What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses a surgical blade to gently scrape the top layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). The goal of this exfoliating treatment is to improve product absorption, smooth out rough skin, and give the complexion a radiant appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

The following individuals are good candidates for Dermaplaning:

  • Individuals with fine facial hair (vellus hair) or peach fuzz.
  • Those seeking smoother skin texture and improved product absorption.
  • Suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin.
  • Candidates with acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or dull complexion.
  • People looking for a non-invasive exfoliation method.
  • Those without active acne or irritated skin.
  • Individuals with realistic expectations, as results are temporary.
  • Best for those without a history of keloid scars or excessive facial hair.
  • Not recommended for those with active skin infections or lesions.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

During dermaplaning, the top layer of dead skin cells and fine facial hair are carefully scraped away using a sterile surgical blade. Our medical professional will begin with cleansing the face. The topmost layer of skin and peach fuzz are then removed using a 45-degree angle cut with the blade. By exfoliating the skin, this procedure improves the skin's texture and helps skincare products absorb better. Dermaplaning is a short, non-invasive technique that leaves skin feeling more vibrant and brighter.

The Dermaplaning Procedure

Our medical professional will cleanse the treatment area to remove any make-up, dirt, and oil from your skin. A gentle toner may be applied to help close up your pores so that no debris will get into your pores during the dermaplaning treatment.

Next, we will gently pull your skin tightly and lightly glide the blade in an upward motion using delicate strokes. Dermaplaning can be done as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a facial.

Finally, your face will be rinsed clean. Once the skin is dry the medical professional will apply a serum and moisturizer.

Post-Treatment Care

After your dermaplaning treatment, your skin will be vulnerable. Because the outer lay of dead skin has been removed it may be sensitive for three days to a week after treatment. To take care of your skin, it is important you follow the simple aftercare advice we give you. Post-treatment guidelines include:

The post-treatment care instructions are mostly a list of things to avoid to take care of the new skin. We may have additional guidelines for you to follow, such as specific products that should and should not be used.

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Common Questions

This depends on your natural rate of skin cell turnover; however, we recommend that it be done once a month to see optimal results. For patients with sensitive skin, we may recommend it every 6 weeks.

Yes. In fact, this is an excellent preparation for many other skincare treatments or facials. Our medical professional will help you explore additional treatment options that will work best for your skin.

Recovery is different for everyone; however, most patients expect the redness and swelling to subside after one week.

No. Dermaplaning does not interfere with the follicular structure of the hair.

In the week prior to your appointment, its important to discontinue the use of exfoliants as well as retinol products to prevent irritation.

While you can buy a DIY dermaplaning treatment kit, you probably shouldn’t. Dermaplaning tools are readily available on retailer shelves, but we recommend leaving this treatment to a trained professional.

Dermaplaning Recap

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Treatment Length

30 - 45 minutes

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How long does the treatment last?

3 - 4 weeks

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Each individual’s treatment, results and/or discomfort level may vary based upon the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, as well as the service provider’s judgment and only after further discussion of the patient’s specific situation, goals, risks and benefits and other relevant information. Results cannot be guaranteed.