Dermaplaning: What It Is, What It Does, and Why It’s Great

The term dermaplaning may be new to you, but the procedure itself is both time-tested and well-established. It’s a form of exfoliation that offers instant, safe results leaving your complexion with a more refined appearance and an appealing glow.

Technically speaking, dermaplaning is a simple, well-honed shaving of the skin’s top surface. Your practitioner uses a special scalpel combined with a light, professional grade touch to gently scrape off the very top layer or of skin, using light feathery strokes. And the happy news: Though though it sounds a bit daunting, it’s virtually painless.

The goal of dermaplaning? To remove dead skin cells and give your skin a brighter, more luminous look.  Another plus? Dermaplaning gets rid of what’s called vellus hair (sometimes known as “peach fuzz”) from around the facial area. Contrary to popular myth, this will not cause the hair to grow back more coarsely. Many devotees of the procedure have commented that their makeup goes on more smoothly, and they didn’t even realize how these fine hairs interfered with their daily regimen.

Dermaplaning offers a host of other advantages. For starters, the gentle removal of this top epidermal layer allows products such as moisturizers and night creams to be absorbed more successfully, so they can do their jobs more effectively. And, since Dermaplaning does not involve any chemicals, it’s generally considered safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers who are interested in a deep exfoliation without the threat of anything adverse being absorbed into the bloodstream.  In short: a win-win on every front!

Dermaplaning is an inexpensive addition to any medical spa menu. Easy to train staff, easy to perform, and generates lots of revenue with a high profit margin.

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