Dermaplaning, also known as microplaning or blading, is a non-invasive procedure that removes the outermost layers of dead skin cells on the face. This exfoliating treatment targets the outer surface layers of dead skin using a very small blade with small light strokes along the skin. Similar to shaving, the blade is held at an angle, and swept along the skin in quick movements. Because dermaplaning is a gentler form of exfoliation, clients experience little to no irritation. The result is radiant glowing skin. Not only does dermaplaning remove a layer of dead skin cells it also removes any unwanted vellus hair also known as “peach fuzz.” It is a great alternative to waxing especially for those who are sensitive to wax. It leaves the skin hair free, smooth, and glowing. Dermaplaning is also beneficial for clients who are pregnant or nursing, and who would like an exfoliating treatment, but are not allowed to use peeling agents because pregnancy is a contraindication for a chemical exfoliation treatment.
During your skincare consultation, your esthetician will discuss a treatment plan with you based on your skincare goals and needs. For most, receiving a dermaplaning treatment every 3 to 4 weeks is optimal. Dermaplaning is also beneficial to receive one week following laser hair removal on the face. It helps to decongest the skin and prevents ingrown hairs.
FAQ’s about Dermaplaning
How long does the treatment take?
As a stand along treatment it can take about 30 min.
Do you only Dermaplane the face?
Yes, we only dermaplane the face.
Can Dermaplaning be combined with other treatments?
Yes, we also include it in our micropeels.
Can Dermaplaning make your vellus hair or “peach fuzz” grow back coarser or thicker?
No, this is a common myth, but if shaving hair caused it to grow back thicker balding men would be shaving their heads in order to stimulate hair growth. The hair growth will grow back at the same rate and texture.