What is Dermaplaning?

As we age, our cell turnover decreases and this affects our skin texture and tone. Dermaplaning is a treatment whereby the upper layers of skin are removed using a surgical scalpel with specific technique. In doing soul the overall appearance, feel, look & complexion of skin is boosted. Dermaplaning also treats a myriad of skin concerns, such as fine lines/wrinkles, scarring and more.
The new layer of skin gives the patient a rejuvenated, glowing and more youthful appearance. 
Dead skin cells make your complexion look dull and contribute to clogged pores and spots. Dermaplaning clears the way so skin peels, facials, skin products and serums can get down into the skin where they need to be rather than sitting on the skin’s surface. It also removes peach fuzz / vellus (fine) hair on the face and creates clear channels into the skin as well as a soft, smooth surface for makeup to glide on flawlessly.

Why choose Dermaplaning?

Dermplaning is the ultimate solution for those who do not want multiple sessions to see results. Dermaplaning is the ideal ‘quick fix’ treatment taking just 30 minutes. This is a method of deep exfoliation using a surgical grade scalpel that gently scrapes off the top layer of dulling, dead skin and fine hair. Your skin is instantly luminous with a glow that is impossible to achieve from at home exfoliation.
Dermaplaning is incredibly popular amongst celebrities as it also helps eliminate the ‘peach fuzz’ that can often leave your makeup looking cakey. Removal of this facial hair, along with the dead skin cells, creates a truly bright and beautiful complexion. It also allows for much greater penetration of your skincare products too, leaving you with longer lasting results.

What happens during Dermaplaning treatment ?

Once you have completed your consultation, your dermaplaning treatment will commence with your skin therapist. A surgical blade is used to remove dead/congested skin from your face. The blade is moved across the skin at a 45-degree angle for around 20 to 30 minutes for optimal results.
 This also removes velds (fine) hair & ‘peach fuzz’. This removal of skin tissue will make skin glow and remove any dullness or lack of tone in the skin. The new layer of healthy skin cells will also create a smoother, more youthful look. 
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Who is suitable for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can be used on all skin types except those with active or deep cystic acne.
Dermaplaning is a great treatment for anyone with dry skin, fine lines, pigmentation and acne scarring. It is particularly beneficial for ageing skin to assist with cell turnover. 
It’s recommended that any breakouts clear before undergoing this treatment. 

What happens after Dermaplaning treatment ?

Once your treatment is finished, you will be given a specific set of aftercare instructions, which are dependant on whether you have any accompanying treatments alongside your Dermaplaning session. 
Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided until all redness has subsided. Further after care includes using a post treatment cleanser twice daily, followed by a serum or treatment cream (this will be discussed with your skin therapist). We also recommend using SPF 30+ at all times for a minimum of four weeks, although we recommend always using SPF in your skincare regime. In addition, direct sunlight exposure and tanning beds should be completely avoided immediately following treatment.

Are there any side-effects from undergoing Dermaplaning ?

While some patients may experience excessive dryness or even some peeling between sessions, this usually subsides with 2 or 3 hours after the treatment. Patients who have more sensitive skin may have some redness after the first couple of sessions, which usually goes away quickly as well. Dermaplaning may cause minor superficial abrasions, which may not appear until a day or two following your treatment. Whilst we endeavour to reduce any irritation/abrasion as much as possible, these are natural possibilities and highly patient and scenario dependant. 

Does facial hair grow back thicker & darker?

No. Dermaplaning does  cause vellus hair follicles to transform into terminal hair follicles. This is because Dermaplaning tackles  villous hair, as opposed to traditional terminal hair that grows elsewhere (which is darker & thicker).  Dermaplaning does  cause vellus hair follicles to transform into terminal hair follicles o

How often should I have Dermaplaning?

We recommend having Dermaplaning every 4-6 weeks.


At Skin Cosmetics London, our skin specialists have created a range of treatments in combination with Dermaplaning, to aid and maximise the results of treatment. There is also the added benefit of value-for-money as these treatments will be less expensive than purchasing individually. 


Dermaplaning offers exfoliation and removes dead skin cells as well as peach fuzz (fine hair). It can therefore be used in conjunction with laser hair removal to maximise results, as it will remove a layer of skin and therefore help the laser to work more effectively, as well as removing fine hairs, thus only leaving terminal hairs for the skin therapist to focus on. 


Dermaplaning exfoliates the skin, however in conjunction with a moderate-strength acid peel, results can be greatly maximised. Mechanical & chemical exfoliation combined to leave skin looking crystal clear. 


Dermaplaning exfoliates and removes dead skin cells. LED light is then used on the new layer of skin to help reduce inflammation, fight acne and promote anti-ageing effects, without the burns or downtime of chemical peels. This type of light does not contain UV light and so is safe for use on a regular basis, as well as on sensitive skin (especially post Dermaplaning).   


This treatment combines two advanced treatments to exfoliate, stimulate collagen production.  remove unwanted hair and tackle scarring all in one treatment.


Let one of our expert team guide you through your skin journey. Book a free, no-obligation consultation for any of our treatments, or book a free skin analysis to better understand your skin and how you can improve its health. We will offer impartial, reliable advice and sign post you to the correct treatments and skincare regime, in line with your budget.