What is Dermaplaning?

As your skin is exposed to sun damage, harsh irritants, and environmental toxins, its top layer can appear dull and aged. Dermaplaning is a treatment that goes way beyond getting rid of the peach fuzz on your face. It is a non-invasive exfoliation technique that helps to clear away damaged skin cells, making room for new, fresh skin cells. Want to know more about what exactly dermaplaning is? Keep reading to learn more about this quick, low-risk procedure that takes care of more than peach fuzz.

Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning uses a medical-grade stainless steel blade to remove vellus hair, scar tissue, and dead skin cells. The blade is angled at 45 degrees and slowly dragged across the surface of the skin. This takes about 20-30 minutes as your provider works to exfoliate your skin. You may feel tingling during the process, but no pain. The treatment here at Aura also includes a deep cleanse, LED light therapy, and will finish with targeted serum and sunscreen.

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Sunscreen is vital after dermaplaning treatment as sun damage could reverse the effects of the procedure. While you will have sunscreen applied directly after the procedure, you will need to be diligent in the days following.


Dermaplaning is low risk, and any redness or swelling should go down within 2-3 days. The procedure clears around three weeks’ worth of dead skin cells, and skin will appear youthful, smoother, brighter, and fine wrinkles will have faded. When performed by an aesthetician, it is safe for most people and can even help deep acne scars. The removal of peach fuzz will leave a more even base for makeup, but try to let your skin rest for the first day with only the sunscreen recommended.

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While dermaplaning can benefit most people, those with highly reactive skin due to an underlying skin condition may want to pass on this procedure unless approved by your dermatologist. This includes rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or severely active acne for some examples.

If you’re tired of dull skin that makes you go blah, you may want to consider a dermaplaning treatment. Our experienced team is happy to discuss if dermaplaning is right for you. Schedule your appointment by giving us a ring at (813) 960-2411, or fill out our online request form.