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What Is Dermaplaning, And Is It Good For The Skin?

What Is Dermaplaning, And Is It Good For The Skin

Aesthetic treatments are becoming more and more accessible to the general public, offering skin enhancement services without resorting to surgical procedures. Despite their ease of use and accessibility, they still tend to be quite expensive. If you are searching for an aesthetic treatment that won’t break your wallet, you may consider dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a simple treatment that improves your skin complexion; nothing complicated, and nor does it overpromise. With dermaplaning, you get what you see and pay for—it’s that easy. Don’t underestimate the treatment due to its simplicity, and it brings excellent results despite the cheap price point. 

So what is dermaplaning, and is it good for your skin?

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is an aesthetic treatment with a reasonably straightforward concept, shaving a skin layer off your skin. Sounds simple enough, no? Well, there’s more to it than that. 

Shaving a skin layer off your face may sound somewhat drastic and dangerous, but the procedure literally involves just that. Through the expertise of your dermaplaning provider, they will shave off a skin layer with precision and caution. But they are not just removing any skin layer; they are removing the layer that contains the old and dead skin layers.

Once the dead skin layer is removed, it paves the way for new skin layers to develop. 

Is It Shaving Your Face?

Many find themselves asking this particular question since blogs and articles about dermaplaning always refer to the treatment as “shaving,” a skin layer off. But yes, dermaplaning is quite literally shaving a skin layer off. 

Dermaplaning only removes the layer that contains the dead skin layer that is filled with dirt and grime. The procedure won’t touch your healthy skin layer at all, and that’s why only professionals can do it. Since the dead skin layer and other dirty debris are removed, new skin cells can grow and replace the lost skin layer. 


The treatment only involves a sharp razor used to peel the skin off. There will be no incisions or other toxin substances for the treatment. Its simple procedure makes it available to anyone, regardless of skin tone and ethnicity. As long as you are not experiencing any chronic skin condition, there should be no problem. 

However, just like any other aesthetic treatment, you still have to know the benefits and what you can expect during the procedure. And that involves consultation, which we will discuss later on. 

Is Dermaplaning Good For Your Skin?

Dermaplaning is a safe and effective way to enhance your skin’s complexion. It helps reveal the smoother skin underneath, untouched by the environmental effects. So right after the treatment, you will immediately notice a brighter skin complexion, supple and softer skin, and lesser peach fuzz. 

Depending on your provider’s expertise, they could also use dermaplaning to help treat dry skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. The treatment effectively reduces skin blemishes, and on top of that, the results get better over time. 

Another benefit of dermaplaning is that it exposes your skin. Typically, the dead skin cells protect the skin, but at the same time, they also hinder the effects of the skincare product you are using. Now that your skin is exposed due to dermaplaning, you can effectively enhance the results of the skincare product you are using, thereby enhancing your skin further. 

However, the results of dermaplaning can be different from person to person. Many of the benefits of dermaplaning may not necessarily work out for you. But one thing is sure. You can expect a more naturally clean-looking skin and an overall brighter skin complexion. 

What Happens In A Dermaplaning Procedure

Thanks to its simplicity, dermaplaning has become a trendy treatment on many social media sites and among beauty treatment enthusiasts. The treatment doesn’t overpromise, and it gets the job done without hiccups. 

For its procedure, dermaplaning is like shaving your hair off using a razor, except we are shaving off the skin. Your skin is frequently exposed to the environment, allowing dirt and grime to settle on the skin, and skin cells die off. It makes your skin look old and dull despite your younger age. 

What dermaplaning does is clear those off away, and here is how it works:

  1. Your provider will clean your face with water and alcohol. This way, they can better see what they are working with and get a precise measure of how to proceed with the treatment. 
  2. Next, they will aim the razor at a steep 45-degree angle.
  3. Now that they got the proper angle, they will start shaving a skin layer off. It’s that simple. 


Although the procedure is very simple and straightforward, you will still need some consultation with our provider. They will tell you some details about the treatment and what realistic outcomes you can expect from it. They will also look for any skin condition that might prevent you from experiencing dermaplaning, including sharing your medical history. 

Once all these details are sorted out, your provider will set a date for your upcoming appointment. 

Side Effects And Risks

Dermaplaning is very safe, and mishaps are very rare. Do you know the feeling when you shave your hair with a razor? Dermaplaning has a similar sensation to that feeling, there are no pains, and a tingling feeling is what you will get. 

The treatment is as dangerous as shaving, and it can wound you if your provider isn’t good enough. Many safety precautions boil down to picking the right provider for your dermaplaning treatment. If all is well, you can go back to your daily routine as soon as you are out of the office. 

However, since a skin layer is removed, your skin is naturally exposed to the environment. So make sure that they are constantly cleaned to avoid infections and irritation. 


The dermaplaning treatment is a simple and affordable method for enhancing your skin’s luminosity and overall texture quality. So if you are interested in the treatment, contact and reach out to our clinic, ELLA Medical Aesthetics. Sally Santos and her medical experts will help you go through the treatment, ensuring that you get the best outcome possible. They also offer other services that address different skin concerns. 

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