Dermaplaning is an effective method of facial exfoliation that removes the top layer of dull, dead skin cells and reveals a smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning is a favorite skin care treatment in New York, because it eliminates the peach fuzz that cakes up in makeup. Dermaplaning creates a greater penetration of skincare products and the result is a flawless canvas for smooth makeup. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.


How Does Dermaplaning Work?

At North Shore Medical Spa, Dermaplaning is performed by a licensed and trained esthetician. You can sit back and relax as your esthetician uses a small tool to manually exfoliate the skin. The use of a small tool allows for detailed focus on areas where dead skin cells have built up over time. This non-invasive treatment is described as relaxing by most patients. Some may experience a light scratching as the esthetician works.


Once the treatment is complete, you can return to work the same day, with no downtime! Our Medical Spa team recommends caution when using aggressive skin care products for a few days, as these can cause dryness and irritation due to the extra penetration that is possible following exfoliation. Dryness, redness, and flaking of the skin are possible.


Benefits Of Dermaplaning

– Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
– Removes dead skin cells that have built up over time
– Smooths the skin by removing peach fuzz
– Promotes healthy skin production
– Creates a smooth, soft glow immediately following treatment
– No down time for healing is required


Who Should Consider Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are both forms of exfoliation, using different methods to achieve similar end results. Each method is effective on most patients, and the ultimate decision should be made based on your personal preferences as well as the recommendations of your skin care specialist.


Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skin cells to uproot clogged pores around the nose, mouth and chin.


Dermaplaning is a surface-level treatment that scrapes off the top layer of skin. This minimal removal of skin makes it an ideal treatment option for dry skin types and anyone who wants to get rid of peach fuzz.


Individual results from these treatments can vary, and your skin care specialist at North Shore Medical Spa will recommend which options can produce the greatest results based on your personal goals and unique skin type.