Beauty Q & A: Dermaplaning


Ever wondered how Marilyn Monroe managed to maintain her youthful and smooth skin even with all the alleged drinking and far-from-pleasant activities? Well you might have seen spa menus with this treatment and chances are you’ve overlooked them, but now it’s time to get to the bottom of the beauty procedure known as dermaplaning. 

Get inspired to try out this skin-smoothening procedure by skimming through the what is and what are. 

What is Dermaplaning? 
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive facial procedure that makes use of a sterile blade to scrape your skin’s surface. What it targets are the dead skin cells sitting atop your skin and the vellus hair—also known as peach fuzz. The result would get your smooth and fuzz-free skin. 

How it works?
Well we know that this procedure makes use of a sterile blade—but what else? Well this sterile blade will scrape away all the peach fuzz from your face. Normally, it would work on the level of your epidermis. However, with some procedures and as the layers of dead skin cells start to clear up, the blade will then penetrate a deeper level of your skin: your dermis. 

Just a note: this procedure should only be done on your cheeks—not your nose, your neck, or even your chest. 

How can you benefit from this procedure?
For one, you get fuzz free and smooth skin, that’s what you get. Another, you also allow deeper exfoliation which in turn rejuvenates and renews your skin because it encourages cell renewal. And of course, because you’ve just gotten rid of all the extra layers of dead skin cells, your beauty products will be more likely to penetrate deeper. 

Will the procedure hurt? 
Even though it involves blades, you can breathe a sigh of relief now because dermaplaning does not and should not hurt. If it does, then something is wrong with your treatment.