What is dermaplaning, and do I need it?

Photo of the dermaplaning process.

You might have seen the videos on social media and been wondering: Exactly what is dermaplaning? Do I need it?

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation treatment using a surgical blade to remove dead skin and “peach fuzz” hair from the surface of the face. This reveals fresh and rejuvenated skin. It is an excellent treatment for many skin conditions.


While dermaplaning should not be performed during an active breakout, it is great for removing acne scarring and preventing future breakouts. Dermaplaning removes the trapped oils and dirt on the skin, reducing the harmful bacteria. So, your pores stay clean and unclogged, meaning: no breakouts!

Aging Skin

This treatment is also great for aging skin. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and increases natural cell turnover that tends to slow as we age. It also smooths the overall texture of the skin.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin don’t worry, it works for you too! Removing that dead layer of skin cells and any dry patches helps your skin heal itself. This also allows your skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin, so your at-home routine will be more effective.

Dermaplaning Myths, Debunked!

Several myths about dermaplaning are circulating on social media too, so let’s debunk those:

  1. Facial hair will grow back darker.
    The peach fuzz being removed from the surface of your face only grows as fine, thin hair, known as vellus hair. Removing it by dermaplaning will not affect how it looks when it grows back.
  2. Dermaplaning will hurt.
    Dermaplaning is not painful. The blade is used on its side and only removes the very top layer of dead skin.
  3. At-home dermaplaning is the same as the spa treatment.
    During a professional dermaplaning treatment, our licensed estheticians, trained in the process, will use a medical-grade scalpel to remove the hair and dead skin. At-home dermaplaning blades are meant to only remove the hair but not the layer of dead skin and are much duller.
  4. Dermaplaning will cause breakouts.
    Dermaplaning removes excess oil and dirt trapped on the skin. So, in reality, it can prevent future breakouts.

Ready to Give It a Try?

If you’re ready to try our dermaplaning service, book your appointment online or call us at 501-361-2518.

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