Have you ever looked closely in the mirror and noticed the slight ‘peach fuzz’ covering your face?  Peach fuzz aka vellus hair, is short, light hair that can appear on your face, neck and other areas of the body. Although this hair is generally unnoticeable to the naked eye, removing it through dermaplaning can make a huge difference in your complexion and result in smooth, bright, glowing skin!

What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to shave/scrape the first layer of dead skin off, along with the vellus hair. Dermaplaning originated in Japanese culture, from the kao sori (shaved face) treatment, where silky, porcelain skin is a beauty necessity.

Benefits of Dermaplaning
For a fairly simple procedure dermaplaning provides many short and long term benefits. You will see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone. Over time you can expect to see fewer wrinkles and reduced dark spots and acne scarring. It will also result in smoother application of makeup and will help keep oil/cosmetics from getting trapped in follicles and causing acne and skin imperfections.

Added Exfoliation, Maximum Results
Shaving is a great way to exfoliate, which removes dead, dull skin, revealing brighter, healthier skin underneath. Exfoliation is key to getting the most out of skin treatments, and helping your skin absorb products and lotions. Dermaplaning will maximize results of masks, facials and peels.

Does Hair Grow Back Darker/Thicker?
If you’re worried that shaving your face will result in thicker/darker hair growing back – don’t be. Vellus hair is different in the sense that once removed it will always continue to grow back at the same length, thickness and lightness as before.

Painless
Dermaplaning is one of the few hair removal treatments that is pain free. This gentle procedure is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It’s also a great alternative to more aggressive hair removal treatments like waxing or threading.

Can I Shave At Home Myself?
Although it seems like a relatively simple procedure dermaplaning (shaving) should be left to a trained professional. Professional quality blades are used, which are superior to store bought razors. Navigating the planes of your face is more complex than it sounds, especially around the forehead, upper lip and cheekbones.  Leave dermaplaning to a trained professional and save yourself from nicks, cuts and lopsided eyebrows.

Check out this video to see dermaplaning in action

 Total Wrapture Medi Spa offers dermaplaning as a stand alone service and as an add on to facial treatments. Click here to learn more about this service or contact us today to book an appointment.

Source: allure.com, skininc.com

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