Small hairs called vellus hair or peach fuzz cover your body. These fine, light-colored hairs serve an important purpose: they help protect your skin and support temperature regulation. While peach fuzz may serve a purpose, you don’t necessarily want it on your face.
If you’re bothered by peach fuzz, dermaplaning might be the answer. Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive exfoliating procedure that banishes peach fuzz and dead skin cells 一 and it’s available here at Sage Wellness and Medspa.
New to dermaplaning? Read on as board-certified nurse practitioner Yvette Gonzalez highlights the many benefits of dermaplaning.
While dermaplaning is sometimes referred to as face shaving, it’s much more than that. Dermaplaning is an exfoliation procedure designed to remove the surface layers of your skin. After applying a topical numbing cream, Ms. Gonzalez uses a dermatome 一 a handheld device with an oscillating blade 一 to evenly exfoliate and remove the top few layers of dead skin, revealing radiant skin below.
We hear this question often, but no, it doesn’t. Dermaplaning doesn’t permanently remove your peach fuzz, but you don’t have to worry about it growing back thicker or darker. Peach fuzz (vellus hair) isn’t the same type of hair as beard hair, or leg hair. Those are called terminal hairs, and they are thicker and coarser. That means that dermaplaning can finally get rid of that pesky peach fuzz!
While most people receive dermaplaning on their face, you can get it anywhere you’re bothered by peach fuzz. Here are five reasons to consider this procedure:
As the oscillating blade removes the top layer of skin, it also skims off the peach fuzz and layers of dead skin cells. Not only does your face feel silky smooth but it also boosts your confidence.
Dead skin is dull and rough in texture and can make it hard for your skincare products to penetrate your skin. Your skin may seem dry even if you apply face cream. Because dermaplaning removes dead skin, skincare products penetrate the skin more readily, which in turn, makes them more effective.
Many cosmetic treatments are off-limits for pregnant and expecting women, but dermaplaning isn’t. Dermaplaning is low-risk for pregnant and nursing women because it doesn’t require any chemicals, which is often the issue with other treatments for pregnant women.
Removal of the top layer of dead skin cells makes your body think it’s wounded, so it boosts collagen production. The increased collagen production helps decrease fine lines and wrinkles, smooth away acne scars, and improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Banishing your peach fuzz has another benefit: your makeup will look better! With peach fuzz out of the way, your foundations and concealers glide on smoothly.
If you're ready to rejuvenate your skin without surgery or other invasive procedures, consider dermaplaning. Call Sage Wellness and Medspa today and experience the benefits of dermaplaning for yourself. You can also use our online booking feature to schedule an appointment at our Plantation, Florida, office.