Research on dermaplaning's ability to reduce hyperpigmentation
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that involves using a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face. While dermaplaning is primarily used to improve the texture and appearance of the skin, there is some research to suggest that it may also be beneficial for treating hyperpigmentation.
A 2019 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that dermaplaning was effective in reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation in individuals with skin types IV-VI. The study included 28 participants who underwent six dermaplaning treatments over the course of three months. At the end of the study, 71.4% of participants reported significant improvement in hyperpigmentation, with an average improvement of 50%.
The study also found that dermaplaning was well-tolerated and had minimal side effects. Only one participant experienced minor post-treatment erythema (redness).
While more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of dermaplaning for treating hyperpigmentation, these findings are promising. If you're considering dermaplaning for hyperpigmentation, it's important to consult with a licensed skincare professional to determine if it's the right treatment for you.
Mr. Lulu recommends oil-planing, a controlled dermaplaning method where an oil is used during treatment. The Brightening Face Oil is the oil that is effective to work with dermaplaning.