Exfoliating your skin is essential for maintaining a healthy glow. Otherwise, a build-up of dead skin cells, bacteria and oils can clog your pores and leave your complexion looking dull or tired. Dermaplaning is a natural and effective treatment for gently clearing away these impurities to reveal a smoother, healthier layer of skin and rejuvenate your appearance.

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a gentle, noninvasive cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate your skin with no downtime and minimal side effects. During the treatment, a skilled aesthetician uses a surgical-grade scalpel to delicately remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs, also known as “peach fuzz,” from the surface of your skin, which can trap impurities like dirt and oil. This helps address concerns caused by a build-up of bacteria and other pore-clogging debris while revealing a fresher, healthier and more radiant complexion.

What Concerns Can Dermaplaning Treat?

Dermaplaning is commonly used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the face by scraping away the outermost layer of dead skin cells. This instantly brightens your complexion and improves the appearance of a number of minor skin imperfections or concerns, such as:

  • Rough, uneven skin texture
  • Blemishes
  • Clogged pores
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage
  • Superficial hairs, or “peach fuzz”
  • Dull complexion
  • Acne-prone skin

Whether you’re looking to refresh your appearance or tackle specific concerns, dermaplaning offers an effective and noninvasive solution to help you achieve your skin care goals. Treatment involves no downtime and can easily fit into your normal skin care routine, with monthly touch-ups helping you maintain a smooth, glowing complexion year-round.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a natural, chemical-free treatment that is safe for all skin types and able to address a wide variety of concerns. For men and women looking to rejuvenate their complexion, dermaplaning is a popular choice that provides numerous benefits.

Removal of “Peach Fuzz”

Dermaplaning helps to rid the skin of dead skin cells and the soft vellus hairs on the face, known as “peach fuzz.” This makes your complexion visibly brighter and helps to give your skin a soft, silky smooth texture. While doing this yourself with a regular razor isn’t recommended due to the bacteria it can harbor (and its dullness compared to a medical-grade scalpel), dermaplaning provides a safe and effective way to get rid of these annoying hairs.

Flawless Makeup Application

Getting your foundation, concealers and highlighters to blend well can be difficult when your skin is rough and uneven. That’s because they just sit on top of your facial hairs and dead skin cells, leading to a dry or “cakey” appearance. However, dermaplaning eliminates these barriers to create a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application every time.

Improved Product Absorption

With dead skin cells and vellus hairs out of the way, dermaplaning helps you get the most out of your skin care products by enhancing absorption. After treatment, you’ll notice that serums, creams and moisturizers are able to penetrate more deeply, improving their effectiveness.

Clearer Skin

As dirt, oil and dead skin cells build up in your pores, it can lead to persistent acne breakouts and an uneven skin texture. Dermaplaning effectively removes these impurities from the surface of your skin, giving you a smoother, brighter and clearer complexion overall.

What to Expect During Your Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning is a quick and effective treatment that takes about 30 minutes to complete. Before the procedure begins, your face will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup, impurities or excess oils, ensuring a clean canvas and preparing your skin for treatment.

At Wink, dermaplaning is performed by one of our skilled aestheticians, who will pass a sharp, sterile, surgical-grade scalpel over the skin at a precise angle, gently scraping away dead skin cells, fine vellus hairs and other debris. As these impurities are safely removed, a smoother and healthier layer of skin will be revealed, rejuvenating and refreshing your appearance.

Dermaplaning is noninvasive and moves across the surface of the skin without puncturing it, ensuring a comfortable treatment with no pain or downtime. Once your treatment is complete, a soothing ointment will be applied to calm any minor redness or irritation that may occur.

Dermaplaning Post-Treatment Care

Dermaplaning is a noninvasive procedure with no downtime. However, your skin may be more sensitive than usual after treatment, so our skin care professionals have some guidelines to follow for minimizing the potential for side effects and enhancing your results.

  • Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleansers for one week
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use a high-SPF sunscreen
  • Apply nourishing serums and moisturizers to soothe your skin
  • Don’t go swimming in chlorinated water for at least three days
  • Try to avoid touching your face, which can introduce bacteria
  • Use lukewarm water when showering or bathing

Our team may also have additional recommendations, such as specific products that should (or should not) be used. By following these aftercare instructions, you’ll help your skin heal smoothly and achieve the best possible outcome from your dermaplaning treatment.

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Dermaplaning Results

Dermaplaning provides immediate and long-lasting results. After your first treatment, you’ll notice significant improvements in overall skin texture and radiance. The removal of peach fuzz and old skin cells instantly reveals a brighter, healthier complexion while increasing the effectiveness of topical products and providing a smooth canvas for makeup application.

If you’re concerned about your facial hair growing back thicker and darker after treatment, that myth has been debunked by multiple scientific studies. Dermaplaning will not change the color or thickness of your facial hair. The peach fuzz that is removed will come back just as it was before, though it might feel coarser or more “stubbly” than usual as it grows out.

The body naturally replaces skin cells on a regular basis, so you can expect these improvements to last for four to six weeks. Many patients undergo monthly dermaplaning sessions to maintain their results, but more or less frequent visits may be recommended depending on your needs. During your initial appointment, our skin care team will develop a personalized treatment plan and schedule tailored to your specific concerns and goals.

Can Dermaplaning Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Dermaplaning is a fantastic procedure that can be performed on its own to help rejuvenate a dull complexion, but it can also be used alongside other skin care treatments to boost your overall results. One popular combination is dermaplaning and HydraFacial MD, two best-in-class options that complement each other perfectly. Dermaplaning helps prepare the skin for HydraFacial MD, allowing the nourishing ingredients it uses to penetrate deeper into the skin for optimal effectiveness. Our team may also recommend incorporating exosomes into your dermaplaning treatment to help to improve healing and maximize your glow.

Dermaplaning works so well with other treatments that we offer complimentary dermaplaning sessions with our HydraFacial MD, DiamondGlow and Intraceuticals Oxygen treatments. During your initial consultation, our team can help you decide which combination will work best to bring out the best in your skin and help you achieve a flawless complexion.

Experience Dermaplaning at Wink Medical Aesthetics

If you’re ready to reveal your skin’s natural beauty and experience the incredible benefits of dermaplaning, schedule your appointment at Wink Medical Aesthetics today. Our experienced team of professionals is here to guide you through the process and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique skin care needs. To get started, book your appointment by calling our office at 512-607-9743 or completing our online contact form.


Is Dermaplaning Painful?

Dermaplaning is a gentle and noninvasive treatment that uses a medical-grade blade to remove damaged skin cells and fine vellus hairs. Unlike other treatments, it doesn’t penetrate the surface of the skin, so the procedure is generally considered comfortable. You may feel a light scraping sensation during treatment, but this is well-tolerated by most patients.

How Often Should I Get Dermaplaning Done?

For optimal results, dermaplaning is typically recommended every four to six weeks. However, this may vary depending on your unique needs, concerns and goals. Our team can develop a personalized treatment to help you achieve and maintain a smooth, glowing complexion.

Is Dermaplaning Similar to Shaving?

At first glance, dermaplaning and shaving may look similar because both use a blade to remove unwanted hair, but the resemblance ends there. Unlike shaving, dermaplaning uses an extremely sharp and sterile surgical scalpel to also remove dead skin cells and encourage cellular renewal, leaving your complexion looking smooth, radiant and refreshed.

What Are the Side Effects of Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning involves no downtime and minimal side effects, however, you may experience some mild redness and increased sensitivity after treatment. Our team will provide you with aftercare instructions and guidelines for protecting your skin and optimizing your results.

Will Dermaplaning Make My Facial Hair More Noticeable?

Fortunately, it is a myth that facial hair comes back thicker and darker after being removed. This misconception stems from the fact that shaving gives the hair a blunt tip, making it feel coarser as it grows out. Once it has returned to a normal length, your facial hairs will appear the same as they did before. This holds true for each subsequent dermaplaning treatment.

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