Yes….I had my face SHAVED WITH A SCALPEL. Just hear me out first! (haha)
My friend Melissa from Melt By Melissa has been telling me about dermaplaning and how amazing it is for SO long now. However, I was always too nervous to try it because I was scared my peach fuzz would come back as black thick hairs haha (I bet that’s your secret fear too) . I also just didn’t understand what shaving my face with a scalpel would do! I have tried microneedling and I really liked it, but when Melissa mentioned that dermaplaning had NO downtime and would make my skin glow I was intrigued.
Well, Melissa finally convinced to give it a try. So, I decided to pick her brain so you guys can learn all about it!
What is Dermaplaning? ft. Melissa Pruett
First things first: What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation of the top layer of the skin, using a sterile surgical scalpel to remove dead cells and facial hair (peach fuzz). The provider holds the skin taut and swipes the blade up in an upward motion. It is painless, no downtime and resurfaces your entire face. You will be AMAZED at the amount of peach fuzz that comes off and how soft and glowing your skin is after. Look at this Picture:
What are the benefits of dermaplaning?
The benefits of dermaplaning are ENDLESS. It is by far my most favorite treatment (yet because I am trying new things all the time). Since it’s removing the dead skin cells sitting on top of your face with exfoliation, it can:
- Reduce fine lines & wrinkles
- Improve overall skin tone & texture
- Products penetrate deep into skin instead of sitting on top
- Removes facial peach fuzz
ANY skin type can benefit from dermaplaning. Removing the peach fuzz not only gives you the softest skin of your life, but it stops those little hairs from trapping oils, dirt, and debris on your skin. However it is not recommended to dermaplane over active acne, but it is great for acne scars and the buildup of the top layer of skin which can cause a dull complexion and acne.
Will dermaplaning make my hair grow back thicker and black?! No one wants a beard!
NO. I get that question so often but it is 100% completely a myth. We are only cutting the ends of the hair and nothing about the follicle is changed. Plus, the kind of hair follicles on our head and where men grow beards are different follicles than the ones on a woman’s face (or men’s upper/middle face). It may feel strange when it grows back because it has never been cut straight but it will not be any thicker than before.
How often should someone dermaplane to see results?
I always recommend my clients come in every 3-4 weeks because every time we dermaplane, we are removing about 3-4 weeks of dead skin that has accumulated. As with everything skincare, results are always so much better with consistency but you will see how glowy your skin is after just one treatment. Especially when you put makeup on, you will notice that it will glide on so nicely. You’ll be hooked, I promise.
Ok, now can you see how she convinced me? No downtime. No bad side effects. Great for all skin types and GLOWING skin. I went a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it. I can’t imagine my skin not being this smooth ever again. I cannot wait to go back to Melt!
If you are wondering how much dermaplaning costs it ranges between $55.00 if you are doing just dermaplaning to $125.00 for a full facial.
Watch the video below to learn more about my experience and get some expert advice from Melissa!
Have any of you tried dermaplaning? Let me know in the comments below!