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Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair ("peach fuzz") from the face. Dermaplaning can also be referred to as microplaning or blading.


Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:

  • acne scars

  • dull skin

  • dry skin

  • sun-damaged skin

  • fine wrinkles   

The procedure

During a Dermaplaning procedure, no pain should be felt. A tingling sensation may be felt during the treatment.

An electronic or manual Dermaplaning tool is used to scrape over the skin at a 45-degree angle. This will continue for 20 to 30 minutes, on average, to gently exfoliate the skin.

How it works

If you look at the tool used for dermaplaning treatments, you may notice it looks like a razor you would use on your body hair.

The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving. By aiming a sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across your skin, dead cells, scar tissue, and other debris that may be making your skin’s surface look uneven can be removed.

The skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage which can cause the top layer of skin to appear dull and aged. Dermaplaning clears away these damaged skin cells revealing new and smoother skin.

Dermaplaning: Fast facts

  • Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of the skin. The procedure aims to remove fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface look smooth.

  • Dermaplaning is safe for most people, with little risk of side effects when it’s performed by a certified clinician.

  • 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, however results typically only last three weeks.


Procedure Time

Down Time

Skin Types

Price/ Procedure


Topical Anesthetic

30-60 mins.






Before & After

Frequently asked questions

Preparing for Dermaplaning

Before you have a dermaplaning treatment, you will require a consultation, where your medical history, skin type, and skin coloring will be discussed, as well as the results you would like to achieve. If you have an active acne flare-up, you may need to reschedule your appointment to avoid irritating the skin further or tearing the skin surface. Direct sun exposure will need to be avoided in the week prior to your appointment, as sun damage, such as a sunburn, could compromise your skin and make the treatment painful.

What to expect

You don’t need to plan any downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment. You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three days right after the procedure. You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results. As any redness subsides, you’ll be able to see the results more clearly in the days afterward. Results of dermaplaning aren’t permanent. After three weeks to a month, your results will have faded. After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to be extra careful about sun exposure. Sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning, or create pigment blotches on treated skin. In the weeks after a dermaplaning treatment, suncreen should be used daily.

What should I expect post treatment?

Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure. Post treatment you may experience slight redness which may last a few hours. Some people may also develop whiteheads on their skin in the day or two after dermaplaning.