What is Dermaplaning?

Do you feel as if your complexion appears dull, or you are bothered by small, soft hairs on your face? If so, you may find dermaplaning to be a great solution. Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves the exfoliation of the skin to eliminate dirt, dead skin, and vellus hair (peach fuzz). This allows for a healthy glow and also a smoother makeup application.

Dermaplaning offers many benefits, including:

  • Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells.
  • Hair removal for smoother skin.
  • Brighter complexion.
  • Soften the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

Candidates for Dermaplaning

Most healthy individuals who are looking to achieve a glow to their complexion can benefit from dermaplaning. However, you should not receive this treatment if you have rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, or active acne. Those who have taken isotretinoin in the last six months should also avoid dermaplaning. If you are interested in learning if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation at our office today.

The Treatment

To begin your dermaplaning treatment, you will lie down on the treatment bed or chair. Next, a special scalpel will be held at a 45-degree angle and scraped gently over your skin to eliminate unwanted dead skin cells, hair, dirt, and other debris. This process usually takes 20-30 minutes to complete.


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After your session, a skin-soothing substance will be applied to the skin, as well as sunscreen. There is no downtime required, so you can return to your regular activities right away. However, be sure to be cautious when it comes to sun exposure, and always wear sunscreen when outdoors. Results can last for up to three weeks, after which another session will be needed to maintain results.

Schedule Your Consultation

For a glowy, healthy complexion, ask us about dermaplaning! At North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we are dedicated to providing professional and natural-looking results to each of our patients. To get started, schedule a consultation appointment today.


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