Dermaplaning is a light cosmetic procedure that exfoliates your skin to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells.


Your skin is exposed daily to environmental toxins, irritants, sun damage, and other factors, causing your skin to appear dull. Dermaplaning is a skin resurfacing technique that is used to remove debris packed into the top layers of your skin, improving overall appearance.

Dermaplaning can be done for any skin type and those with acne scars, dull or dry skin, sun-damaged skin, or fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermaplaning vs. dermabrasion vs. microdermabrasion: What’s the difference?

Dermaplaning, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are all skin resurfacing procedures. Each procedure uses different tools and takes off different amounts of skin. Dermaplaning uses a scalpel (knife) or razor to remove skin. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure. Microdermabrasion is a nonsurgical procedure that uses an exfoliating blade to sand away your skin to smooth it and remove the appearance of scars.

the dermaplaning process

Dermaplaning removes fine vellus facial hair that traps oil and bacteria and damaged skin cells, resulting in more youthful, smoother, and brighter skin accompanied by the newer skin cells.

We begin by gently cleansing and scrubbing the face to remove excess debris. A sterile dermatome is then used to remove the top layer of skin in a gentle scraping motion.

dermaplaning candidates

Dermaplaning is for you if you struggle with:

  • Acne scars.
  • Actinic keratosis (scaly skin patches that can lead to skin cancer).
  • Dull or dry skin.
  • Peach fuzz (light, soft hair on your face).
  • Skin damaged by sun exposure.
  • Fine lines (wrinkles).

preparing for your dermaplaning treatment

You’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure one week before your treatment, as sunburn could compromise your skin and make the treatment painful.

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