What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive facial skin procedure that uses a sharp blade for exfoliation, while also removing vellus hairs (aka peach fuzz). Professional dermaplaning is done by estheticians, registered nurses, and dermatologists in an office using a scalpel.
On the other hand, at-home dermaplaning is less expensive, less intense, and growing in popularity. It provides similar benefits while employing tools that anyone can safely use at home. Traditionally, at-home dermaplaning tools are comprised of a steel blade with wire or scalloped guards welded to it, providing a barrier between the skin and the bare blade. This blade protection is what makes dermaplaning at-home safe.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Removes peach fuzz
- Removes dead skin cells
- Increases skin permeability for skincare products
- Makeup will sit better
- Clogged pores
- Dry skin
- Dark spots
Dermaplaning reveals soft, glowing skin as peach fuzz and dead skin cells are removed. Cell turnover occurs as you physically exfoliate, promoting new skin cells to the surface, which can help soften the appearance of fine lines and improve hyperpigmentation.
This process also makes the skin more permeable, allowing for better absorption of skincare products and serums. If you wear makeup, it will sit better after removing dry skin. Fresh skin cells allow for better blending of makeup and smoother texture of skin when makeup is applied.
How is it different than shaving?
Shaving and dermaplaning both remove hair. Mechanically, they're doing this in two different ways. Traditional shaving razors approach hair at a shallower angle with bare blades. At-home dermaplaners approach hair at a steeper angle, purposefully both removing the fine hairs on your face and providing more effective exfoliation than a regular razor.
Whats Included in the Kit:
- Dermaplaner tool (includes 2 blades and 2 blade-guards; 1 precision clip)
- Dermaplaner Stand
- Dermaplaner Refill pack (10 blades and 10 blade-guards)
What's Included in the Refill:
- Leaf Single-Edge Blades (10x)
- Leaf Blade-Guards (10x)
Use + Care:
How to use:
Prep: Cleanse your face completely
Step 1: Use on either dry or moisturized. If you’re unsure about which method works best for your skin, ask your dermatologist.
Step 2: Hold your skin taut. Place the blade at a 45-degree angle against your skin.
Step 3: Use light pressure, and move in short downward strokes towards the center of your face. As needed, rinse or wipe the blade. Take your time, and get comfortable with the technique.
Finish: Rinse your skin and finish with a moisturizer
To learn more on how to use your dermaplaner, click here!
Please Note: consult your dermatologist if you ever have questions about whether using an at-home tool like this is a good fit. Potential contraindications can include:
- History of skin irritation
- Active acne
- Active sunburn
Due to the guarded blades and steeper blade-angle, Leaf Dermaplaner is not a fit for typical face shaving on masculine beards. In that case, we suggest taking a look at our Single Edge Razors.
Warning: Do not use Dermaplaner without a blade-guard.
Thoroughly rinse your tool and blade after use. Replace the blade and blade-guard once a month. Wipe the blade and blade guard with alcohol to disinfect.
Learn how to refill your Dermaplaner, here!
The two Adams behind Leaf set out to design a better razor and as it turns out, a better razor is also better for the environment. Razors are a consistent part of our grooming routine and therefore a consistent part of our waste.
Recycle both the single-edge steel blades and the steel blade-guards after use. Simply drop them into the Leaf Recycling Tin. When full, visit one of our storefronts to drop them off, or find a local scrap metal recycling facility to drop them off to, or send them back to Leaf to recycle for you.
Important: most municipality residential recycling programs aren't equipped for recycling blades, we suggest asking before attempting curbside recycling.