When it comes to your complexion, what is most important to you? Chances are you answered a clean, clear, and bright complexion–and chances are that many other women feel exactly the same way. After all, a clean, clear and bright complexion can help to eliminate feelings of self-consciousness and improve one’s confidence. That said, it is not unusual to feel that achieving this type of radiant, youthful complexion is far easier said than done and that one will have to devote endless hours of time to the effort. Fortunately, there is a way to easily and successfully remove layers of dead, dull skin to reveal the smoother, brighter skin one desires–through a dermaplaning facial.

What is a Dermaplaning Facial?

A dermaplaning facial is a type of exfoliating treatment that involves the use of a small scalpel in order to gently and safely scrape off the peach fuzz and top layer of dead skin cells that rest upon your face. The removal of peach fuzz can be helpful because this soft, fine hair can actually work to trap cosmetic products so that they don’t go on as smoothly as intended and desired, while the removal of dead skin cells obviously eliminates the dull effect these skin cells produce on our face and allows for better absorption of skin care products.

In order to perform a dermaplaning facial treatment, the aesthetician will first cleanse and dry your face. Then she will hold an area of your skin taut and use small, quick upward strokes to scrape off peach fuzz and dead skin cells with a small, sterile scalpel. While dermaplaning can sound like an intense experience, it is not at all uncomfortable. In fact, many women have compared it to the sensation of shaving the legs with a well-lubricated and sharpened razor that glides smoothly over the skin. Others have said that it is a really relaxing experience. There are no undesirable side effects as a result of receiving dermaplaning, though your newly exposed skin will likely look pink and be extremely sensitive to the sun, so will need to be protected. However, you will notice that your skin feels incredibly soft, much like a baby’s skin, as through the removal of fine hair and dead skin cells it has been restored to this basic state.

Additional benefits of dermaplaning include:

A dermaplaning facial treatment is safe for all skin types and is an excellent method of exfoliation that avoids the use of harsh chemicals. This professional treatment is performed by trained and experienced technicians who are able to achieve the best results possible. In other words, you should never try any version of dermaplaning at home and should only rely on professionals to perform this service for you. The only caution extended is that like other exfoliating treatments, it is important not to overdo it, as this can cause irritation and inflammation. The best dermaplaning benefits can be achieved by receiving this amazing treatment every four weeks since one treatment removes roughly three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells and the skin should be allowed to rejuvenate fully before it is treated again.