01/10/2015 1:53 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Skin Blading Is Beauty's New Answer To A Flawless Complexion

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Remember when we all thought Kim Kardashian had lost it when she posted a photo of her face covered in blood while undergoing a vampire facial? Well, that was so 2013.

Forget your humble old granular face scrub or AHA peel -- the latest finding in the quest for eternal youth and a perfect complexion is skin blading. And yes, you guessed it -- it involves a blade very close to your skin.

"Skin blading is the ultimate in deep exfoliation, resurfacing and de-fuzzing. Using a blade to remove dull, dead surface skin cells -- the procedure helps to treat acne scarring, correct dull skin tone, reduce large or clogged pores, minimise fine lines, repair sun damage and manage dry skin," Elly Rigney, Co-Director at Muse Clinic told The Huffington Post Australia.

"After cleansing the skin, the face is pulled tight and the blade is used to quickly scrape away build up of dead cells form the surface of the skin, as well as 'peach fuzz' -- the fine hair growth on the face -- leaving skin smooth and glowing."

Treating a myriad of concerns all at once sounds like a dream, but does it hurt?

"Unlike threading, laser, waxing and even sometimes skin peels, skin blading is not at all painful. It feels like little scrapes or scratches across your skin," said Rigney.

"You can book in during your lunch break and head straight back to the office -- you might expect to have a few small grazes on the first day but this isn't always the case and if this happens it is so minor that cover up generally isn't needed."

The first few days your skin may begin to feel a little bit dry, but from day three or four you can expect to see a reduction in pigment as well fine lines.

"If you are already a fan of micro-dermabrasion, skin peels for exfoliation, this treatment takes you to the next level by removing peach fuzz as well."

Which begs the questions -- have guys who shave been skin blading all along?