12 Dermaplaning Benefits – Why You Need to Try This Facial

By Emily M.| Last updated on March 31, 2023
⏱️ 5 min read

With so many skincare treatments out there, it’s hard to pick the right one for you. Especially when trying to find a treatment that brings great results without many downsides.

This is what separates dermaplaning from the rest. This treatment is sort of two-in-one: it exfoliates and it’s also a hair removal technique. It’s completely non-invasive, works for pretty much anyone, and there’s no downtime!

So comparing the many dermaplaning benefits – among which is rejuvenation and more evened out skin tone – to its downsides, getting dermaplaning seems like a no-brainer.

Let’s discuss the benefits of dermaplaning.

A Quick Recap – What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning, or dermablading, is a skincare treatment in which a surgical scalpel is dragged against the skin.

The blade removes the top layer of the skin and with it all the dead skin cells, hairs, dirt, excess sebum, and dry patches accumulated on it. By effectively exfoliating, it brings a new skin layer to the surface, resulting in a brighter, healthier, more youthful-looking complexion.

Find more detailed information on dermaplaning here.

Dermaplaning benefitsImage source: Instagram @citrineandsoulaesthetics

What Are the Biggest Dermaplaning Benefits?

The biggest selling point of dermaplaning is smooth, clear, and radiant skin. This treatment can help with acne scars, sun damage, fine lines, and dryness in the long run.

But those are just a few of the dermaplaning benefits. This skincare procedure also offers a number of other benefits, some of them surprisingly similar to those provided by more complex (and more expensive) facials.

Let’s take a look at the biggest dermaplaning benefits in more detail:

It Improves Your Complexion Overall

Your skin’s daily exposure to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and harmful UV rays takes a toll on your skin, regardless of what products you use to lessen the effects. The top layer becomes duller as time goes on and exfoliating products can only do so much.

Because dermaplaning gets rid of the stratum corneum with all the dead skin cells and vellus hairs on it, your skin appears healthier, brighter, and more youthful. The skin tone is more evened out and hyperpigmentation, scarring, and fine lines are all less visible.

It Removes Peach Fuzz

Some people use this treatment as a facial hair removal technique. Although the hairs on your face are tiny and almost invisible, you’d be surprised at how much they affect product application.

And don’t worry – your hair won’t grow back thicker and it won’t create any stubble. This only influences the visible part of the hair – the root isn’t affected, so the texture of the hair stays the same.

Face before and after dermaplaningImage source: Instagram @morethanjust_a_prettyface

Better Makeup Application…

Smooth skin equals smooth makeup application!

Your makeup products get stuck on the hair more than you realize. That’s why your makeup may appear cakey. Plus, rough spots and dry patches are also removed allowing the products to sink in better.

The makeup will go on much more natural-looking, instead of just sitting on top of the dead skin.

…And More Effective Skincare Routine

Dermaplaning also improves the absorption of skincare products.

Hairs and dead skin don’t only get your makeup stuck onto them – this happens with skincare products as well. They drink up most of them, preventing deeper layers of the skin from benefiting from the ingredients.

A hairless face with freshly unclogged pores + products with beneficial ingredients = maximum benefits from your skincare routine!

Anti-Aging Effects

By helping new skin cells resurface, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is minimized.

Dulled skin is most often what causes the skin to look aged. Dermaplaning not only reveals a new, more youthful-looking skin layer underneath, but it actively promotes collagen production too by aiding in skin cell turnover.

Benefits of dermaplaningImage source: Instagram @skin.by.angeline

It’s Very Universal

All skin types can get dermaplaning.

It works especially well for those with dry skin as it removes the cracked epidermis and helps moisturizers sink in deeper. But it is also great for those with oily skin as it helps remove excess oils and sebum and helps unclog pores.

It’s an exfoliating treatment, but a gentle one. For those that have sensitive skin, a lot of exfoliating procedures are off-limits. Because this treatment doesn’t use any chemicals, it’s a great choice for those who are prone to allergic reactions, and even pregnant women.

It Unclogs Pores

Dermaplaning removes dirt, oils, and excess sebum from the pores. In that sense, it serves as a deep cleaning treatment.

Cleaner pores appear smaller, which contributes to looking younger. Pore size is related to age – the bigger your pores appear, the older you look, so you definitely want them as tiny as possible!

Effects of dermaplaning on congested skinImage source: Instagram @realestetica

And Prevents Breakouts

By unclogging and cleaning your pores, this treatment is very helpful for preventing future breakouts. Exfoliation gets rid of excess sebum and stops it from accumulating in one area, so it decreases the chances of bacteria-induced acne.

Although people with active breakouts shouldn’t get dermaplaning, those that have acne scarring from previous breakouts will benefit a lot. Dermaplaning can ease some of the redness and hyperpigmentation from acne scars.

Besides, it makes acne products work more effectively.

It’s Quick & There’s No Downtime

This is a quick and simple facial that requires no downtime. Usually, you’re done within an hour and you can get right back to your day.

While there is no downtime, there are a few post-treatment directions to follow. But nowhere near the strict rules of other, more invasive facial treatments.

Avoiding the sun, using SPF, and gentler products are the most basic guidelines.

It’s Painless & Non-Invasive

Even though it might sound scary, this treatment is completely painless. The sensation is the same as the one you get while shaving your legs.

It doesn’t require any harsh chemicals that can burn your skin, nor any piercing with needles, yet the effect resembles the ones you’d get with a chemical peel or microneedling.

It’s Oddly Satisfying

It may not sound like it, but this treatment is weirdly enjoyable and relaxing. Especially compared to other skin treatments; there’s no squeezing, tugging, or piercing of the skin surface.

Plus, people love actually seeing all the residues that are removed.

You Can Even Do It at Home

While not as effective as a salon visit, the at-home treatment still provides many of the dermaplaning benefits.

A professional treatment can exfoliate deeper because pros use a surgical scalpel. Doing that yourself is definitely not recommended, but that’s why there are plenty of tools made specifically for the at-home version of this treatment.

If you wish to try it out, it’s really simple. Just follow our step-by-step guide on at-home dermaplaning facials.

Girl doing a dermaplaning facial at homeImage source: Freepik

In Conclusion

Dermaplaning benefits exceed its downsides by a mile. This treatment is completely non invasive and doesn’t require any recovery period or have any strict aftercare rules.

The best part is this treatment can be done as a one-time thing; it’s not something you need to do continuously. So, why not try it out?

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