If you are looking for a way to remove the peach fuzz…dermaplaning may be the answer.

If you are going to do it, do it properly

What is dermaplaning?

To sound official, its physical exfoliation by a trained esthetician, nurse or doctor who will use a sterile, surgical scalpel to shave the skin’s surface.

Sound’s scarier than it is – especially when you know the person is properly trained and has experience. Dermaplaning is only performed on the face; however, it should not be used to shape eyebrows or to trim nose hair.  You are just having the top most layer of dead skin with any peach fuzz removed. (Don’t worry, vellus hairs (peach fuzz) won’t grow back thicker or darker).  Dermaplaning is different from microdermabrasion because of the ability to remove that fine peach fuzz.

What is the benefit?

First benefit is that dermaplaning will trigger your skins cells to begin regeneration and the products will penetrate your skin better. Then without the peachfuzz and top layer of dead skin cells in the way, your products goes on smoother allowing for less makeup to be used, so you will see brighter, healthier skin looking and feeling smooth.

After dermaplaning your skin is going to require a little bit of TLC.  The deeper layers of your skin are left exposed, allowing skin care products to penetrate better, which your skin will need if it feels a bit dry.

Can I do this at home?

We don’t recommend it.  This is not shaving.  Shaving using the average razor of 2-3 blades pulled against stretched skin is different than dermaplaning.  Remember, your trained esthetician is using a surgical blade with short strokes at a specific angle in particular pattern to get you the results.

What does it feel like?

Many find that it isn’t any different than gentle running a blade on dry skin – okay so it may sound that way.  Usually no one finds that it hurts at all (they are doing this very gently).

If you though, are one of the those that like to pick, pop or peel or skin, ask to see the pile of gunk that comes off the blade – it could be a bit satisfying to see what has been removed.  If you don’t like that – well, you don’t have to see it. Either way, you will be amazed at how soft your skin is – rather silky.