There is a not so new beauty treatment that takes off the top layer skin and any hair to reveal smooth, radiant skin. Also called microplaning or blading, dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. Gone are the days of peach fuzz on the face – the new look is hair-free and smooth. But with any new treatment, some questions are going to come up. Here are some answers to some of the biggest concerns.
Isn’t dermaplaning just the same thing as shaving my face? Well, sort-of but not really. Different from regular shaving, this treatment uses a small blade that actually sloughs off dead skin cells along with any wispy face hair. This makes the skin more even in tone and texture. This does seem a little serious and something I would not want to do on myself! Better to trust a trained professional with a sharp blade that is designed to take off some of my skin!
I don’t know about you, but I was always told that whatever hair you “shave” will grow back even thicker. Won’t my hair grow back thicker if I shave it off? Actually, it’s biologically impossible for hair to grow back thicker because of shaving. (I knew it!) The face hair is so thin and soft that removing it with a proper tool will have little to no impact on how it looks when it grows back. After treatment, your skin will instantly feel and look smoother and brighter.
Can’t I just buy a blade and do this to myself at home? Well, yes, you can… but just like waxing your own eyebrows or painting your own nails – most people seeking beauty want to have the best results! The best results are always achieved with a trained professional. Could you imagine? One slip to the wrist and you cut your face or shave off an eyebrow? No thanks!