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This technique eliminates that troublesome peach fuzz that builds up in your makeup. It eliminates dead skin cells and facial hair, leaving the surface of your skin super clean and smooth. Dermaplaning also allows for greater penetration of skincare products and creates a flawless canvas for your makeup to be applied effortlessly. Another benefit to this technique is it will prepare your skin for more invasive procedures such as laser treatments or chemical peels.

Who Gets Dermaplaning?

The ideal candidate for dermaplaning is someone in good general health who wishes to improve a rough skin texture or uneven skin tone. Patients who have shallow, mild acne scars, as well as fine lines and hyperpigmentation, may also be good candidates for this procedure.

Who Should Avoid Dermaplaning?

If you are considering dermaplaning, it is important to know what skin conditions could increase the risks of treatment. Those with severe sunburns, active acne breakouts, extremely sensitive skin, and those currently undergoing cancer treatments are not candidates for treatment.

Talk to your doctor before dermaplaning if you have:

  • Cold sores
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Moles, freckles, or skin tags
  • Psoriasis

Furthermore, if you have taken Accutane or tretinoin within the last six months, you will not be able to receive dermaplaning at this time.

It is important to be completely honest about your skin quality and medical history before opting for treatment. Having dermaplaning when you carry any of the above risk factors could lead to serious complications.

Instead, let us know everything about your skin and any relevant medical history, so we can recommend the safest treatments for you.

Your Dermaplaning Procedure


Be sure to avoid exfoliating products at least five days before the procedure. We want to ensure your skin barrier is not too sensitive before treatment. Furthermore, dermaplaning works best when there is an accumulation of dead skin cells to remove.

You should also discontinue any products that contain retinol prior to treatment. We will let you know precisely how long to stop using them before your session.


Your provider will use a special tool to delicately remove excess layers of skin. This technique not only removes peach fuzz but also lifts dead skin, improves the appearance of scars, and creates a more even complexion.

We strive to help you feel completely comfortable during dermaplaning. Anesthesia is not used, but we may apply a numbing cream to ensure the most comfortable experience. After we finish, a soothing gel is applied to reduce redness and promote healing.


It is common for skin to be red and sensitive following treatment. You may be advised to take over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort. While some swelling is to be expected, any excessive swelling should be addressed with a medical professional right away.

Dermaplaning Recovery Outlook

The results of dermaplaning continue to unfold for up to 12 months post-treatment. The first week, you may notice redness and swelling, enlarged pores, or whiteheads on the skin. Do not pick, squeeze, or peel the skin; these changes will resolve on their own.

Most patients can return to work two weeks after dermaplaning, but it could take four to six weeks before they can resume sports and physical activity. However, avoiding sun exposure will be crucial to your recovery during the first six to eight weeks post-treatment.

Don’t worry; we will guide you through the process and make sure you are completely prepared to care for your skin after dermaplaning.

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