What is Dermaplaning?
Skin turnover slows down from a rate of 28 days as a child to 40-120 days as an adult. One mechanism to help turn the skin over more quickly is called Dermaplaning or a Dermal Edge Peel.
This is a non-ablative treatment using a surgical scalpel for removing the outer-most layers of damaged and dead skin. A lot of the pigmentation or “brown spots” you see are superficially held in the top layers of dead keratinocytes on the surface, which is why dermaplaning is so excellent for removing dead debris.
An added benefit of dermaplaning is that the tiny vellus hairs or “peach fuzz” is also removed (this does not effect the hair growth at all). The skin is left glowing, smooth, and clean.