This is a thing now, women are shaving their faces now. If that sounds strange, well, to be honest, it sounded strange to us, too. But we’re not talking about your average shaving cream and Bic razor in the bathroom mirror situation. In reality, women are having their faces shaved by dermatologists, who call the procedure dermaplaning. Really that’s just a fancy name for what amounts to a scalpel facial.So, what actually is dermaplaning and why on earth would anyone let another person get that close to their face with a scalpel? Here’s the deal. The primary use of derma planning is to get rid of peach fuzz on the face.

During a dermaplaning session, the esthetician uses a medical-grade scalpel to scrape (not cut!) across the surface of the skin. The main reason people do it is to remove the vellus hairs on their faces, also known as peach fuzz. Peach fuzz can appear almost colorless, blonde, gray, or brown (or the same color as the hair on your head). Everyone has these fine vellus hairs coating our bodies, and they are meant to keep us warm and add another layer of protection to the skin. But some people’s vellus hairs are thicker and more visible than others, and so they might want to have it removed, it can be tough to get rid of these hairs with typical hair-removal methods like waxing and threading, which makes dermaplaning a better option You can laser away vellus hairs. However, it takes several sessions to see permanent results, and laser doesn’t work for blonde and gray hairs. (Laser hair removal is best for fair skin and darker hair types.) That’s one reason why Alicia recommends dermaplaning. In order to keep the peach fuzz away, you have to come in about once a month to get a treatment.

While it might feel like getting rid of these hairs is easy to at home with a $2 blade, professionals warn against it. Any blade you get from the drugstore won’t be as sharp or as effective as the medical-grade scalpel used at the office. Also, there’s always the chance you will cut yourself in the process, causing scarring. This procedure makes you feel lighter, you will become addicted!!

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