What to Know Before a Dermaplaning Treatment

Woman smiling What to Know Before a Dermaplaning Treatment

When you want to get radiant skin, it's easy to turn to procedures like chemical peels. But dermaplaning can also help you get that healthy glow going. Here's what you need to know before your first dermaplaning procedure.

What to Know About Dermaplaning

What Is Dermaplaning?

Before you get carried away with learning about what dermaplaning treatments can do for your skin, it's important to understand what dermaplaning is and how it works. Dermaplaning is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for skin. During this treatment, your dermatologist or esthetician will use a medical-grade surgical blade to gently scrape away dead skin cells and peach fuzz from your face. Dermaplaning is an excellent option if your goals include smoother makeup application, a lack of vellus hair (peach fuzz) on your face, or a more even skin complexion. And if you're planning a laser skin treatment or a chemical peel, dermaplaning is a great treatment to invest in beforehand for better penetration during your other treatments.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Like most other cosmetic dermatology services, dermaplaning is perfectly safe as long as it's performed by a licensed dermatologist or esthetician. Whenever sharp blades or tools are being used on your skin, it's key to make sure a licensed professional is handling them to ensure maximum safety for all parties involved. Aside from that, dermaplaning is completely safe for your skin. In fact, the goal of dermaplaning is to improve the appearance and health of your skin.

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning comes with several key benefits. Before you jump into a treatment session, it's a good idea to consider why you're investing in this treatment. Let's take a look at some of the benefits you could reap.

Smoother Skin - First and foremost, dermaplaning can help you attain smoother skin. This is because it helps get rid of dead skin cell buildup and fine vellus hairs from your face and jaw. Not only will this contribute to your aesthetic goals, but it will help with makeup application, too.

Brighter Skin - In addition to helping you attain smoother skin, dermaplaning can brighten your skin up. Once all of those dead skin cells are gone, newer, brighter skin underneath can finally shine.

No Downtime - If you're nervous about investing in dermaplaning because you don't want a long healing time, there's no need to worry. Dermaplaning is a non-invasive procedure that doesn't take very long and requires absolutely no downtime afterward.

Better Product Absorption - When all of those dead skin cells and vellus hairs are removed from your face, you might just find that your skincare routine is working a little bit better. This is a result of removing barriers to product absorption. If you're having trouble with your skincare products, it might be worth asking about dermaplaning. Absorption could be the issue that's preventing your skin from really glowing.


If you're trying to achieve a brighter complexion and you have questions about what dermaplaning can do for your skin, set up an appointment at North Pacific Dermatology today.

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