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The Truth About Dermaplaning

So this is a weird trend right now isn't it? Something we would think should be left to the boys has become a whole new trend for us ladies. For those of you who do not know, I'm talking about dermaplaning. Not sure what it is? No problem, I'm here to help!

WHAT IS IT?

The concept of dermaplaning is basically to shave the face. When we shave the face it removes all the fine vellus hairs and leaves with a smooth, fuzz free finish. However, it's not just shaving the face though, it's also shaving your skin!


Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation of the face using a sterile, surgical scalpel. It is performed by a qualified professional who uses a blade on an angle to shave the fine, vellus hairs (aka peach fuzz) and also the top layers of dead skin. Sound scary? Well it kind of is! That blade is seriously sharp and one false move and you could loose an eyebrow!

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

A smooth skin's surface! Smoooth as a baby's bottom!

When you 'shave' off the layers of dead skin, it can help to remove pigmentation, reduce fine lines, create a smooth base for makeup and remove any fine hairs on the face. Experts claim the products can penetrate the skin better too as there is nothing to get in the way of them penetrating the skin (because there is not hair or any dead skin in sight).

It is also good to know that the hairs will not become any thicker or darker. As a side note, unless you are changing the hair growth through stimulating the hair follicle (i.e. waxing, threading, plucking, laser, electrolysis) the hair growth will not change - it's imp