Ouch! Is Dermaplaning Painful? – 10 Common Questions Answered

Almost everyone wants to have that smooth, hair-free face, yet laser treatments cost a ton of money and epilators hurt too much.

Then how about trying out dermaplaning?

  1. What is dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a beauty and cosmetic procedure that removes your skin’s outermost layers. For this technique, a blade is used to scrape off the surface layer of the skin. It is sometimes called microplaning or blading. 

  1. What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

The goal of dermaplaning is to make the surface of your skin smooth, young-looking, and bright. This treatment claims to get rid of deep acne scars that make your facial skin look uneven and removes those tiny little hairs, sometimes unnoticeable, on your face. This is also believed to exfoliate and help in minimizing your pore appearance.

  1. What are the risks of Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is commonly regarded as a safe cosmetic surgery. However, just like any other cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved. Some people might get an infection, Keloids or Hypertrophic scars, and skin discoloration. 

So be sure to consult the expert first before going through the procedure.

  1. Who can get Dermaplaning?

If you are considering getting dermaplaned, you should check out first if your skin can handle the procedure. Talk to a licensed dermatologist, or a trained healthcare provider that could assess your skin properly.

You may want to think about getting dermaplaning if you have any of the following skin problems: dull or dry skin, peeling damage from skin burn, peach fuzz, early onset of wrinkles.

  1. Who cannot undergo dermaplaning?
People with acne breakouts cannot undergo dermaplaning

People with active acne breakouts (especially cystic acne), skin growths (such as moles and skin tags) psoriasis, skin burns, skin rashes. 

  1. Is dermaplaning the same with shaving?

Although they are quite similar to one another, dermaplaning and shaving your face are two different processes. Dermaplaning provides a more thorough exfoliation of the top layer of epidermis. It should be done by a licensed and/or trained professional. 

Do-it-Yourself  (DIY) Dermaplaning or shaving the face provides you with the relief from paying costly prices of dermaplaning BUT it only addresses and removes peach fuzz. Peach fuzz — vellus hair — is the tiny, sometimes unnoticeable, hairs on your face that resemble the fruit peach’s skin.

  1. How often should I dermaplane? 

It is recommended by the professionals that dermaplaning be done every 3-4 weeks or every 4-6 weeks, as doing it too frequently might cause dryness and irritation to the skin.

  1. Is it safe to dermaplane at home?

It’s reasonable to wonder about the safety of dermaplaning, given that it entails using a sharp blade. Dermaplaning at home is safe, but there are few things you need to keep in mind. Your hands are not comparable to the hands of the professionals. If you are afraid to do it on your own, you might as well get the job done with the courtesy of the right and trained hands. 

  1. Will my facial hair grow thicker after dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning will not cause your hair to grow back thicker or darker after it has been shaved off. You can expect your facial hair to grow back the same way it did before dermaplaning.

  1. What happens to my skin after dermaplaning? 

After the dermaplaning process, your skin will most likely be red, puffy, and slightly sensitive.This will require you to take special care of your face.

Post dermaplaning needs special attention. Moisturize well

In post-dermaplaning, moisturizing is an essential part of your skin care routine to keep your face healthy. Repair your skin barrier with hyaluronic acid creams and nighttime masks to lock in the moisture. Always remember to protect your skin from the harsh UV sun rays, that is why, apply—reapply your sunscreen frequently.