Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method that involves gently scraping off the top layer of dull, dead skin cells and vellus hair to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. The procedure begins with the thorough cleansing of the face using a gentle pH balanced cleanser. Then, 10% povidone iodine is applied to the face to prevent skin infections. The skin is held taut as a sterile surgical blade is used to scrape the surface of the skin starting with the lower portions. After scraping, excess dead skin and iodine is removed from the face and then a light moisturizer and a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF is applied. The procedure takes around 40-50 minutes.