Can Dermaplaning Help with Acne?

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure that exfoliates the outer layer of the skin and removes peach fuzz and other dead skin cells from the face. It can help reduce the chance of clogging pores and rashes, as it removes bacteria, dirt, and sweat. It is also used to treat deep acne scars with a portable instrument called a dermatome. This device looks like an electric razor and has an oscillating blade that moves back and forth to evenly remove superficial layers of skin surrounding craters or other facial defects.

Dermaplaning treatments not only revive the skin, but also remove peach hair or lint from the face. However, there are certain conditions that may require postponing dermaplaning, such as taking medications to help your skin, having uncontrolled diabetes, taking blood-thinning medications, or being at high risk for keloids. What you do after your dermaplaning session is crucial if you want to keep your skin looking healthy and fresh, as well as reduce the appearance of your scars. In addition to helping you have very soft skin, dermaplaning also softens the uneven texture of the skin and gives you a softer base for your foundation and makeup (since it also works as a facial hair removal treatment), which means you won't have any more pasty makeup.

Right after dermaplaning, the skin can deeply absorb and benefit from a chemical peel in a way it can't on other occasions. Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are exfoliating treatments for the skin that aim to soothe the skin. Dermaplaning leaves skin a little brighter and smoother by scraping the top layer of dead skin cells, peach fuzz and excess oil with a scalpel. While dermaplaning uses the edge of a knife to remove dead skin cells, microdermabrasion “sands” the skin with an abrasive surface.

You will see noticeable improvements almost immediately after your dermaplaning and facial dermaplaning. However, sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning or create pigment spots on newly discovered skin cells. Laser Aesthetic Center can help you gain the confidence you need not to use foundation with dermaplaning and microneedling treatments for acne scars.