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What is Dermaplaning

Most of us want clearer, brighter skin and slather on creams and serums in hopes of noticeable results. But if your exfoliating face mask isn’t cutting it anymore, you may want to look into dermaplaning.

What sounds like a luxury skincare treatment is something that is actually very accessible to everyone. It can even be done at home with no spa trip needed, with almost immediate results. So what is dermaplaning, and what should you know before performing this DIY skin treatment?

“The biggest difference between professional and DIY dermaplaning is the blade: in office, we use a surgical blade, which is very sharp and reduces the risk of chafing and irritation,” explains Michelle Martin-Thomas, medical aesthetician at Schweiger Dermatology Group​ in Philadelphia, PA. “DIY blades are usually—hopefully—safety blades that have a guard mechanism built into the blade. This makes it harder to cut yourself, but you run the risk of causing irritation or bumps.”

Martin-Thomas also stresses that dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation; it is for maintenance rather than long-term results. Even research concludes that results won’t be dramatic, but instead work as one part of a well-rounded skincare routine.



Source : Parade – What is Dermaplaning, and Should You Try It? Here’s What to Know About the Treatment That Gives Your Skin an Instant Glow Edited By, Ashley Lauretta

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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