Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure to remove peach fuzz and exfoliate the epidermis. Many people confuse the term dermaplaning with dermabrasion, but these treatments are completely different. Dermabrasion uses a device to a whisk to abrade the skin down to the dermis. Dermaplaning is non-invasive and it involves non-surgical scraping.
This treatment has become increasingly popular for cosmetic care providers throughout the country because it is a fast procedure with little or no adverse effects. The procedure requires a delicate touch and a scalpel. The surface of the skin is gently abraded with light, feathering strokes. This treatment is excellent for women who want a deep exfoliation but are either nursing or pregnant and are therefore not allowed to use peeling agents. This is due to the risk of the chemicals being absorbed directly into the bloodstream and being inadvertently transferred to the child.
Dermaplaning is also a good choice for any individual with too much vellus hair (peach fuzz) on their skin. In many cases, this hair causes oil and dirt to accumulate in the follicles. Once this hair has been removed, the skin of the person looks healthier. Some people have concerns the hair will grow back darker and heavier than it was prior to the procedure, but there is no truth to this concern because vellus hair is superficial. This means it will grow back with the same texture and rate as before.
Cautions Against Using a Razor on the Face
A lot of people believe it is easier to simply shave the peach fuzz off their faces or receive a good exfoliation. It is strongly recommended women should not shave their faces unless there is an emergency situation. If a woman uses a razor on her face, a dull razor blade can cause damage to the skin. Even if gel or shaving cream are used to dampen the skin before being shaved, this can result in either a rash or razor burn. Neither of these conditions are immediately revealed and can appear several hours or days later.
Dermaplaning is not only a much safer way of exfoliating the skin, it goes much deeper than shaving and is less likely to cause an infection or scarring. Dermaplaning is one of the best choices due to the safety factor. There are many different ways to exfoliate your skin and remove unwanted hair. It is important to consider the safety factor first. Once the hair has been removed, do not forget the importance of using sunscreen.
If you are interested in dermaplaning, speak with our educated staff at Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery to learn more. We are conveniently located in Tampa, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!