Dermaplaning is a popular esthetic service that has been gaining a great deal of attention on social media lately. So what exactly is dermaplaning and what should you know before you try one of the year’s hottest skincare services? Read below to find out!

What is Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It may also be called microplaning or blading.

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that involves a dermatologist or licensed medical aesthetician gently scraping the surface of your skin with a surgical scalpel to remove the build up of dead skin. While anyone can experience awesome results from dermaplaning, this service is best suited for clients looking for a solution to their acne scars, dull or dry skin, sun-damage, and fine lines.

But that’s definitely not all. Other bonuses to dermaplaning include removal of that stubborn peach fuzz (seriously, it makes your face super soft), a foundation application that looks smoother, and the ability to allow your skincare products to absorb better into your skin.

Is Dermaplaning Safe

Dermaplaning is safe and effective for most skin types, so side effects will be minimal. It’s normal for skin to be slightly pink for a few hours after dermaplaning. Otherwise, it’s a safe and effective tool for manual exfoliation.

However, people with the following skin issues should avoid dermaplaning:

  • Active acne
  • Extremely┬ásensitive skin
  • Open wounds or raised lesions
  • An allergy to nickel
  • Use of Accutane within six months

Interested in learning more about dermaplaning? Executive Spa & Massage in Joplin offers more than just massage and sauna treatments – we now offer a huge menu of esthetic services, too! Contact our esthetician in Joplin today to book your appointment!