Dermaplaning: The Missing Piece to the Perfect Facial

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin treatment that involves using a sterile surgical scalpel to gently scrape away dead skin cells and fine vellus hair from the surface of the skin. It is a painless procedure that offers a range of benefits for your skin. Keep reading to learn why we love dermaplaning and its benefits, how the procedure works, and how to perform a dermaplaning treatment.

How Dermaplaning Works

Dermaplaning works by exfoliating the skin manually using a sterile blade to gently scrape away the top layer of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair (also known as peach fuzz) from the face. The procedure is completely painless and can be performed by a certified facial specialist. It is unadvised to perform this treatment at home due to the risks associated with accidentally cutting oneself. When done correctly and safely, the procedure will leave the skin feeling smooth, soft, and refreshed.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning

There are several benefits to dermaplaning such as exfoliation, improved skincare penetration, hair removal, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and baby smooth skin. 


One of the primary and most immediate benefits of dermaplaning is that it provides a deep exfoliation for the skin. By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and, dermaplaning helps to stimulate cell turnover, resulting in brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin.

Improved Skincare Penetration

Dermaplaning can also help to improve the penetration of your skincare products. After dermaplaning, your skincare products will be able to penetrate more deeply into the skin since the top layer had been removed. This can result in better absorption and more dramatic results. This is also why dermaplaning can be an incredible addition to any facial. When performed before a facial, the products used are more effective thus yielding better results.

Hair Removal

Dermaplaning provides a gentle and effective form of hair removal. By removing vellus hair from the face, dermaplaning can help to create a smoother and more even skin tone. It also allows makeup to glide on more smoothly, resulting in a flawless finish.

Reduced Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Dermaplaning can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By removing the outer layer of dead skin cells, the skin appears smoother and more youthful.

Safe and Non-Invasive

One of the biggest benefits of dermaplaning is that it is a safe and non-invasive procedure. Unlike other treatments such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing, dermaplaning does not require any downtime and has minimal side effects. It is suitable for all skin types and can be done on a regular basis to maintain healthy, glowing skin.

The Process of a Dermaplaning Treatment

A dermaplaning treatment or facial will begin with a gentle cleanse to remove any makeup or impurities on the skin. We recommend using the Eminence Stone Crop Gel Wash for an effective yet gentle cleanser that will work for all skin types. 

Step 1: Cleanse the skin!

Step 2: Our first step after cleansing is to apply  a hydrating mist to tone the skin. We recommend using the Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist for this step.

Step 3: Now, it’s time for dermaplaning! Take it slow and carefully use a sterile, medical grade blade for physical exfoliation and hair removal.

Step 4: This step is completely optional - for further dissolution of dead skin cells and to balance the look of the skin, you can use an Eminence peel on your client. Choose a peel that is suited for their skin type or the Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel for a gentle option.

Step 5: A hydrating and calming masque is the perfect next step. The Yellow Sweet Clover Anti-Redness Masque from Eminence is great because it will soothe and heal the sensitive skin after the peel while the jojoba oil will replenish nourish and hydrate.

Step 6: Follow the masque with a balancing serum such as the Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum and a Hydrating Moisturizer to seal everything in. Use a moisturizer that caters to your client’s skin type or choose something universal like Stone Crop.

Dermaplaning is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to improve the appearance and health of your skin. By removing dead skin cells and vellus hair from the surface of the skin, dermaplaning can help to increase cell turnover, promote deeper product penetration, and create a smoother canvas for makeup application. If you are looking for a non-invasive way to enhance your facials, dermaplaning may be the solution you have been searching for. 

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