Is Dermaplaning Painful?

Would you like clearer, smoother skin?  Dermaplaning can help.  Dermaplaning is a simple procedure that exfoliates the skin, leaving it glowing, vibrant, and more youthful.  But because it involves ‘shaving’ the skin, patients considering the procedure frequently ask – Is dermaplaning painful. 

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin exfoliation treatment in which a surgical blade is used to remove the buildup of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the skin.  During dermaplaning, the skin is held taut while the surgical blade is held at an angle and used to gently scrape the top layer of the skin.  Dermaplaning treats annoying skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, scars, and dull skin.  

Is Dermaplaning Painful?

Dermaplaning is done using light feather-like strokes so it does not hurt at all.  Patients will feel a slight sensation as the blade is moved across the skin but the treatment is very gentle.  

Dermaplaning is considered a low-irritation procedure and many patients find the treatment quite relaxing.  There may be slight redness after dermaplaning but this typically fades within a few hours.  

Is Dermaplaning Safe?

Dermaplaning is a low-risk procedure that is safe for all skin types.  However, people with skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis should avoid dermaplaning because it can cause excessive peeling. 

Benefits Of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a great way to improve the tone and texture of the skin.  It  enhances the absorption of topical skin care products because it clears the dead skin cells that prevent products from getting down into the skin.  Dermaplaning also creates a smooth surface for makeup to glide on easily.  

Would you like to learn more about dermaplaning?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area. 

If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA is our featured practice. 

You can reach them at, or by calling (949) 408-1982.

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