Dermaplaning is a type of exfoliation treatment where a scapel or other surgical instrument scrapes away the three layers: the epidermis, Vellus hairs, and the topmost area of the Stratum Corneum. Vellus hairs, commonly called “peach fuzz,” are very fine hairs that cover the skin. The epidermis is the top layer of skin.
A buildup of various oils and dirt can occur in hair follicles, so removing vellus hairs and dead skin can lead to brighter, smoother, and healthier-looking skin. By removing the hair, acne scars and wrinkles are minimized; skin may increase in firmness and elasticity; and the skin’s texture becomes more even.