Dermaplaning / Dermablading
Dermaplaning, sometimes referred to as dermablading, is a procedure that removes dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is useful for clients with fine lines, wrinkles and/or hyperpigmentation. Clients experience increased circulation, radiance and better skin care product penetration. Often this treatment can be combined with a facial in order to maximize the result.
Dermaplaning uses a small blade or scalpel to gently remove dead skin and fine hairs from the surface of the skin. It’s a painless but effective procedure that improves skin texture.
During your consultation, one of our licensed estheticians or practitioners will discuss the process of dermaplaning and the potential benefits and risks. They will go over your health history, discussing any potential contraindications for treatment.
You may be a good candidate for dermaplaning if you have:
- Good general health
- Realistic expectations
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin
- Sensitive skin
There are some conditions that should not be treated with dermaplaning, such as acne, any type of infection or skin conditions like eczema. Please discuss any current or past skin issues during your consultation.
You will lie on your back on the treatment table. The licensed esthetician or practitioner will use a disposable scalpel to remove dead skin cells from the face by using short, light strokes. This process can take between 30-60 minutes. Afterward, a facial serum or moisturizer is applied. The procedure is virtually pain-free.
Dermaplaning is a pain-free treatment and can be compared to a man getting a shave with a straight razor. There is no downtime after the procedure. However, those with very sensitive skin may experience some redness. You may also experience some dryness and peeling. After treatment, SPF 30+ must be worn at all times.
Patients enjoy increased circulation, radiance, and better skin product absorption following dermaplaning. The treatment removes two to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells, so we recommend spacing treatments three to four weeks apart. Dermaplaning should be considered routine care.