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:
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.
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.
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.
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.