Dead cells collect on the surface of your skin no matter how well you care for it. This buildup clogs your pores and hair follicles, resulting in acne, dull skin, and fine lines. The dead cells also make it more difficult for skincare products to penetrate your skin, reducing their effectiveness.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that exfoliates the face by gently scraping away dead skin cells. This procedure removes the tiny vellus hairs (“peach fuzz”) that grow on your face and results in healthy, smooth skin. When performed by a professional, dermaplaning is a safe treatment that leaves your skin vibrant and glowing.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Smooths and rejuvenates skin
- Provides even tone and texture
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Eliminates annoying peach fuzz
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Allows for easier penetration of skincare products
- Improves the application of makeup
- Safe for all skin tones and types
- No downtime
Dermaplaning is beneficial for patients with dull skin, fine lines, dry patches, and sun damage. This procedure benefits all skin tones and can leave your skin feeling refreshed and noticeably brighter. Dermaplaning can be performed by itself or in preparation for an additional non-surgical facial procedure.
Because dermaplaning scrapes off the top layer of damaged skin with a small blade, it is not intended for those with highly sensitive skin, such as those with rosacea or inflamed acne, as it may exacerbate symptoms.
Dermaplaning is performed by a licensed aesthetician and takes 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The treatment begins with a deep cleansing and drying of the skin. Using a blade similar to a surgical scalpel, your aesthetician gently scrapes the surface of the face, removing dead skin and peach fuzz.
This treatment requires no anesthetic or numbing cream. Most patients liken the feeling of dermaplaning to that of shaving their legs.
Dermaplaning requires no downtime or recovery period. You may experience some initial redness but this will subside on its own within a few hours. Patients can return to work and their normal activities immediately following treatment but should refrain from wearing makeup for a day or so to allow the skin to rest.
Your skin will be highly sensitive to the sun following your treatment. A broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) should be used every day to protect your skin.
After a dermaplaning session, you can expect to see smoother, brighter, healthier skin with no peach fuzz.
Repeated treatments are necessary to extend results, and dermaplaning can be incorporated into your regular skincare routine. Most patients are required to wait at least one month between treatments.