Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of your skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth.
How it works
If you look at the tool used for dermaplaning treatments, you may notice it looks like a surgical scalpel.
The basic concept of dermaplaning is similar. By aiming a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, you remove dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven.
Your skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage. This can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull, and it can make you look aged. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so newer skin cells are what you see when you look in the mirror.
What's Dermaplaning, the facts and the procedure
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face. It’s also called microplaning or blading.
Dermaplaning aims to make your skin’s surface smooth, youthful, and radiant. This treatment claims to remove deep scarring from acne and uneven pockmarks (indentations) on your skin. It’s also used to remove “peach fuzz,” the short, soft hairs on your face.
Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:
- acne scars
- dull skin
- dry skin
- sun-damaged skin
- Dermaplaning is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects.
- This procedure doesn’t require any downtime for recovery, which makes it extremely convenient.
- This treatment is effective for people looking to make their skin appear more youthful, smooth, and bright, but results typically only last three to four weeks, depending on your skin care routine. You would typically need to have this done once a month or before an event, for that silky smooth look.
During a dermaplaning procedure, you shouldn’t feel any pain. You may feel a tingling sensation during the treatment.
First, you’ll lie down in a clean, comfortable room. We will cleanse your skin, making sure any makeup or topical creams are removed. We then work on dry skin for the entire procedure.
We will use manual dermaplaning tool to scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, as we gently work to exfoliate the skin.
After the treatment is finished, we clean the area and we will soothe your skin with a serum.