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Dermaplaning is a form of mechanical exfoliation, where both dead skin cells and vellus hairs which are the fine hairs on your face, often referred to as ‘peach fuzz’ are scraped away from the surface of the skin using a sterile surgical scalpel. This rids the skin of any build-up of dead skin cells, all which can contribute to making your skin look dull or uneven. Just like an exfoliation, it removes any barriers which would stop your skincare from penetrating, meaning your products often work much more effectively after a treatment.


Dermaplaning triggers the cell regeneration process, which helps to improve, soften and smooth the appearance of acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.



Unlike treatments such as micro-needling or acid peels, there isn’t any major downtime. Your skin will be a little pink and dry for a day or so, You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness. You should expect to achieve optimum results a few days after your treatment. 


The procedure

Don’t let the word ‘scalpel’ put you off. During dermaplaning, you can expect a slightly cold, scraping sensation. There is no pain or discomfort during the Dermaplaning procedure. It is best to relax and allow the skincare specialist to move and manipulate the position of your head and face. Try to remain still. 


Pre treatment instructions 

  • Please let your skincare specialist know if you are on any medications (topical and/or oral), have any medical conditions, or are being treated by a physician for any conditions.

  • No shaving, laser treatment, peels, waxing, or aggressive exfoliations one week prior to Dermaplaning treatments. You should wait 14 days after receiving botox or dermal fillers to receive Dermaplaning treatments.


Post treatment Instructions 

  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF 30 or 50, reapply often, wear a wide brimmed hat, and seek shade when possible. Be careful of sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily for 2 weeks. 

  • Avoid excessive heat 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc. 

  • Do not use scrubs or other exfoliators for 1 week.

  • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.

  • Use a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer at least twice daily for a minimum of 7 days post treatment.

  • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days. 

  • Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 to 4 weeks based on area.

  • Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated.