Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves using a small scapel to remove the topmost layer of skin, removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

About the Treatment

Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair. It is also highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant.

It is great for prepping the skin prior to peels and enzyme treatments and to increase penetration of active ingredients. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is the go-to treatment for high profile occasions.

Dermaplaning is ideal for people with all skin types and colors in their 30’s and beyond who are interested in improving the health and appearance of their skin. It is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects. It’s a good alternative to a chemical peel for anyone with sensitive skin.

Dermaplaning treatments can be as short as 15-30 minutes or can be part of a 60-minute facial with mask, light therapies, or chemical peel. SPMA staff can help you determine what’s best for your skin.

We recommend coming in every four weeks to maintain results and for improvements in skin tone and texture. The effects are cumulative.

How it Works

I’ve seen more than a few posts on social media from patients threatening to take matters into their own hands. But before googling at-home Dermaplaning, let me share the difference between Dermaplaning facial by licensed staff vs. what you are getting with your online purchase.

Dermaplaning with a scalpel done at SPMA:

  • We use a special surgical blade to manually exfoliate the top layer of the skin to stimulate cellular turnover
  • Painlessly removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and soft facial hair
  • A good option for clients with sensitive skin and pregnant women looking for a deep exfoliation
  • Allows for better penetration of skincare products and making them more effective
  • Minimal side effects and downtime, dermaplaning can be done over your lunch hour
  • It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker

At SPMA, the Dermaplaning facial incorporates a hydrating mask appropriate to each client’s skin type.


At-home devices will increase your chance of spreading bacteria to your face if not cleaned properly, which can lead to breakouts.

Not everyone is a candidate for Dermaplaning. Clients with active acne, rosacea, or hirsutism, a condition of excessive male-pattern hair growth.

For those of you with an unsteady hand, grab some Neosporin and a Band-Aid and call SPMA next time!

What to Expect

  •  Dermaplaning treatments can vary from 15 to 60 minutes.
  • Our dermaplaning facial incorporates a hydrating mask appropriate to each client’s skin type.
  • Your results are immediate. That is one of the great things about Dermaplaning — no downtime and no waiting to look your best. Perfect before an event!
  • Dermaplaning has minimal side effects and downtime (you can do it over your lunch hour!)
  • It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker

Dermaplaning Information PDF