Ultimate Guide To Dermaplaning

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Dermaplaning is an exfoliating procedure using a surgical blade to scrape the surface of the skin to remove dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and peach fuzz hair. The benefits are endless as the new, hairless skin appears more even toned and brighter. Keep reading this guide for the down low on dermaplaning.

Cost & Results

Dermaplaning costs between $75-125 depending on your location.  The results typically last 3-5 weeks depending on the nature of your skin.

Dermaplaning Candidates

It’s not a great treatment for those with sensitive or acne prone skin. You need a strong skin barrier to tolerate the treatment, so if you have dry skin, or flaking red skin- it’s best to first heal the skin before dermaplaning. It can worsen certain skin conditions or flare them up such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, hives, so be sure to first consult with your dermatologist.

The Treatment

The skin is first cleansed and prepped with alcohol. The treatment is not painful and you will feel gentle friction on the skin as the blade is used to scrape the skin’s surface. A nourishing moisturizer is applied right after the treatment. 

Pre & Post-Dermaplaning 

If you are on retinoids or exfoliants like glycolic or salicylic acid, you need to let your provider know and stop them a week before. If you have active wounds or skin conditions such as eczema, your skin needs to heal fully before dermaplaning. Avoid direct sun exposure after and avoid make up, retinols, or exfoliants in your skincare regimen for 24 hours after the treatment. 

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Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist.

Specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Shirazi received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University Of Kentucky College of Medicine. After doing a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, she completed her residency training in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in addition to completing her training in dermatology and cosmetic surgery at the University of California San Diego.

She has received multiple research scholarships from iconic institutions including Harvard University and the University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has several peer-reviewed publications to her name.