairs result in stubble after the procedure. In theory, your facial hairs shouldn’t grow back thicker . But just like with laser hair removal, there can be unexpected cases of hair darkening and perceived thickening—especially around the sideburns and chin area (spots where thinner hairs are more prone to turn into those thick beard-like hairs)

Dermaplaning is safe for virtually everyone. However, you should avoid it if you have a tan, sunburn, active acne, a flaring rosacea breakout, or an inflammatory skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis. If you have a lot of deep acne scarring, you also want to be careful with dermaplaning since there may be an easier chance of nicking your skin during the treatment.