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Is Dermaplaning Good For You? Its Side Effects And Benefits

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Is Dermaplaning Good For You? Its Side Effects And Benefits

Social media is rampant with the latest trends of beauty treatments, and you may become so overwhelmed that you might be considering any trendy treatments. If you are excited to try these treatments, consider starting small first. You can start small by considering dermaplaning treatment. Although dermaplaning is a simple and straightforward cosmetic procedure, it doesn’t mean that its results are minor. Unlike other cosmetic treatments that over promises and fails to deliver, dermaplaning is what you see is what you get. Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of dermaplaning, and it can bring good results at a fair price. 

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a straightforward concept, and we simply shave a skin layer off your face. That’s it, no really, that’s it. It sounds somewhat drastic to shave a skin layer off your face, but that’s the point. Through the hands of a professional, they shave a skin layer off carefully, removing only the unwanted dead skin cells. Once the dead skin layer is gone, it can make new room for the new skin layer to appear. Due to its straightforward approach, treatment has become a trend in social media. Dermaplaning doesn’t overpromise, and it delivers results as expected for the kind of treatment. It is a simple treatment that removes facial hair, smoothens the skin, increases its luminosity, and makes it feel softer to the touch. 

Dermatologists frequently use dermaplaning to help treat fine wrinkles, dry skin, and acne scars. As long as you do dermaplaning with an expert, it’s a safe and effective treatment for anyone. Your skin tone and ethnicity don’t matter, and you are applicable for the treatment. But just like any other cosmetic treatment, you first need to hear about its costs, safety, benefits, and what you can expect during the procedure. 

Dermaplaning Benefits

The effectiveness of dermaplaning is different for anyone. However, generally speaking, you can expect smoother skin, more vibrant skin, and significantly lesser peach fuzz. You will notice the results as soon as the appointment is made. Other benefits of dermaplaning include increasing skincare products effectiveness, making cosmetics more vibrant and natural-looking cleans smaller pores and an overall younger look. The thing about skincare and cosmetics is that they do not protrude deep into the skin. But once the dead skin layer is gone, skincare and cosmetic products can be more effective. 

How Does The Procedure Work?

If you’ve been checking dermaplaning cosmetic treatment on social media sites, you’ll notice that it involves a sharp razor blade. It’s a razor blade that looks very similar to razor blades used for beards. Dermaplaning procedure is very simple in concept; imagine shaving hair, but instead of hair, a very thin skin layer. Your skin frequently suffers some minor damages and is constantly bombarded with dust and dirt throughout the day. It makes the skin look very dull and makes someone appear older than you look. Dermaplane clears these damages and dirt away, allowing new skin cells to emerge. 

First, they will clean the areas that need shaving to make it easier to aim the blade. Now, to start the procedure, your cosmetic provider will aim the razor blade at a steep 45-degree. Once they know they are at the proper angle, they gently shave the skin off. When scraping, it scrapes off dead skin cells, scar tissues, peach fuzz, and other debris caught up along the way. As a result, the skin is much smoother, more vibrant, and even surface. As soon as the procedure is over, you will see the new skin cells emerging. 

Dermaplaning Vs. Microabrasion

Although dermaplaning and microabrasion are skin exfoliation treatments, they are different. They may appear similar to the untrained eye, but their results are different. Dermaplaning is a “shaving” action, removing the unwanted dead skin cells and dirt through a sharp razor blade. Meanwhile, microabrasion is about “sanding” the skin using a tool that has an abrasive texture. Imagine sanding wood with sandpaper to make it smooth—in concept, that’s microabrasion. The microabrasion procedure involves blasting sand or other particles of the skin’s outer layer. Microabrasion is helpful against dark spots, clogged pores, and hyperpigmentation. On the other hand, dermaplaning is more about making the skin smooth. 

DIY Dermaplaning Options

Assuming that dermaplaning is as straightforward as shaving, is it conceivable that you can do dermaplaning by yourself? Yes, it’s possible to do a dermaplaning procedure in your own home. You can buy some dermaplaning tools online easily. However, their results are not as effective you would see from a clinic. Store-bought dermaplaning tools are for the majority to use, and it’s good enough for an average joe to use. It’s a lot less complex tool to avoid mishaps, potentially causing severe injuries. Faces and very sharp razor blades do not go well together unless you are a professional at it. Any mishaps caused by the razor blade can potentially cause wounds, and this is your face we are talking about, so best be careful when you do it yourself. 

Side Effects And Risks

Do you know the sensation when you scrub your skin or use a shave to remove hair? The dermaplaning procedure has a very similar sensation. There are no pains, and a tingling feeling is all you are going to get. It’s a very safe procedure since it’s just shaving—of course, it’s only safe if it’s professional handling it. Likewise, downtime is very minimal, and it will only take a day of rest before you can go back to your daily routine. But as with all cosmetic treatments, there’s always a slight possibility that problems occur. You may experience side effects such as infections, irritation, discoloration, redness, or breakouts. Make sure that you follow the instructions of your provider to avoid these outcomes. 


Dermaplaning is a simple cosmetic procedure that delivers smooth skin. Don’t let its simplicity mislead you. The cosmetic treatment is very effective and applicable for anyone regardless of skin tone and ethnicity. 

If you are looking for a clinic that provides dermaplaning treatments, consider contacting Flawless Med Spa. They offer a lot of treatments that enhance your natural beauty. 

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