This is a thing now: Women are shaving their faces. If that sounds strange, well, to be honest, it sounded strange to us, too. But we’re not talking about your average shaving cream and Bic razor in the bathroom mirror situation.

In reality, women are having their faces shaved by dermatologists, who call the procedure dermaplaning. Really that’s just a fancy name for what amounts to a scalpel facial. (You might have seen it in action late last year when this video of the treatment went viral.)

So, what actually is dermaplaning and why on earth would anyone let another person get that close to their face with a scalpel? Here’s the deal.