Months or years of environmental damage to your skin and the accumulation of dead skin cells make your skin appear dull, dark, and tired. Dermaplaning is a simple procedure that skims away the dead skin cells, exfoliates the uppermost layers of the skin, and brightens your complexion.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment wherein an exfoliation blade gently removes the uppermost layers of the skin with the accumulated dead skin cells. The treatment also removes the “peach fuzz,” i.e., the soft hairs on your skin’s surface. In some cases, removing the skin's uppermost layers also reverses superficial textural irregularities, such as acne scars, sunspots, freckles, pigmented spots, etc. Dermaplaning also activates your skin’s natural healing responses to encourage collagen production and skin cell regeneration, making your skin look smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

What Can Dermaplaning Accomplish?

Dermaplaning’s primary goal is to remove all the damaged and dead skin cells, paving the way for smoother and brighter skin. As such, dermaplaning brightens your complexion, removes superficial textural anomalies, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, etc. The following are the skin concerns you can minimize or improve with dermaplaning:

  • Dull and dry skin
  • Peach fuzz on the skin
  • Rough skin surface
  • Irregularities on the skin
  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Age spots
  • Pigmented spots and freckles
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Nonsurgical and noninvasive procedure
  • No pain or discomfort
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Exfoliates the dead skin cells
  • Doesn’t include chemicals or harsh exfoliants
  • No downtime

Are You a Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is suitable for anyone with dull, tired, or worn skin. If you haven’t exfoliated your skin with facials, peels, or other cosmetic procedures for a few weeks or months, your skin might appear dull and tired due to the accumulation of dead skin cells. Dermaplaning removes the dead skin cells and unclogs your pores, giving you a brighter and fresher complexion. Since it doesn’t involve chemicals or other foreign components, it’s suitable for all skin types. As such, dermaplaning is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, skin type, or skin color.

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Dermaplaning Overview

The dermaplaning procedure is similar to a gentle shave — the cosmetic provider places a sterile razor-like exfoliating blade against your skin at a 45-degree angle and drags it gently across. As the aesthetician drags the blade across your skin, it removes all the dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your skin’s surface, giving you instantly smoother skin.

The procedure is painless—at most, you’ll feel a tingling sensation as the blade scrapes your skin. However, you can also opt for sedation options if you’re anxious. The dermaplaning procedure concludes in 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area size. After the exfoliation, the aesthetician applies a soothing product over your skin to minimize redness or irritation. You’ll be asked to wear sunscreen for a few days to protect your skin.

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If you have dull and tired-looking skin, please schedule a consultation for a dermaplaning treatment with our skilled esthetician. Our dermaplaning sessions comfortably and painlessly remove the dead and damaged skin cells to give you smoother, even-textured, and firmer skin.

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