Skincare Procedures

Dermal Planing

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years, but many estheticians don’t even know it exists, and certainly, many don’t use it. (Editor’s note: Skin care professionals must make sure dermaplaning is within their scope of practice before doing the procedure. For a complete list of state boards with contact information, log on to www.​SkinInc.​com/​education/​statelic­ensing.) When patients hear the word dermaplaning, they quickly associate the term with the procedure known as dermabrasion, and won’t even consider it as a possible treatment. Dermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis using a whisklike device.