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You’ve probably heard of microdermabrasion, a skin-care treatment that removes dead skin cells and debris from your face. But have you heard of dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is a similar treatment in which an esthetician or dermatologist uses a scalpel to gently scrape off the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The result: smoother and brighter skin.

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that removes vellus hair and dead skin cells from the face. It’s also known as “double-edged shaving” because it uses a surgical blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair.
Dermaplaning is done in a spa or clinical setting. The procedure takes about 45 to 60 minutes and is performed by an esthetician or dermatologist using a scalpel to help remove unwanted facial peach fuzz. Spa services are geared more toward oilplaning, and clinical dermaplaning is more of a corrective treatment.

Who is a good candidate for dermaplaning?
• You have fine vellus hair on your face.
• You want to get rid of dead skin cells to promote collagen production
• You want to diminish dark spots or pigmentation
• You want to add hydration and have a smooth canvas for make-up application

How does it work?

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that uses a small blade to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face. The procedure is best left to professionals trained in dermaplaning because they will be able to do it safely and effectively–and won’t leave any nicks or cuts on your skin (which would lead to an infection).

Dermaplaning works by gently scraping away dead cells and peach fuzz so that newer, healthier skin can come through underneath them! This helps brighten your complexion, clear up acne breakouts, and reduce fine lines around your mouth and eyes.

Is it safe to have dermaplaning done?

Yes! Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types and conditions. The Dunedin Well Spa estheticians provide the best advice, but the procedure is generally safe for all skin tones and textures, even those sensitive or prone to redness.

If you have any concerns about whether or not dermaplaning is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask your esthetician before booking an appointment–they’ll be able to walk through any questions or concerns with you so that there aren’t any surprises when it comes time for treatment!

Dermaplaning can be a good alternative to microdermabrasion.

Dermaplaning is a good alternative to microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning is less aggressive than microdermabrasion and is done at the Dunedin Well Spa, which makes it convenient. It’s also much less expensive than microdermabrasion, so if you’re looking for an affordable way to improve your skin without spending too much money, dermaplaning may be right for you!

If you want to learn more about this treatment, please connect with Dunedin Well Spa with your questions.


If you have questions about dermaplaning, or are interested to know if this procedure is suitable for your skin, please contact us via call or text 727.910.5677 or schedule your dermaplaning appointment by choosing the Gua Sha Glow service or add on to Mehta or Glow Facial Services by clicking here