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7 Promising Benefits of Dermaplane Facials

By Colleen Lynch

Dermaplane Facials

Article At A Glance

  • Dermaplane facial is a non-invasive treatment for removing vellus hair and dead skin cells.
  • The procedure is safe and doesn’t require any downtime.

Whether you walk down the aisle at a grocery store or just scroll through social media, you’re bound to see different aestheticians and other businesses in the beauty industry marketing yet another highly effective skin treatment option.

With so many to choose from, knowing what works and what doesn’t often seems difficult. Dermaplane facials are an example of one of the latest treatment options. However, unlike other options, this FDA-approved treatment option can positively impact your face.

What is the treatment like? What are the benefits? We’ll cover the details in this post.

What Is a Dermaplane Facial?

A dermaplane facial or dermaplaning refers to a type of skin resurfacing treatment in which a dermatologist or esthetician uses a medical-grade blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hairs (or peach fuzz). This non-invasive procedure takes 30 minutes or less.

How Does a Dermaplane Facial Differ From Shaving or Microdermabrasion?

You may wonder how facial dermaplaning differs from microdermabrasion or shaving your face. The procedures might be similar, but we cover a few key differences below:

  • Shaving can remove hair. However, the blades for shaving are not medical grade. Therefore, they won’t help with exfoliation (removing dead skin cells).
  • Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin, treats dark spots, and brightens a dull complexion. However, it treats the skin much deeper and does not remove hair as much as dermaplaning would.

7 Benefits of a Dermaplane Facial

Some of the most interesting benefits of a derma plane facial include the following:

1. Instant Removal of Dead Skin Cells

Your skin looks dull because of dead skin cells. A dermaplane facial can help bring shine to your face by exfoliating dead skin cells away to reveal the youthful skin underneath.

The skin exfoliates naturally. However, the process slows down as you age. A dermaplane facial offers an artificial way of helping your body shed dead skin cells.

Procedures like microdermabrasion can have similar results, but they use a more abrasive method and require subjecting your face to chemicals.

2. Fast Removal for Peach Fuzz

Dermaplane facials are fast and easy procedures for removing fuzzy hair. Removing facial hair helps make your skin look younger and smoother. Many patients report an instant glow after the treatment.

Other treatment options will require you to wait a while before seeing any results.

3. Multifaceted Skin Treatment Option

Few facial treatments can remove facial hair, treat uneven skin tone, and improve a dull complexion. Therefore, one session of dermaplane facial can help correct some of the biggest issues plaguing your face.

4. Easier Application of Cosmetics

Applying your cosmetics will be less stressful when you remove dead skin cells and rid your face of peach fuzz. How many minutes would you save from your morning makeup routine if you didn’t spend too much time hiding those little facial hairs?

5. Reduced Risk of Acne Breakouts

People dealing with active acne breakouts are not good candidates for this treatment. However, if you’ve dealt with acne breakouts in the past, a dermaplane facial can help keep it from returning.

When dead skin cells build up on your face, they clog your hair follicles and pores. Getting rid of the dead skin cells will leave your pores clean, clear, and less likely to erupt in acne. Additionally, your acne products will work better on a fresh layer of skin devoid of dead skin cells.

After undergoing this professional facial treatment, many patients notice fewer scars from previous acne outbreaks.

6. Relaxing Treatment

Dermaplane facials are highly relaxing, non-invasive, and painless. You’ll feel a light sensation while the aesthetician guides the blade across your face, but it’s still a comfortable experience. It’s similar to the feeling you get while shaving your legs.

Most patients report enjoying this skincare procedure.

7. Fast Treatment With Little Downtime

Dermaplane facials make an excellent treatment option for people whose schedules do not allow much downtime. As mentioned above, you can complete your treatment in less than an hour and return to your schedule immediately. 

Some patients refer to the treatment as a lunchtime facial because they can complete the procedure during lunch break and return to work without missing a beat. The treatment doesn’t cause any downtime because it’s a non-invasive procedure.

When you get home, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with tedious post-treatment recommendations.

You don’t need to use ice or numbing creams, as with some other exfoliating facial treatment options, such as aggressive microdermaplaning, vampire facials, microneedling, and peels.

Important Tips To Keep in Mind

A Dermaplane Facial Is Not for Everyone

You’re not a good candidate for dermaplane facials if you have an active acne outbreak or any open wounds on your face. Also, skip this facial if you’re allergic to nickel. Additionally, you’ll need to wait at least seven days before getting dermaplane facials if you’ve just undergone facial treatment with dermal fillers.

We recommend seeking guidance from your dermatologist or esthetician before you go for this procedure.

Dermaplane Facial Is Not a DIY Treatment

Your talent with a manual razor doesn’t make you an expert in dermaplane facials. Remember, the procedure requires the use of a surgical steel scalpel. A lot can go wrong if you mishandle this special blade.

Thus, it’s best to leave the treatment to trained professionals who understand the intricacies of using a sharp blade to navigate the contours of your face. A poor dermaplane facial can cause stubble, ingrown hairs, nicks, and other injuries.

Additional Read: 7 Myths You Need To Know About Facial Waxing

Transform Your Appearance With a Dermaplane Facial

You can get that fresh, youthful look you desire without undergoing an invasive procedure. Radiant A MedSpa offers our facial exfoliation service in a relaxing, comfortable environment in Naperville, IL.

Contact us online or call (331) 281-0920 to experience your first dermaplane facial.

About The Author

Colleen Lynch

Colleen Lynch

Colleen brings over a decade of diverse nursing experience to the RADIANT team. Her dream of owning an aesthetic nursing practice became a reality when she partnered with childhood best friend, Stephanie Jacobson to open Downtown Naperville’s premier medical spa in August of 2022.

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