Dermaplaning (also known as the Scalpel Facial) is a noninvasive exfoliating skincare treatment that removes about 3-4 weeks of dead skin and peach fuzz (superficial facial hair), brightens skin, allows for better product penetration, and reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Ideal Candidate for Dermaplaning
Unlike laser and light treatments, which cannot be performed on every skin type, dermaplaning is safe on all the Fitzpatrick skin types.
Good candidates for dermaplaning
- Have superficial facial hair or “peach fuzz”
- Have dry or dull skin
- Want to exfoliate their skin to allow for better penetration of medical grade skincare products, improved efficacy of light treatments
- Have large pores
- Have superficial lines and wrinkles
The dermaplaning process starts with cleansing your skin and applying a degreaser. Next your skin will be held taut and the blade will gently scrape back and forth across your skin at a 45 degree angle until all the dead skin and hair is removed. There is no pain associated with the treatment and most patients fall asleep during the procedure. After, serums and sunscreen will be applied to hydrate and improve texture. You may return to your normal regimen directly after the treatment, but keep in mind that you will probably be a little more sensitive to the products you are using since they will penetrate much quicker.
A typical dermaplaning treatment will take around 30 minutes.
Recovery after Dermaplaning
After a dermaplaning treatment, your skin will be smooth, have a nice glow, and may be slightly pink. There is typically no downtime associated with dermaplaning, but some people may feel a little sensitivity depending on how the skin tolerates the treatment. You may apply makeup after the treatment, but it is typically recommended to wait a few hours before makeup application.
How often should I Dermaplane?
If you are using dermaplaning to treat superficial facial hair, you can perform it every 3-4 weeks, depending on soon the hair grows back. For dead skin cell exfoliation, dermaplaning is performed about every four weeks which corresponds to the rate at which skin cells turnover (28-30 days).
This procedure is $99 at The Skin Group
Special Savings available with a series of 4 for $325