Dermaplaning FAQs

  • Can I get Dermaplaning if I’m pregnant?

    Yes, Dermaplaning is perfectly safe if you’re pregnant or nursing and want a deep exfoliation without the more aggressive options like chemical peels. It helps keep your skin clean and clear of superficial hyperpigmentation that can occur during hormonal fluctuations as well.

  • What’s the difference between shaving and Dermaplaning?

    People often think that they are one in the same. They are not.  Dermaplaning is performed by trained Medical Esthetic Professionals using a surgical scalpel on tautly stretched skin. Most razors have two blades that much duller than a surgical blade. Dermaplaning requires short strokes at a certain angle in particular patterns depending on the facial region and resurfaces skin on a much deeper and more effective level than shaving.

  • Can Dermaplaning be performed in the same visit as a Chemical Peel or Enzyme Treatment?

    A Chemical Peel or Enzyme Treatment is done immediately after dermaplaning and is an excellent way to make sure that the Chemical Peel or Enzyme Treatment penetrates deeper and more evenly. They go great together and I recommend the combination for optimal results.

  • What is the downtime with dermaplaning?

    Dermplaning has zero downtime. You will need to wear sunscreen after the treatment (although you should always wear sunscreen!) to reduce chance of redness.

  • How often is the procedure performed?

    Dermplaning is usually performed every three-four weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about two-three weeks worth of dead skin cells. The skin needs to complete its normal thirty day rejuvenation cycle before the treatment is done again. 

  • Who is a good candidate for Dermaplaning?

    Dermaplaning is safe and effective for all skin types and colors and provides an alternative to chemical peels or microdermabrasion. It is a good choice for anyone who has fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, redness or rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning cannot be performed in individuals who are using Accutane or blood thinners or who have active shingles, hemophilia, or weak delicate skin.

  • Who is a good candidate for Dermaplaning?

    Dermaplaning is not recommended for individuals with thick, dark facial hair or those with active or very oily acne. Individuals with certain skin coloring or skin type may not be good candidates for this procedure as it may cause permanently blotchy or discolored skin, or they may experience flare-ups if they are susceptible to allergic rashes, fever blisters or cold sores

  • Is Dermaplaning safe?

    Dermaplaning is an extremely safe, non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation. There is no more risk than when a man shaves his face. Although unlikely, there is a chance of a small scrape or nick in the skin.

  • Will my hair grow back thicker?

    No. This is physiologically impossible. There are two types of hair that grow on your body. Vellus hair, which when cut or removed will grow back the same size and shape, therefore, the main structure of vellus hair does not change and is not altered by dermaplaning. Terminal hair however, is physiologically coarse. When this hair type is cut it will always grow back coarse. Dermaplaning is designed to treat the vellus hair, which is located on the face. Once vellus hair is cut it will maintain a blunt edge and this blunt edge will not physiologically alter the hair itself.