What’s the Deal with Dermaplaning?

January 3rd, 2019 by Dr. Michael Glass

Learn How You Can Get the Same Glowy Skin Hollywood Celebrities Have


Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were both reputed to be fans of dermaplaning. However, outside of Hollywood circles, many people don’t know what this amazing rejuvenating technique is all about. That’s why we decided to demystify dermaplaning. Read on to learn what it is, how it works, and who can benefit from it.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a way of shedding old skin to reveal the bright, beautiful skin beneath. During this non-invasive facial cosmetic treatment, a surgical scalpel is used to carefully scrape the skin’s surface, removing dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair.

The process is a super-charged exfoliation session.

What Can I Expect During a Dermaplaning Session?

During your dermaplaning appointment, we’ll clean your face and make sure it’s prepped for treatment. Then, we’ll gently run the scalpel over your skin to remove its upper layer. The entire process lasts anywhere from 30-40 minutes. The procedure is a painless one and not so different from what you’d experience shaving your legs.

Will Facial Hair Grow Back Thicker after Dermaplaning?

It’s a myth that facial hair grows back thicker after dermaplaning. The process doesn’t change the texture or number of hair follicles.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Dermaplaning and How Long Will They Last?

beautiful girl after bath touching her faceImagine having baby-soft skin again. That’s one of the main benefits of dermaplaning. Additionally makeup looks better, because it has a smoother surface to adhere to. Skin also appears more youthful and glowing after a treatment, because its texture and tone is improved. The benefits of dermaplaning typically last up to four weeks.

Even better, dermaplaning doesn’t require any downtime. In fact, the only side effect you’re likely to experience is mild redness immediately after the procedure.

Who Makes a Good Dermaplaning Candidate?

Fortunately, most people make good dermaplaning candidates.

The procedure can be performed on all skin types. The only people who should definitely pass on dermaplaning are those with active acne pustules or people who can’t sit still.

Also, if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone, you should tell the technician during your complimentary consultation, to make sure you’re a good candidate.

How Can I Schedule a Complimentary Consultation at Esteem Medical Spa?

To schedule your complimentary consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508.

We’re conveniently located at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard and offer Saturday appointments for your convenience.