What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of deep skin exfoliation that offers the added benefit of removing the vellus hairs (“peach fuzz”) from your face. This treatment helps boost the process of cell regeneration, removing dead skin cells and revealing the healthy, new skin underneath.

When old skin cells build up on the surface of the skin, they can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry. Layers of unexfoliated dead skin cells can also result in clogged pores, leading to blemishes and acne. Dermaplaning creates a smoother texture and a fresher appearance immediately after our licensed esthetician is done! Hair returns softly and will not become coarser as a result of the treatment. Furthermore, removing dead skin can help skin care products penetrate the skin more efficiently, increasing their effectiveness.

How Often Should Dermaplaning Be Performed?

The skin growth cycle is around 30 days. Since dermaplaning removes around two to three weeks-worth of dead skin cells, it’s best to wait about three to four weeks between treatments.

Can Blading or Dermaplaning Be Performed in the Same Visit as Other Services?

Receiving a chemical peel, a facial, or other treatments immediately after dermaplaning is an excellent way to ensure that the peel and other products penetrate the skin more deeply and evenly. Lactic acid peels will hydrate and further exfoliate dry and normal skin types while glycolic acid peels are strong enough to combine with dermaplaning for oily skin.

What Skin Types/Conditions Can Be Treated with Dermaplaning?

The only type of skin that probably shouldn’t be treated with dermaplaning is acne-prone skin. The oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel up and connect with the vellus hair in order for it to be excreted. If the hair is removed and the oil builds up, the glands are obstructed, and this may cause more breakouts.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Dermaplaning is generally considered to be quite safe, especially when performed by a licensed esthetician. The risk of side effects is extremely low, and patients can return to work or resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience slight redness or minor skin breakouts after dermaplaning, but these effects typically fade within a few hours to days. It is also important to avoid excessive sun exposure and wear SPF as directed in order to protect your skin and optimize your aesthetic results.

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

The cost of dermaplaning at Regional Skin & Laser Center will vary between patients depending on the number of sessions needed, the concerns being addressed, and other factors. Once our team has had a chance to evaluate your specific aesthetic goals, we can provide you with a personalized price quote.