Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for manually exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Using a blade and a delicate touch, the surface of the skin is abraded using light feathering strokes. Dermaplaning is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a great treatment for patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream.
Dermaplaning is particularly a great choice for those patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair reveals a smoother and brighter complexion.