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What to Know about Dermaplaning

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Thinking of booking a dermaplaning appointment, but still have questions? Here’s your complimentary guide to dermaplaning: what it is, what to expect, and the benefits it can bring?

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an advanced facial exfoliation procedure. It’s essentially like having your face professionally shaved. During this procedure the aesthetician uses a scalpel-like tool called a dermatome to gently scrape away the top layer of dead skin and peach fuzz (vellus), leaving your face glowy and smooth. The main goal is trigger cellular regeneration.

Is Dermaplaning Similar to Microderabrasion?

Dermaplaning is similar to microdermabrasion in that both procedures exfoliate the skin. However, the two differ in the tools used. Dermaplaning uses a tool similar to a scalpel to scrape away the top layer of dead skin, whereas microdemrabrasion utilizes a high speed rotating brush to slough away impurities.

What are the Pros?

There are several great benefits to undergoing this procedure.

The exfoliation and removal of hair from the skin leaves your face smooth and radiant after the procedure. This process also stimulates cellular regeneration which gives you that youthful glow.

Dermaplaning can be used to treat deep acne scars. It can also combat uneven skin tone and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

This procedure may aid in cream absorption and can also help makeup go on smoother and look cleaner throughout the day.

How Long Does it Take?

Because each patient is different, the procedure can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour and a half.


After you’ve had this procedure done it is a good idea to let your skin rest and recuperate for at least several hours afterwards. During this time avoid applying any creams, serums, or makeup, as this may cause slight irritation.

Who Shouldn’t Get This Done?

While this procedure is very safe, there are some people who may be more prone to an adverse reaction after treatment.

Those with a history of eczema or psoriasis should talk to their aesthetician before treatment.

If you think you would be a good candidate for this procedure leave a comment, fill out our ‘Contact Us’ request, or give us a call and book a complimentary Skin Care Analysis and discuss your options at 425-216-7200

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