What is dermaplaning

What is Dermaplaning?

Before undergoing this cosmetic procedure a person needs to be well versed in what is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin peeling procedure in which the outer layer of skin is removed to achieve aesthetic effects. It is also known with the names of microplaning for bleeding.  The name is because dermaplaning is done with the help of a specialized blade which looks like a surgical scalpel.  The purpose of this technique is to provide young, glowing, and smooth skin by removing the signs of wrinkling, dryness, acne scars, and sun damage. All the skin types are suitable for this procedure.

How Does it Work?

The person after getting knowledge of what is dermaplaning, may proceed further to understand its working.  The procedure is just similar to the very antique and widely used technique that is shaving, used for the removal of facial hairs mostly in men. Instead of a blade used in shaving, the dermaplaning uses a small blade for removing debris, hair, and skin cells.

Why Dermaplaning is needed?

The outer layer of skin becomes dull, dry, and dirty due to exposure to environmental toxins ultraviolet radiations, and other microorganisms present in surroundings.  These materials, in the long run,  reduce blood circulation and produce the signs of aging such as wrinkles, reduction in collagen, and loss of skin elasticity.  Moreover, continuously dividing skin cells millet on the outer surface of the skin consequently gives an unhealthy appearance. Dermaplaning in this way produces an exfoliating role by peeling off the outermost layer of the skin and thus giving a healthy and shiny skin ahead.  This procedure is performed in skincare clinics by very skilled permanent makeup artists or certified practitioners.  This procedure is quite safe and thus very few preoperative arrangements are required. At first, the face is cleaned with the help of Alpha or beta hydroxy acids.  The practitioner sterilizes the scalpel and holds it at an angle of 45 degrees to the targeted skin area. The superficial layer of the skin is thus removed. Skin is moisturized with the help of some ointment or lotion.

Efficacy of Dermaplanning 

Dermaplanning is used for aesthetic purposes. It offers fewer therapeutic effects that are why not useful for medical conditions. It provides the following effect to the skin:

  • In cleansing by removing contaminants and oil particles
  • Reversal of aging by removing the wrinkles
  • Providing a brighter skin tone

This procedure is quite safe to use which makes it acceptable among the customers. 

Risk factors associated with dermaplaning

Despite customer attractive benefits and skin rejuvenation results, several risk factors are associated with dermaplaning treatment. However, these risk factors, as well as side effects, can be minimized if the procedure is performed by a professional permanent makeup artist. Some of the following unwanted effects can be seen after the procedure.:

  • Onset of whiteheads
  • Redness or erythema on the skin
  • Small cuts or bruises of the blades
  • Any microbial infection
  • Postprocedural scarring

In case of the appearance of such side effects, the person is properly counseled to take further care. Avoiding sun exposure, heat, exposure to dirt or allergens is highly recommended. 


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