Dermaplaning, also known as microplaning or blading, is a non-invasive procedure for the removal of the outermost layers of dead skin cells on the face. It is an exfoliative technique that uses the edge of a scalpel moved at an angle superficially along the surface of the skin to smooth and exfoliate the surface and to remove fine hairs. While it is effective for exfoliation, It also works well for the same purpose following the removal of heaped up age spots (seborrheic keratoses). This skincare technique is entirely painless.
Dermaplaning tends to work best because of its ability to promote deeper and more even penetration of the skin. A decrease in matrix proteins like collagen and elastin are to blame for visible signs of aging (wrinkles and dark spots) and dermaplaning helps promote the production of these proteins.
Not only does dermaplaning even out the texture of your skin, it helps make the color appear smoother too. The process is beneficial for hyper pigmentation because it helps fend off the things in your body that inhibit production of melanin, which is what gives your skin its color.
What's better than getting smooth, glowing skin? Getting smooth, glowing, hairless skin. Dermaplaning also gets rid of the vellus hairs (affectionately known as "baby hairs" or "peach fuzz") on the surface of your face in the process of removing dead skin cells.
One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning, is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. This is a total myth! Dermaplaning will have the same effects on your facial hair as shaving your face with a razor, and will not change the texture or number of hair follicles you have on the surface of your face.