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01st Feb 2024

Is Dermaplaning causing your acne? Here’s what the experts say

Kat O'Connor

Dermaplaning may make our face feel smooth but is it causing more harm than good?

Have you ever tried dermaplaning? It’s something that’s growing in popularity, but experts are advising people not to do it at home.

It may be cheaper than heading to the salon, but having an expert carry this out will help you avoid side effects, including breakouts.

Have you noticed your skin breaking out more than usual after dermaplaning?

Many people fail to realise that dermaplaning on active acne is extremely harmful as it can make your skin worse.

According to Healthline, acne breakouts are one of the most common side effects of dermaplaning.

Some of the most common side effects include redness, discolouration, breakouts, and even infection.

Lead aesthetic practitioner, Maja Swierczynska told Healthline that people who are acne-prone should be wary of dermaplaning.

“It shouldn’t be performed on active acne, as it can easily spread the bacteria and cause another flare-up,” she said.

Swierczynska says people should not try dermaplaning at home because they’re not familiar with the technique.

“In my opinion, one of the biggest dangers is that dermaplaning blades became available online. Without knowing the correct technique, such as the right angle and how you should hold the blade, you can easily cut the skin and this can lead to infection.”

The procedure is not painful and quick, but it should be done by a professional.

You may experience small cuts, dryness, and irritation following the procedure but they will only last for a few days at most.

Experts have warned people with sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, and those who suffer from cystic acne to avoid dermaplaning.