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Deciding If Dermaplaning Is Right For You

23 September 2021 by Omniya Clinic

Exfoliation is a key part of a skincare regime, as it removes dead skin cells and stops pores from getting clogged. Dermaplaning is a useful exfoliation treatment to include in your skin health routine because of how effective it is.

If you’re unfamiliar with dermaplaning, we’re here to take you through the process and what to expect.

Dermaplaning Explained

Dermaplaning is a type of manual exfoliation procedure that involves the use of a surgical scalpel. This tool gently shaves the surface of the skin, removing the uppermost layer and peach fuzz (also known as vellus hair).

The treatment has similar principles to shaving and by aiming the sterile scalpel at a 45-degree angle, the skin is exfoliated.

What Are The Benefits Of Dermaplaning?

A Safe, Simple Treatment

Dermaplaning is a safe treatment to include in your skincare regiment. The scalpel that you use is sterile, so there is no risk of the skin being infected or contaminated by outside sources when it comes into contact with the body.

Thorough Exfoliation

When applied to the skin, dermaplaning provides a high level of exfoliation. The scalpel gets rid of dead cells, scar tissue and debris to leave the skin glowing and healthy.

It’s particularly effective when treating dull and aged skin. The body is exposed to toxins, sun damage and irritants on a regular basis and the top layer of skin may appear dull. Dermaplaning addresses these issues and lets newer skin cells shine through.

Gets Rid Of Peach Fuzz

Peach fuzz is the tiny wisps of hair that remain on the skin and for those who prefer smooth skin, dermaplaning is the right treatment for the job.

The treatment shaves down fine hairs and your skin will be soft to the touch.

Useful For Acne Breakouts

Dermaplaning is a recommended treatment for people with a history of acne. It can reduce the risk of breakouts happening in the future by clearing pores and removing dirt from the skin.

Please note that we don’t recommend dermaplaning for people who have active acne breakouts.

A Complimentary Cosmetic Procedure

As a versatile treatment, dermaplaning can be combined with these treatments for healthier skin:

What Are The Cases In Which I’m Not Eligible For Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning isn’t recommended for patients who have active acne, infection or cold sores. This is due to the potential spreading of bacteria and viruses, which could make existing conditions worse.

Other cases include people who have darker hair and conditions like polycystic ovaries disease. Dermaplaning may increase the growth of hair.

What Are The Side Effects?

The chances of developing any side effects with dermaplaning are low. You may experience these short-term effects:

  • Redness in the hours after treatment
  • Whitehead development
  • Patchy skin pigment
  • Infection and scarring in rarer cases

Book Your Dermaplaning Consultation With Omniya

We hope you’re feeling more confident with dermaplaning and if it’s something you’d like to explore then book a consultation with us for further information.

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