This manual form of exfoliation is similar in theory to microdermabrasion, but without the use of suction or abrasive crystals. It is believed Cleopatra had regularly undergone dermaplaning treatments to maintain her olive tone deity. An esthetician grade, sterile blade is stroked along the skin at an angle to gently “shave off” dead skin cells from the epidermis. Dermaplaning also temporarily removes the fine hair of the face, leaving a very smooth surface. All skin types can benefit from this treatment. A chemical peel or enzyme typically follows this treatment, fully allowing products to penetrate deep into the skin, without competing with dehydrated skin or unwanted facial hair.