What is dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is a manual, non-invasive, skin resurfacing procedure that uses a special surgical scalpel blade to remove the top layers of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning is performed on the entire face. It improves the appearance of acne-scarred skin and smoothes out facial wrinkles on the upper layers of the face. It is also an excellent treatment for melasma and environmentally damaged skin. Dermaplaning is the alternative for removing unwanted hair including vellus (light) hair or “peach fuzz” which is difficult to treat with light therapy or lasers. Facial hair does not grow back darker and thicker, but returns slowly and becomes sparser with each treatment.
Your dermaplaning treatment will last 30-45 minutes. During your treatment, your provider will hold your skin taught with one hand while gently scraping the scalpel blade against the skin. You will feel little to no discomfort. Immediately after your treatment, your skin will feel soft and smooth, and look radiant.
Because dermaplaning exposes the top layers of the epidermis, it creates a more efficient response from other treatments like peels and facials. Topical treatments and home care products can also be more effectively absorbed and can penetrate deeper following a dermaplaning treatment. Dermaplaning is appropriate for every skin type, especially those with hypersensitive skin.
This gentle treatment improves dull, ruddy complexions by gently removing the top layer of dry and sun-damaged skin cells. This also removes the “peach fuzz” resulting in baby smooth skin. You can receive a single dermaplane treatment or combine Dermaplaning with a facial or peel for added exfoliation.
Questions & Answers
What is the dermaplaning procedure? Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, manual method of facial skin exfoliation. It also removes the vellous facial hairs (peach fuzz) which can trap hair and oil causing clogged pores and acne.
Does the hair grow back thicker after dermaplaning? No, the light, soft hair of the face will not grow back thicker or darker after dermaplaning.
Can dermaplaning be combined with other procedures? Yes! Combining dermaplaning with chemical peels and other facial procedures can enhance these treatments giving you a better result.
Are there other names for dermaplaning? Yes, dermaplaning is also known as epidermal leveling.
How often can my skin be dermaplaned? You can have dermaplaning once every month.