The History of Dermaplaning: Who Invented This Skin-Perfecting Treatment?

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe treatment that promises a painless path to soft, radiant skin, without irritating chemicals. It involves the use of a sterile surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, as well as “peach fuzz”, known as hairs. This patented device, the first of its kind, was inspired by the spa and was originally invented in the 1970s to help treat acne. The modern skincare procedure is strangely satisfying to watch on YouTube and Instagram.

With a single treatment, dead skin cells and hair are removed for two to three weeks. The technique is a safe and painless manual exfoliation method that does not involve harsh or abrasive scrubs, which could damage the skin by leaving micro-cuts. Many don't realize that dermaplaning is popular in other cultures. Its origin comes from facilities in Japan known as kao sori (“shaved face”) that offer a facial shaving facial treatment.

Japanese women are known to desire silky smooth porcelain skin, making skin-perfecting therapies a priority. In addition, Japanese women believe that facial fluff is an unwanted feature of the face. Some Japanese women even go as far as shaving their entire bodies, including their eyebrows. So, you can imagine that the demand for facial shaving services is not a false pause for Japanese men or women.Since your peach fuzz is gone (for the time being, anyway), the makeup glides on as if you were using the best foundation ever invented.

Dermaplaning has become widespread in the past decade due to its effectiveness in treating sun damage, aging and acne.