People often think that they are one and the same. They are not. Dermaplaning is performed by trained professionals using a surgical scalpel on tautly stretched skin. Shaving with a razor may remove the hair, but the exfoliation from a razor is far less than that of dermaplaning. Shaving also blunts the end of the hair, which can lead to ingrown hairs, razor burn, and a stubbly feel when it grows back. Dermaplaning requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region and resurfaces skin on a much deeper and more effective level than shaving. It cuts the hair at a perfect angle, so the hair is softer when it grows back.
Dermplaning has zero downtime. You will need to wear sunscreen after the treatment (although you should always wear sunscreen!) to reduce chance of redness.
Dermplaning is usually performed monthly. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about two-three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal thirty day rejuvenation cycle before the treatment is done again.
*Disclaimer: The results described and displayed here and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have received those services. All results may vary and may not be permanent. The Aesthetic Center does not make guarantees of results.