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Skinsations Dermaplane


Dermaplaning is a procedure in which the skin is manually exfoliated to remove dead skin buildup and fine hairs. Dermaplaning uses a surgical blade held at a 45-degree angle to gently scrape the outer layer of the skin which consists of dull, dead skin cells. Dermaplaning usually takes 10 to 20 minutes and can be done as a stand-alone option or as part of a facial.

Q: How do I prepare for a Dermaplane? +

A: As a general rule, you should stop exfoliating a few days prior to your dermaplaning treatment. The skin should not be sensitized before the treatment so it's best to stop all exfoliation treatments at least 3 days prior to the scheduled dermaplaning appointment.

Q: Should I exfoliate before my treatment? +

A: As a general rule, you should not exfoliate before dermaplaning. Stop using any exfoliation products on your skin at least 5-7 days prior to your dermaplaning treatment; these include exfoliants that contain AHAs, BHAs, enzymes, microbeads, and retinoids as these products are more than likely to thin your skin.

Q: How often should I receive a dermaplane treatment? +

A: Dermaplaning can be carried out every 3-4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner removes about 2 – 3 weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. You should always leave enough time between treatments to allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 30 days before repeating.


You'll need to prepare for a few days or weeks before your treatments.

  • Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams 72 hours prior to your treatment
  • Avoid sun tanning or tanning creams/sprays for at least a week before treatment
  • You must NOT have recently had laser surgery or used Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin) therapy, also known as isotretinoin, is a medication on the market to treat acne. During therapy and up to 6 months after completing isotretinoin, the skin is highly sensitive and chances of scarring are high; therefore, it is recommended you wait at least 6 months after completing therapy to consider Dermaplaning
  • Clients who have had a recent chemical peel or other skin procedure, such as Botox or filler injections, should wait two weeks before undergoing Dermaplaning.
  • Clients should also refrain from waxing the skin to be treated for 72 hours prior to Dermaplaning

Wash your face with a gentle, acid-free cleanser and avoid topical products that contain alpha or beta hydroxyl acids, retinols or Retin-A for approximately 72 hours (longer if possible). If irritation occurs after applying the above products, wait a few more days to allow your skin to heal.

  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 14 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun, apply SPF 30 or greater, reapply often, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and seek shade when possible.
  • Avoid excessive heat 14 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc
  • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours
  • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days
  • Do not pick, scratch or aggressively rub the treated area.
  • No scrubs, polishers or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 days.
  • Makeup may be worn if the skin is not broken.