What Is Dermaplane, Its Benefits And When Do I Need It?

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Women who like to experiment with different skin care treatments and who have somewhat problematic skin will enjoy the perks of Dermaplane. Not only that is can be beneficial for skin which is prone to breakouts, but it can also do a lot for women who have unwanted peach fuzz. If you are intrigued in getting dermaplane any time soon, here is all you need to know about dermaplaning!

What Is Dermaplaning?

This is a cosmetic procedure done at salons that focuses on removing the top layer of your skin and removing any impurities. The whole point of this treatment is to also remove any unwanted wrinkles, deep scars, as well as hair and peach fuzz from your face. This process will give you a brighter and more radiant complexion, and will also allow your skincare products to soak in a lot faster, quicker, and more efficient. Also, dermaplane can be done by younger as well as mature skin types.

Who Should Do Dermaplaning?

  • Women who have acne scars (but not those with active acne)
  • Women with dull skin
  • Those with dry and dehydrated skin
  • Women with smaller fine lines as well as wrinkles
  • Those who have peach fuzz
  • Women who have sun-damaged skin

How Does The Procedure Look Like?

Dermaplaning is a bit unusual, and it may feel like you are placing and holding a razor against your skin. A skilled technician will use a sterile blade while holding it at a 45-degree angle, and will slowly but precisely move it across your skin. By doing these movements, they are removing dead skin cells, scar tissues, debris, unwanted peach fuzz, as well as any other gunk that is on your top skin layer. The process itself does not hurt, but it may sting or tickle you for a few seconds. Your skin will also be protected with either a numbing cream or with some form of anesthesia. The process itself will be done in less than 90 minutes.

Are There Any Side Effects To The Treatment?

Women who have super sensitive skin may experience slight side effects. This is why we don’t recommend that those with hypersensitivity or with active acne do this procedure. The most common side effects are slight redness, as well as sensitive and irritated skin. Also, in some cases, you could develop 2-3 whiteheads on top of your skin, but these do fade on their own in time.

How Should You Prepare For The Treatment?

Before you book your treatment you should talk to a skilled esthetician. They will need to know about your face, skin type, medical history, as well as the end goal that you are trying to achieve. After a 10 minute conversation, they will let you know what and how the process will go. Every esthetician will ask you to avoid any acne medications and will ask you to stay away from the sun prior to and after the appointment. This is because the sun can cause your skin to flare up.

How Is Dermaplane Different Than Microdermabrasion?

Both of these treatments are similar since they exfoliate your skin. However, dermaplaning is a bit more aggressive, and it will remove larger and more significant imperfections from your skin. Results with dermaplaning will last up to 2-3 months. After that, you should come back for another session.

What Are The PROS & CONS Of Dermaplaning?


  • The process is painless since the esthetician uses anesthesia or a numbing cream
  • It removes impurities
  • It can give you smooth and radiant skill
  • It removes your peach fuzz
  • Removes other smaller facial hair
  • Can be done by women who have acne
  • Can be done by older and younger women
  • Gives you results for 2-3 months


  • Not for those with sensitive skin
  • Not for those women with active acne

Is It The Right Treatment For You?

As long as you don’t fall under the ‘sensitive skin’ category, and as long as you don’t have any active acne – you can do dermaplane! At Dr. Glow Getter, you can choose among this and many different other treatments, that are specially catered and made compatible with your skin type. Book a free consultation today

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