What is Dermaplaning?

Everything that you Need to Know about Dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing procedure performed by a certified dermatologist. This procedure gives your skin a smooth appearance, skims dead cells and unwanted hair from your face. It also removes wrinkles and deep acne scars, leaving your skin younger, clearer, smoother and brighter.

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Fast facts: Dermaplaning 

  1. There is no requirement of a recovery period after a Dermaplaning session. So it is a convenient cosmetic procedure for you.
  2. Your skin will look more youthful, radiant and bright
  3. Dermaplaning should be done by a certified and trained practitioner
  4. The procedure is safe for most people
  5. In a few people, this may cause certain side effects like redness and itching and may also lead to breakouts.

Every day, we expose our skin to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and of course, sun damage. This affects the top layer of our skin, making it look dull and aged. The procedure of Dermaplaning involves removing the layer of the affected skin and gives you radiance and shine.

What Does the Procedure Entail? 

When you visit your dermatologist’s office, you will be settled in a clean and comfortable room. Depending on your convenience, sedation options may be available. You will not feel any pain at all during the session, but you may feel a tingling session as your practitioner works on gently exfoliating your skin.

The procedure may take between 20 and 30 minutes, and it involves using a sterile, special blade. The blade is moved gently at a 45-degree angle to remove the debris, dead skin, and unwanted hair on your skin.

It is a low-risk procedure, and most women will face no side effects. However, there may be a slight redness on your face immediately after the treatment. It is essential to minimize exposure to the sun immediately after the treatment, and wearing sunscreen is necessary for a few days post your procedure.

Preparing for a Procedure 

Your provider will discuss with you skin type, skin color, and medical history. It is essential to avoid direct sun exposure for a week before the treatment. For acne-prone skin or if you have an active acne flare-up, the treatment will be postponed until the flare-up settles. 

What to Expect? 

Results will be visible after 2-3 days of the procedure, and each person may have different effects, and it is undoubtedly not comparable. However, Dermaplaning is a safe, low-risk procedure that will instantly give you smoother and visibly radiant skin.

If you are planning for a great party, a special occasion, or a night out, prepare for your dermaplaning session. It is certain to turn heads around and will leave your friends asking for the secret of your glow.

Samira Laaqissi

Samira is a Middle-Eastern beauty expert passionate about skincare and makeup. Samira lived in different Arabic countries and worked in some of the most prestigious beauty centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. That is how Samira acquired most of her knowledge about beauty and the Arabic skincare rituals.