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The reduction of facial hair and dead skin cells makes patients’ faces visibly brighter even after the first treatment. Why? Because the top layer of our skin is exposed to harsh toxins and irritants every day. This is especially true if you ride public transport, or if your work exposes you to the sun. When your dermatologist sloughs off your damaged skin, it reveals a fresher, more youthful layer underneath.


Skin dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types, but most especially dry skin. You might experience some redness in your face, but that will be gone in a day or two afterwards. Be sure to use a qualified and trained professional. Dermaplaning is considered the perfect exfoliation procedure, because it generally doesn’t cause any side effects.



Dermaplanation is also a quick skin treatment, taking only 30 to 45 minutes, and is non-invasive. There is no prep time or recovery time from having dermaplanation, which means you can fit it into your schedule without compromising other commitments. Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks.

You may experience temporary shedding (called “exfoliation”) for up to 7 days after this procedure, but for most people this only lasts a few days. 



Dermaplaning is a type of exfoliation that removes dead skin. Additionally, it exposes younger, brighter skin, which helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles naturally. In our later years, there is a natural cell turnover that does not occur, as our body is busy with other functions like growth, reproduction, and so forth. Therefore, removing dead cells is necessary to expose new ones to do their jobs properly. As a result, your face will also have a smoother texture, because you will get rid of peach fuzz or vellus hairs that can be prickly.


The production of collagen slows down with age as we grow older. In addition to exposing younger skin, dermaplaning stimulates collagen production by exposing them to oxygen, which also results in a smoother texture on your face by getting rid of peach fuzz, which can be irritating to the skin.


Exfoliation helps your skincare products penetrate the skin and improve their results. So the days immediately following a dermaplaning treatment are the best time for your makeup.

Whether it’s vitamin C serums or hyaluronic acid-based products, dermaplaning will enhance their penetration, because these types of products are lightweight enough to reach the bottom layers of your epidermis, but they’re not able to go much deeper than that without assistance. Because your practitioner removes dead skin cells from your face, it is smoother and much readily absorbs the makeup pigments. The foundation and powder will appear smooth on your skin, because you won’t have small lines or hairs making creases in it. Overall, a dermaplaning session boosts your confidence while maximizing your makeup.


Another benefit of dermaplaning is helping your facial cells regrow, allowing serums and moisturizers     to seep into the skin. The procedure helps patients with dry and uneven skin tones, because the procedure gets rid of the cracked epidermis. This type of exfoliation can even take away some types of acne scars. What’s more, because your skin pores are unclogged, your skin can become less prone to acne breakouts. Before a treatment, the skin should undergo its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days.



During exfoliation, your natural oil, known as sebum, is spread out, preventing it from accumulating in one area, and eliminating dead skin cells. This prevents breakouts, as the chances of clogged pores decrease when dead skin cells are eliminated. Exfoliating also promotes cell turnover, so you get healthier, glowing skin over time!



If you’re the type whose face gets irritated from one session of dermabrasion, you might be better suited for dermaplaning. Although it uses a scalpel to scrape skin cells, it is painless.

Dermaplaning treatment is also an excellent option for people with sensitive skin. If you are pregnant, dermaplaning exfoliation is also a good option, because this procedure does not introduce chemicals in your skin.



Dermaplaning can be performed on all skin types. However, if you have an allergy to aspirin, you should consult a dermatologist first before the procedure, because sterile blades might not be safe for those allergic to salicylic acid (found in Aspirin). Nevertheless, there are at-home methods that you can use without consulting a doctor. Though it is typically recommended to only be done by professionals, some may attempt home methods, but do so at your own risk!

FYI – Dermaplaning for men’s skin should be considered a cosmetic dermatology procedure, not a hair removal procedure. This is especially true for men whose facial hair is particularly coarse. The reduction of ingrown hairs in the beard area is another skincare benefit of dermaplaning for men.