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.