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What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning uses a medical-grade surgical blade in short strokes at a 45-degree angle to remove the surface layer of dead skin, debris and hair. A single dermaplaning session is able to remove around 2-3 weeks of built-up dead skin cells and debris from your skin. Since the blade is being held at a precise angle and the experienced technician uses light, feathering strokes, there is no worry about piercing or scratching the skin. Dermaplaning is completely pain-free and non-invasive.

What are the benefits?

Dermaplaning has many benefits, it is an effective treatment for skin exfoliation which boosts the effects of skincare products as it promotes a deeper penetration, ultimately making your skin feel and look smoother. The treatment removes vellus hair (which can trap dirt and oil) allowing make-up to sit more smoothly and reducing texture on the skin. Overall, the treatment will leave you with a brighter, glowing complexion.

Here are some before and after results of dermaplaning treatments…

before and after dermaplaning treatment benefits

Dermaplaning can be used for any skin type and anyone with:

Acne Scars

Dull Skin

Dry Skin

Sun-damaged Skin

Fine Wrinkles

Are there any risks to dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning should always be performed by a qualified practitioner. Due to the national lockdown taking place there is a rise in people undergoing at-home beauty treatments. This can lead to injury to the skin as it is performed using a highly-sharp blade. To avoid scarring/injury do not perform this treatment on yourself/others.

Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure. Side effects may include slight redness in your face in the hours after getting the treatment. Some people develop whiteheads on their skin in the day or two after dermaplaning.

What to expect

You don’t need to plan any downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment. You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in two or three days right after the procedure.

You may notice that your skin looks brighter immediately after you’re finished with a dermaplaning treatment, but it often takes a few days to appreciate the full results. As any redness subsides, you’ll be able to see the results more clearly in the days afterwards.

Results of dermaplaning aren’t permanent. The procedure claims to clear away up to three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. After three weeks to a month, your results will have faded.

After a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to be extra careful about sun exposure. Sun damage could reverse the effects of dermaplaning, or create pigment blotches on your freshly uncovered skin cells. In the weeks after a dermaplaning treatment, don’t leave the house without wearing sunscreen on your face.

Preparing for dermaplaning

Before you have a dermaplaning treatment, you’ll need to have a conversation with your provider. Your medical history, skin type, and skin coloring will be discussed, as well as the results you want.

If you have an active acne flare-up, you may need to reschedule your appointment to avoid irritating your skin further or tearing your skin’s surface.

You’ll also need to avoid direct sun exposure in the week prior to your appointment, as sun damage, such as a sunburn, could compromise your skin and make the treatment painful.


To book a dermaplaning treatment call us on 0151 345 6575

If you are interested in gaining a qualification in dermaplaning click here.