Dermaplaning is a gentle skin resurfacing procedure utilizing a special surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. The removal not only allows for cell renewal, but also allows for better penetration of professional and home products, optimizing their results. As an added bonus it also removes facial hair –a great procedure for patients wanting to remove lighter-colored facial hair or “peach fuzz,” which does not respond to laser treatment.
Dermaplaning is fantastic on its own, though it can also be used in combination with almost any facial or chemical peel for a greater impact. The Skinceuticals Micropeel combines dermaplaning, a chemical exfoliation, and cryogenic therapy to reduce signs of photo-damage. It improves skin texture and radiance, helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and supports healthy collagen levels for firmer skin. It is a great alternative for clients that are not good candidates for Microdermabrasion.