Benefits of Dermaplaning
The exfoliation and hair removal can leave your skin brighter and smoother. The treatment may soften fine lines and wrinkles and ease hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone. It’s also used to treat deep acne scars. How well it works really depends on your skin type, tone, and medical history.
Risks and Side Effects
Most people have little to no irritation or reaction. Short-term side effects may include:
- Red and swollen skin from the scraping
- A burning or tingling sensation for about 48 hours after the procedure
It’s not common for your hair to grow back thicker or darker. But in rare cases, dark hair may grow near your chin or “sideburns.”
Dermaplaning isn’t recommended if you have inflammatory skin conditions such as:
If you’re taking isotretinoin, a prescription medication used to treat severe acne, you should wait 6 months after you stop taking it to try dermaplaning.
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