The procedure includes using a surgical-grade micro-blade to remove fine hairs that trap oil and bacteria, making applying makeup difficult. Your dermaplaning specialist can also remove dead skin cells and debris, revealing a smooth, radiant glow.
Consider dermaplaning if you have skin issues like:
- Acne scars
- Acinic keratosis or scaly skin patches that may lead to skin cancer
- Dry or dull skin
- Peach or vellus hair (the light, soft hair on your face that can hinder makeup)
- Skin damaged by sun exposure
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Those who are not a good candidate for dermaplaning include:
- Skin burns
- Skin tags, moles, freckles, or other skin growths
- You have an active case of acne
- Cold sore outbreaks
- Skin rashes like contact dermatitis
This treatment immediately smooths and brightens skin. There is no downtime after this treatment. You may have slight redness for a few hours, but your skin will be smooth and brighten very quickly. No general anesthesia is needed, but you can ask for a numbing cream about half an hour before the procedure. You may feel a scratching or stinging sensation on your skin, but dermaplaning is not painful.
We call this a lunchtime treatment since patients often return to work as soon as the treatment is over.