The goal of dermaplaning is to remove the dead skin cells and hair that cause the skin to look dull. Dermaplaning creates a fresher, smoother complexion that more readily accepts skincare products and makeup. Removing peach fuzz is also beneficial for many women, as this hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oil.

Dermaplaning is often used to brighten and complexion and create a smooth surface on which makeup can be flawlessly applied. It is also used on people with rough, dry skin, or those with hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and fine lines and wrinkles.

The Many Benefits of Dermaplaning

In addition to removing peach fuzz and creating a fresh complexion, dermaplaning has a number of benefits:

  • The trauma to the outer layer of skin caused by dermaplaning promotes the production of collagen and elastin, making it an effective anti-aging procedure.
  • Dermaplaning reduces hyperkeratosis (the buildup of the epidermis), which can cause acne and make the skin look dull.
  • Many estheticians use dermaplaning on their clients with hyperpigmentation, as it improves the penetration of products used to inhibit the production of melanin, such as kojic acid, lactic acid, and retinols.
  • Dermaplaning has been found to be an effective treatment for non-pustular and non-inflamed acne, as it improves the penetration of topical products used to treat acne and aids in the extraction process.