Dermaplane Facial: What it is + Free Tips


Leading a frenetic pace of life, always going in a hurry, not stopping for a minute to breathe and relax, sleeping poorly most nights… Does it ring a bell? If your answer is yes, it means you live with stress and, most likely, have what we know as stressed skin. In this case, a dermaplane facial is what you need.

What is a Dermaplane Facial?

A Dermaplane Facial is a physical exfoliation method that involves using a scalpel to gently scrape away the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion. As we often tell our patients, the internal part of an onion is always softer and brighter when we remove a layer. The same goes for skin.

This is one of the favorite treatments in the entertainment industry. Why? It removes all dead skin cells and facial hair, leaving the surface very smooth. It also allows for greater penetration of skin products and creates a perfect canvas for makeup to glide on smoothly. It is a safe and straightforward technique as long as you are in the hands of trained professionals.

Is Dermaplane Facial Painful?

Dermaplaning is a painless procedure and can be compared to the feeling of shaving your legs, but in this case, it’s on your face.

First of all, the skin is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Next, a small area of??your skin is spread with one hand, and with the other hand, using a sterile blade. With short, quick strokes the dead skin cells are removed.

Are there side effects to a Dermaplane Facial?

There are no side effects, and no downtime. After treatment, the skin will be very sensitive to sun exposure, so you must use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation and you will be good to go.

What are the expected results?

You’ll immediately have more radiant skin with a more even tone and texture. All surface fuzz and dead skin cells will be gone. When patients do it for the first time, they usually comment that their skin has never felt so smooth.

It is recommended to get a Dermaplane Facial every four weeks. Dermaplaning removes 21 days worth of accumulated dead skin cells, so the skin must complete its 3-week cell turnover cycle to perform the following treatment.

Dermaplane Facial Benefits

Without a doubt, this facial beauty treatment is given a lot to talk about due to its wonderful results—the best option for deep exfoliation of the face and dead cell removal.

Up to this point, the dermaplane facial seems like a traditional beauty treatment. Still, the novelty is that it is done with a scalpel, which simultaneously removes the impurities and facial hair that might give the skin a dull tone—leaving a luminous and smooth appearance, which at the same time favors the regeneration of the skin without damaging it.

Many social media makeup influencers invite you to practice this treatment to obtain better results when applying the products, greater uniformity, and a very smooth look. Check out what our clients have to say about it.

Dermaplane Facial to Treat Stressed Skin

Stress is considered one of the “diseases” of the 21st century. It is our body’s response to a challenge or stressor, allowing us to face it. But in recent years, we’ve become permanently in a state of alert and subjecting our bodies to high levels of stress. It can become detrimental to health and, evidently, show in our skin.

In chronic stress situations, the skin increases the production of adrenaline and cortisol, unbalancing the hormonal system’s functioning and the sebaceous glands’ production, resulting in a dermis that is oilier than usual or with pimples and acne.

The release of cortisol in response to stress also directly affects collagen and elastin, proteins responsible for the dermis’ elasticity, firmness, and youthful appearance. Consequently, stress situations affect the appearance of wrinkles and premature skin aging.

Our body also releases histamine related to skin allergies, itchiness, and flare-ups of atopic dermatitis. Therefore, the immune system is weakened, being more exposed to more conditions.

Having a beauty routine and professional assistance is necessary to take care of the health of the skin on our faces and to combat the signs of daily stress to which we are exposed.

It’s clear that a dermaplane facial is a super recommended treatment because it does not involve using any chemical products. If you are afraid of chemicals or allergic to other treatments, this may be the one for you.

These are some other benefits that a dermaplane facial treatment offers for your skin:

  • Removes layers of dead skin.
  • Remove facial hair without any risk during the process.
  • Provides soft and silky skin.
  • Regenerates new cells.
  • Provides uniformity when applying makeup.
  • Recovers the natural glow of the face.
  • Provides greater luminosity.
  • Reduces acne marks and minor wrinkles, giving the face a rejuvenated appearance.

Is the Dermaplane Facial Safe?

Dermaplaning is a treatment with no significant complications during or after its application. In general, it is a straightforward and safe cosmetic procedure.

To perform this procedure, it is crucial to go with a professional in cosmetological treatments. It’s dangerous to go to places with no sterilized instruments, poor hygiene conditions or unqualified personnel. In most of these cases, there will be a bad experience. Make sure to choose a certified professional.

Dermaplaning Results

After the session, you will see the results immediately. By removing the hairs, the skin tone looks a little lighter. If you start the treatment with scars, blemishes, acne marks, or expression lines, it is most likely that when you’re finished, you will be surprised to see how they have diminished considerably. The result will increase month after month.

To the touch, you will notice soft skin with a natural shine, that sensation of having the younger face you once had.

Tips for your Dermaplane Facial

Make sure you are a candidate for the treatment.

Dermaplaning can be performed on almost anyone. Unlike chemical peels, which are contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women because they act at the cellular level and may increase the risk to the baby, a professional can perform a dermaplaning facial with no risk.

People with thick, dark facial hair are generally not good candidates for a dermaplaning treatment.

Also, those with very oily skin or who have active acne should not have dermaplaning done. Oil can make it more challenging to get a close shave, and active acne increases the risk of infection. In some cases, your doctor may recommend other treatments, such as a chemical peel, before a dermaplaning treatment.

Make sure you’re in the hands of a professional

Dermaplaning treatments are performed only on the face (other treatments are available for other areas of the body). Only a properly trained and licensed professional should provide dermaplaning treatments.

Although a dermoplane facial may seem similar to simply shaving your face, there are clear differences. First, a licensed medical esthetician performing a dermaplaning treatment uses a single blade held at a 45-degree angle. The dermaplaning tool is much sharper than a conventional razor.

The strokes must be short, soft, gentle, and given in a particular pattern, depending on the facial region to be treated. The skin must be kept taut during the shaving process, which requires skills. The skin is carefully cleansed before the procedure, and a sterile blade is used to exfoliate the skin. Fallen skin cells and peach hair are gently cleaned at the end of the procedure, leaving a fresh, smooth, vibrant skin surface.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.