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Is Dermaplaning Good for Your Skin?

Dermaplaning Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ | 360 SkinLab

Imagine a tiny knife in a stranger’s hands gliding across your face – that’s not a good thought. But within the confines of a medspa, such a scene is called dermaplaning. This post discusses dermaplane’s benefits, how it goes, and more.

What is the Dermaplane Procedure?

Dermaplaning is a process that exfoliates your skin and removes debris and vellus hair, sometimes known as “peach fuzz,” leaving your skin smoother and more radiant. Although the process takes a half-hour, the benefits are noticeable and could continue for up to six weeks.

The procedure may lessen hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles. Deep acne scars are also treated with it. Your skin type, style, and medical history affect how effectively it works.

After three steps, the dermaplaning technique produces exfoliated and brighter fresh skin. Cleansing, exfoliation, and an enzyme peel are the procedures.

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

The idea that dermaplaning is harmful and scary to your skin is not entirely insensible.

In dermaplaning, the skin is exfoliated with a scalpel (the actual surgical knife). To exfoliate the top layer of skin and eliminate vellus hair, the cosmetician runs the blade at a 45° angle across your skin.

It’s easy to feel anxious when a blade glides across your face. However, dermaplaning is a safe and effective procedure that will give your skin a more radiant and youthful appearance. Make sure you collaborate with a qualified, licensed, and experienced medical aesthetics expert.

Scalpel use is a skill that professionals possess. They are adept at using their resources to produce just the most desirable outcomes. Shannon Marie Tree, NMD of 360 SkinLab, is one such professional.

The Benefits of the Dermaplane Treatment

The top layer of skin is scraped off during dermaplaning. Dermaplaning improves the skin by removing acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dermaplaning generally leaves the skin smooth.

The following skin issues are also treated by dermaplaning, in addition to fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring:

  • Sallow or dull skin
  • Dry skin
  • Sun damage
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Peach fuzz

Dermaplaning is also reasonably practical, which is another advantage. No downtime or recovery period is required. You can continue your day as usual after just 30 minutes of the session (except your skin looks much smoother and more radiant).

The treatment’s ability to deliver immediate results is another factor that makes it convenient. As soon as the dermaplaning procedure is over, your skin will appear much smoother and younger than before you entered the practitioner’s office. Although instant results in beauty often have a poor reputation since they can have unintended consequences, dermaplaning does not fall under this category.

How Does the Treatment Go?

Aside from the blade gliding across your face, what can you expect from the dermaplane treatment?

Before the Actual Procedure

Your healthcare provider will: before the procedure:

  • Discuss your procedure’s objectives.
  • Make sure your skin is in good enough shape for the operation by examining it.
  • Describe what to expect before, during, and following the dermaplaning.
  • Examine your medical history.

If there are any additional instructions you need to follow before the treatment, such as quitting smoking for a few weeks, your healthcare professional will let you know. Quitting smoking could hasten your recovery from the operation.

During the Procedure

Dermaplaning doesn’t require general anesthesia, but around 30 minutes before the operation, your doctor may apply numbing cream or spray to your face. Although you might experience some stinging or itching on your skin, dermaplaning is often not painful.

The top layer of your skin is then scraped off by the medical professional using a surgical knife or another tool. It softly removes the top layers of skin without making wounds in your skin.

The provider might use a calming gel or ointment to reduce irritability, redness, or potential swelling after the treatment.

A few minutes to an hour and a half can pass throughout the procedure. The size of the area that needs treatment determines how long the operation will take.

What to Expect Afterwards?

After the dermaplaning technique, your skin may be mildly painful, red, and puffy. To ease any discomfort, your healthcare professional may suggest over-the-counter painkillers. Contact your healthcare physician if you find that the swelling persists for more than a week or gets worse.

The Risks of the Dermaplane Procedure

Like with most skin-related procedures, dermaplaning poses risks.

Acne Breakouts

Dermaplaning may cause a new breakout if you are prone to acne. By staying away from active acne when dermaplaning. Dermaplaning shouldn’t be done on already inflamed acne since it can quickly spread the bacteria and result in another breakout.

Dermaplaning can make your skin more vulnerable since it eliminates a layer of skin. Your likelihood of developing a breakout following treatment may increase if your dermaplaning blade or hands are contaminated with bacteria.


Dermaplaning can irritate your skin as well. After all, the treatment entails slicing your skin with a blade.

You can have redness, discoloration, or itchiness in your skin for 1–2 days following your dermaplaning procedure.


After a procedure like dermaplaning, it’s natural for your skin to feel dry or even a touch flaky.

The process should ultimately reduce skin dryness by removing any dead skin cells. Your face may feel tight and dry the first few days after exfoliation.


Specific hazards are always expected if a qualified specialist does not do it. There is always a chance of infection, scarring, and the possibility of being left with nicks, scratches, or deeper cuts. Overworked skin will have a compromised barrier, leaving it red, irritated, and sensitive, and many skin care products will aggravate it.

If you receive treatment from a professional, any cuts, on the other hand, should be relatively minor and heal completely without leaving any traces. It’s paramount that you work only with the best.

Speaking of the best, look no further than Shannon Marie Treen, NMD – the cause of the magic found in 360 SkinLab. You can request an appointment with us by calling 480-450-7859, emailing 360skinlab@gmail.com, or messaging us through our contact form.

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