If you’re a fan of a good exfoliation – and who isn’t? – you’ve probably been hearing the term ‘dermaplaning’ and wondering why it’s not one of our treatments? Especially if you’ve got a friend or two, who swear by it as part of their glow-getting skincare regime.

What is Dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is an in-clinic treatment that exfoliates the skin by getting rid of fine vellus hair, which you most probably know as “peach fuzz” or “peach fluff”. Much like a professional barber would use a cutthroat razor to give the beard area a super close shave, Dermaplaning uses a fine scalpel blade, running it closely over the surface of your entire face. 


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Wondering why Skin Renewal doesn't offer Dermaplaning?

At Skin Renewal, we’re committed to long-term results and, while we can understand the instant appeal of Dermaplaning, the results are short-lived because the hair that’s shaved off will grow back and may even be more noticeable when it does.

This is why we offer aesthetic exfoliation procedures – microdermabrasion, superficial chemical peels and laser toning. They leave the hair on the skin’s surface intact and unaffected so that we can select the best exfoliation treatment (or combination of treatments) for your unique skin type and skin goals. 

 

Superficial exfoliation, not superficial results.  

Like Dermaplaning, depending on your unique skin, there are pros and cons to all superficial exfoliation treatments, which is where our “more than skin deep” knowledge and expertise comes in. We tailor a treatment plan to you, going beyond supposedly quick fixes and trends, to deliver the exfoliation you need with the consistent, visible improvements you want. 


Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion 

With dermaplaning, the depth and evenness of the treatment are entirely dependent on the hands the blade is in – leaving room for human error. With microdermabrasion, good treatment depth occurs through carefully selected vacuum settings, so your treatment and results are not wholly dependent on the operator.  


Dermaplaning vs. Superficial Chemical Peels

Dermaplaning doesn’t offer any skin tightening benefits, while superficial chemical peels can include skin tightening ingredients like DMAE. And, unlike dermaplaning, superficial chemical peels can be done on active acne and rosacea. 


Dermaplaning vs. Laser Toning  

Dermaplaning works solely on the surface of the skin. In contrast, laser toning (with a superficial laser) is a safe, effective, and advanced exfoliating treatment that’s not superficial at all—improving skin tone and texture while helping to treat various skin conditions. These include hyperpigmentation and melasma, chickenpox scars, acne scars, dark spots, sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Laser toning may also remove some “peach fuzz”, but this results from targeting the hair follicle. 

DERMAPLANING vs Other forms of Aesthetic Exfoliation Treatments

Dermaplaning

Microdermabrasion

Superficial
Chemical Peels

Laser Toning
(Superficial Laser)

Can be done on all skin types

YES

YES

YES

YES

Treatment depth (or evenness is operator dependant)

YES

Partly YES, but less so than dermaplaning as settings and vacuum play a huge role in getting a good treatment depth)

NO

NO

Active ingredients that can target specific skin conditions as part of the procedure (eg pigmentation or acne specific ingredients)

NO

NO

YES

NO

Skin tightening benefits as part of the procedure

NO

NO

Can include skin tightening ingredients such as DMAE - dependant on the type of peel chosen

YES

Possible allergic reactions

NO

NO

YES - if a patient is allergic to one of the ingredients in the chosen peel

NO

Great product penetration post-treatment

YES

YES

YES

YES

Superficial hair is removed

YES

NO

NO

YES, some hair may be removed

Can be done on active Acne

NO

NO

YES (an Acne specific peel)

YES

Can be done on Rosacea

Yes but not advisable

NO

YES (a Rosacea specific peel)

YES

Can be done on pigmentation

YES

YES

YES (a Pigmentation specific peel)

YES

Has multiple benefits BEYOND exfoliation and product penetration (eg treating fine lines & wrinkles)

NO

YES

YES

YES

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