DermaplaningLooking for a new way to exfoliate your skin? Dermaplaning is one of the latest facial techniques that exfoliates dead skin cells and removes unwanted peach fuzz. It can be done by itself or paired with another facial or chemical peel. In addition to being a deeper, non-abrasive exfoliation, peels can hydrate, lift hyperpigmentation and speed up cellular turnover. 

“I like to create a cocktail of serums, an oxygen facial, or combine it with a brightening and lightening chemical peel for that ‘wow’ factor and for more dramatic and pleasing results,” said Jeanne Whitman, founder of Achieve Beautiful Skin. “Dermaplaning alone will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.” 

Other benefits include reducing fine lines and wrinkles, increased skin care product absorption and smoother makeup application. 

“The skin will photograph beautifully, so it’s the perfect treatment right before high-profile events.” 

Whitman recommends having dermaplaning every four weeks to remove the dead skin cells and fine hair that have built up, but you should consult with your practitioner first. All skin types benefit from dermaplaning (including those with rosacea), with the exception of those with active acne. This treatment is also safe and effective for pregnant or nursing women. 

FAQ: “Will it make the hair on my face grow back thicker and darker?” The answer is “no.” Hormones are generally attributed to dark and thick hair growth. 

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