Dermaplaning and skin basics

Spring 2020

We asked esthetician and skin expert Aleasha Ewert at Byoode Bar to explain the procedure and benefits.


What is dermaplaning?

A gentle, effective physical exfoliant. I use a medical scalpel to get close contact with the surface of the skin.

What are the benefits?

  • Physically removes the dead built-up skin cells;
  • Instantly gives you a healthy, glowing complexion;
  • Removes vellus hair (peach fuzz) gently without causing irritation like traditional methods of hair removal;
  • Helps with product absorption deep into the skin cells.

When combining dermaplaning with any other facial treatment it will double the exfoliant process and intensify anything applied afterward.

Who is it good for?

Most people can receive dermaplaning. The only skin conditions I would avoid would be:

  • Grade 3 & 4 acne where there are a lot of pustules and irritated open skin;
  • Someone with very thin skin/rosacea (more aggravated).

Why dermaplane?

Most of us don’t exfoliate enough and our skin slows down the cell renewal process after the age of 30. Staying on top of sloughing the dead skin off the surface helps regulate cell turn over, allows better product absorption, smooths the surface and reduces superficial fine lines. We all need a little help in keeping our skin happy and healthy.

What are your must-haves for the start of healthy skin?

  • Cleanser that keeps the natural moisture barrier intact and never over dries;
  • Proper moisturizer for your skin type;
  • Exfoliant for your skin needs;
  • SPF all year round (protects against the breakdown of our tissue due to exposure, lessens hyperpigmentation, and helps protect against skin cancers)


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