Dermaplaning, also called skin resurfacing, means removing the top layers of your skin. Since many of our most visible problems appear in these top layers, removing them can lessen the surface appearance of these issues.
Removing the outermost layers of skin eliminates dead cells and debris that can make your skin look dull and tired. It also removes fine facial hair.
A small, very sharp, sterile blade slides across your skin at an angle, scraping away the upper layers of dead skin cells. This skin resurfacing takes away the outer layers of skin that have lost their healthy glow, allowing the brighter, clearer skin underneath to show through.
Because the body’s outer layers of skin consist only of dead cells waiting to be shed, removing them causes no damage to your living skin cells. However, these dead cells play a role in protecting your skin from UV damage, so after dermaplaning, you will need to be vigilant about wearing sunscreen.