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Dermaplaning is a skin care procedure that has been performed for over four decades but is now quickly gaining in popularity. Dermaplaning’s transition to mainstream is due in part to a company called BioMedic. They patented the world’s first dermaplaning blade. The blade, labeled as a 10S, was shaped like a butter knife earning it the nickname of “butter blade”. Since this blade was only sold to offices that met strict requirements, a dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon that had the blade was deemed trustworthy. This helped push dermaplaning to the forefront of the skincare industry.


What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a lot like microdermabrasion, but with additional benefits. In dermaplaning, the dermatologist exfoliates the skin by using a surgical blade to “scrape” the dead skin away from the face. It sounds scary, but there aren’t any incisions of any kind involved. The added bonus is that dermaplaning gets rid of vellus hairs, also known as peach fuzz. This is the big payoff of dermaplaning that has beauty experts buzzing everywhere. Dermaplaning provides two-in-one benefits.


FAQ’s About Dermaplaning

Even though dermaplaning is growing in popularity, many people may still have a few questions about it. We’ve provided three of the most common questions and answers below.


1. Will dermaplaning cause my peach fuzz to grow back thicker?

This is a myth that is floating around about dermaplaning. You’ll be happy to know that dermaplaning does not make your face hairs grow back thicker, darker, or longer. The only difference is that the hairs will have a blunt end instead of a pointed end when they start growing back but everything else will be the same.


2. Will my face be red or painful after the procedure?

This is another great point about dermaplaning–no downtime. In most cases, there is no redness or irritation. In the cases where there is redness, it’s only light redness–not enough to be concerned or embarrassed of. It is recommended that you really use SPF after the procedure because your skin will be especially susceptible to the sun.


3. Will it make my makeup look better?

Absolutely! Removing dead skin cells allows your skin to absorb skin care better as well as hold makeup better. Your makeup will go on smoother and last longer. You also won’t have to worry about that pesky peach fuzz showing up through your foundation.


Final Tips

Dermaplaning is great for any skin type so everyone can benefit from it. The only exception would be someone suffering from severe acne. If this is you then you may want to wait till your acne clears up. However, sans-acne you can enjoy the benefits of brighter, smoother, healthier skin with dermaplaning.