Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation that removes surface dead skin cells and vellus hair from the face using a surgical blade.  This form of exfoliation smooths the skin and allows for the active ingredients in skincare products and treatments to penetrate more deeply into the skin, furthering their anti-aging benefits.

This technique is safely performed using a specialized surgical instrument and disposable blades designed specifically for dermaplaning. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. This removes both the vellus hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.

All skin types I-VI can benefit from dermaplaning. This is a great treatment for global skin types IV-VI. Dermaplaning removes extra layers of skin, which helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow.

Typically clients over 35 are the best candidates and will return for regular treatments. It is highly addictive!

Top Dermaplaning Questions:

1.) What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation using a surgical blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair “peach fuzz”.

2.) What are the top 3 benefits of dermaplaning?

Better penetration of products, removal of vellus hair, and better application of makeup.

3.) How often can dermaplaning be done?

Every 4 weeks.

4.) Does the vellus hair grow back darker or thicker?


5.) Can men have this done?

Yes on their upper face. Dermaplaning is not meant for terminal hair which is usually present on the lower half of a man’s face.

6.) Does it hurt?


7.) Is there any downtime?


9.) Can any skin type have this done?


9.) Is shaving the same as dermaplaning?

No. Dermaplaning resurfaces the skin at a much deeper level with a surgical scalpel.

At Frederick Dermatology Associates, our skin experts may combine good skin care and education with one of our in-office procedures.  We have the state-of-the-art technology and knowledge to effectively treat your melasma.  Don’t wait another minute to schedule your appointment!

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