3 Benefits Of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that involves using a scalpel to gently scrape away the upper layer of skin. Integrating dermaplaning into your skin care regimen has several benefits that can improve the appearance, texture, and color of your skin.

Remove Facial Hair

Dermaplaning is a good way to remove facial hair, especially the fine vellus hairs around the side of your face. Since vellus hairs are hard to notice, they may only cause a problem if you wear makeup. Some people find their foundation clings to these hairs and becomes more obvious, especially on the upper lip area where the hairs can look like a mustache. Dermaplaning typically shaves off these hairs and larger hairs throughout the process. With less hair, you will find your skin feels smoother and your makeup is easier to apply without clinging to the vellus hairs. Dermaplaning can be a better and more effective option than waxing because the wax may not attach to fine hairs, making the process ineffective for vellus hair.


Dermaplaning is an excellent way to exfoliate since the top layer of dead cells are removed during the process. This is a more intensive way of exfoliating than using at-home exfoliation methods such as facial scrubs or an exfoliation brush. Keeping your skin exfoliated can reduce clogged pores that lead to breakouts, and any specialty skin care products you use will be more effective. Many people spend money on specialty products, such as moisturizers and serums, that are designed to have specific benefits like reducing signs of aging. Unfortunately, these products are unlikely to be effective and may just sit on top of the skin without being absorbed if they are blocked by a layer of dead skin.

Improve Scars Or Discoloration

Some scars or skin discoloration may be improved with regular dermaplaning. When the damage occurs on the upper layers of skin, scars or areas of hyperpigmentation may eventually fade as the upper layer of skin sloughs off and is replaced by new skin. Regular dermaplaning treatments essentially speed up the natural process of skin exfoliation and renewal, which can help many skin problems fade faster. Scars that are pitted or otherwise have texture are often difficult to treat with non-invasive methods. Some people find over time these scars also improve in their appearance and texture with dermaplaning.

When you have issues with facial hair or need to improve the texture of your skin, consider dermaplaning. The intense exfoliation provided by dermaplaning can reduce many common skin problems.

For more information about these and other treatments, reach out to your local med spa clinic today.