What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliating facial treatment performed using a medical scalpel. (not as scary as it sounds, I promise!)

The scalpel glides over the skin to remove any dead skin and ‘peach fuzz'(fine hair), leaving you with lovely, glowing skin. The process is completely painless and there’s no downtime. Many describe the feeling as a ‘scraping sensation’.

Will the hair grow back thicker?

Contrary to popular belief, the hair does not grow back any thicker or darker. It may feel slightly different due to being cut bluntly at the end. A hair that has not been cut is slightly softer to touch as it has a tapered end. Having a dermaplaning facial will not affect the growth of your facial hair. Any terminal hairs (The odd darker, thicker hairs that sprout randomly in the wrong areas) will need to be removed before treatment. This is usually done using tweezers.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

  • Gives instant glowing results with no downtime
  • Leaves you with a lovely smooth surface for makeup application
  • Gets rid of dead skin to reveal the fresh glowing skin underneath
  • Helps with Acne scarring (although it is not recommended to have the dermaplaning if you have active acne)
  • Removes soft facial hairs that trap dirt and oils which can cause breakouts.
  • Allows for product to penetrate the skin quicker
  • It is completely painless.
  • Well tolerated if you have sensitive skin and are unable to have more invasive exfoliating treatments.
  • It can help to prevent acne by getting rid of dry skin that clogs pores.

What to expect after dermaplaning?

Firstly – expect to have a beautiful glowing complexion!

You may experience a little dryness or tightness. Don’t panic! This is completely normal and can be easily dealt with by moisturising.

There’s also some aftercare advice that you will need to follow. In particular, keeping your skin clean and protected from the sun.

How often should I have dermaplaning?

For the best results, dermaplaning should be done every 4-5 weeks.