Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the surface of the skin. This technique is also known as epidermal leveling, blading, or skin resurfacing. During the procedure, the skin is thoroughly cleansed, and a small blade is used to gently scrape away the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. The blade is held at a 45-degree angle to the skin, and the process is performed in small sections.
Dermaplaning is typically done on the face, but it can also be done on the neck, chest, and other areas of the body. It can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. It can also help to improve the absorption of skincare products, as the removal of the dead skin cells allows for better penetration of active ingredients. The procedure is relatively quick and painless, and most people describe the sensation as feeling like a gentle scraping or tickling sensation. There is no downtime associated with dermaplaning, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.