Another method to improve skin flaws, including those caused by acne scars, aging, and sun damage, is epidermal leveling or dermaplane. A specially designed stainless steel surgical blade is used to manually exfoliate a portion from the top layer of the epidermis. Additionally, the vellus hair, or "peach fuzz" is also removed. This combination leaves the skin tightened and satiny smooth! Unless contraindicated, the treatment is enhanced by applying a light chemical polish. There is no pain, no down-time and no peeling! Immediate results are seen and improve with each session. Dermaplane is suitable for men and women and for most skin types. Since the addition of chemical is optional, this procedure is safe during pregnancy and for nursing mothers.