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Dermaplaning is one of the most innovative and popular hair-removal treatments to grace the beauty world in recent years. The use of a thin, precise scalpel works wonders as a gentle but effective method of exfoliation, prepping the skin for a variety of related treatments and care procedures. 

But as with any beauty trend, it can be difficult to discern whether this is simply a passing and fanciful fad, or a method that will form the crux of skincare for the foreseeable future. In this article, we review some of the pros and cons of dermaplaning to help you decide whether it’s the right choice for you and the skin you’re in.

The Pros of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning involves the use of a thin and super-precise scalpel to exfoliate and partially remove a layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. The application of the sharp tool is an excellent way to stimulate the production of skin cells in this dermal layer, and because it’s minimally invasive, the downtime and duration of recovery is remarkably quick.

Other advantages of dermaplaning include its appropriateness for those with sensitive skin. Some individuals naturally have sensitive skin that can be irritated or inflamed by even the mildest procedures and ingredients. Pregnant women often experience similar symptoms during their term of “expectancy”, too. But dermaplaning is an effective, low-irritation exfoliation treatment for those with sensitive skin, whether they’re expecting a child or simply expecting great results. 

Dermaplaning is also a fantastic preparatory treatment for other skincare processes like microblading, laser skin resurfacing, facials, chemical peels and more. It’s a great way to prepare the skin for future beautification because, as most people know, exfoliation readies the epidermal layers for moisturization and other treatments, whether it’s to reduce acne scars, eliminate dryness, or minimize discoloration.

On top of all these benefits, dermaplaning also evens out the texture of the skin, so when you apply makeup, moisturizers, or other products to your skin or hair, you can expect it to go on smoothly and to distribute with optimal balance. 

The Cons of Dermaplaning

With so many benefits to consider, it’s worth noting a few minor drawbacks of dermaplaning.

Compared to other hair-removal treatments like waxing and tweezing, dermaplaning can be a bit more expensive. And unlike waxing, dermaplaning does not fully remove hair from its follicle, so hairs might grow back a bit sooner than other methods. 

Furthermore, just as every individual has different skin types and sensitivities, every person has a different hair-growth cycle. Therefore, some individuals may find dermaplaning to be highly effective in staving off the onset of regrowth, whereas others may not notice a significant difference in delaying the natural process. 

Lastly, those considering dermaplaning should find an alternative if they have a history of cystic acne or are currently dealing with a related dermatological condition.

Interested in Dermaplaning?

If, after reading, you believe that dermaplaning is a good option for you and your hair-removal needs, please give us a call at Skin MB. Our medispa specializes in a number of effective beauty, skincare, and hair treatments that can be customized to suit any personal needs or goals you may have. 

We hope you’ll give dermaplaning a try, and we look forward to booking your appointment very soon!