When it comes to skincare, there are many different treatment options that you can choose from. There is a huge variety of facials alone that you can try out until you find one that works for you. While it is common to learn more about the trendy skincare treatments as they are shared on social media, there are some you may not know a lot about.

Dermaplaning is one of the treatment options that we offer that we are sure many people do not know about. At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we believe that it is important that our clients know as much about our services as possible.


In this blog, we are going to give you all the information you need to know about dermaplaning. We are going to talk about what it is, how it works, the benefits, and more! Read on to learn more about this dermatology service and schedule your skincare consultation today!

What Is It?

During a dermaplaning treatment, your aesthetician will use a surgical scalpel to scrap the surface of the skin. This “scraping” will help exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells from your face. This treatment will also remove vellus hair, which is the peach fuzz every person has on their face.

How Does it Work?

As your aesthetician scrapes your face with a scalpel, they are removing dead skin cells and vellus hairs from your face. As the top portion of the epidermis is going through this process, the deeper layers of skin, also known as the dermis, is stimulated. This is why makes this treatment a beneficial one. The stimulating effect allows your skin to produce more collagen, giving the skin better texture and making it tighter. The entire dermaplaning treatment generally lasts about 20 to 30 minutes.

Who Should Get This Treatment?

Dermaplaning is a great treatment option for anyone. This is a treatment that is recommended for all skin types. The only people who should not receive a dermaplaning treatment are those with active pustular acne. Other than that, people who have sun damaged skin, fine lines, dull skin, or very dry skin are all great candidates for this unique treatment. This treatment can benefit your skin no matter what type of skin you have.

What Are the Benefits?

Now that you know if you are a good candidate or not, let’s talk about the benefits! Surely, you want to know what the benefits of a dermaplaning treatment are. There are many benefits that may make this treatment one you want to try right away!

One of the main benefits is that it is a simple and quick treatment and no downtime. You could head in for a dermaplaning treatment during your lunch break and head back to work with refreshed skin! If that doesn’t make this treatment more appealing, we don’t know what will. But we will get to the real benefits now!

As the scalpel sloughs away dead skin and peach fuzz, your skin is left softer and smoother. Your complexion will be brighter, and fine lines and wrinkles will be minimized. Dermaplaning can also improve mild scarring and hyperpigmentation. After a dermaplaning treatment, your skin will look better in a variety of ways, just from one simple treatment. That is why this treatment is such a great option!

If you wear makeup, you will also notice additional benefits. When you wear foundation or face powders, you will notice that your peach fuzz is more noticeable under these makeup types. Dermaplaning can remove the peach fuzz, leaving your skin smooth and allowing your makeup to look better than ever.

The skin care products you use will also be more effective. Since your dead skin is removed from your face, your products will be able to better penetrate the skin deeper and faster.

The Results

After your dermaplaning treatment, you will notice some benefits right away, but you will notice maximum benefits three to five days after the treatment. The results from your dermaplaning treatment can last up to four weeks. This is a treatment that can be done regularly for beautiful and glowing skin. However, you shouldn’t get dermaplaning treatments more than once a month.

Other Things to Know

Now that you know the benefits of a dermaplaning treatment, who should get one, and how long the results will last, we wanted to talk about some of the other things we think you should know about dermaplaning.

The first thing we want to talk about is a common myth about dermaplaning. Many people have heard that dermaplaning will make your hair grow back thicker and darker. This is not the case. Your hair will grow back at the same thickness, same color, and at the same speed. Since your hair was cut to a straight edge. It may feel different, but we assure you it isn’t.

Another thing we want to make sure you know is that sunscreen will become even more important after a dermaplaning treatment. After exfoliating your skin through this treatment, it is even more susceptible to the sun. We hope that you use sunscreen every day anyway, but if you get a dermaplaning treatment it is extremely important. If you don’t take sun protection seriously, you may want to avoid a dermaplaning treatment.

You should never try dermaplaning at home either. While it may seem like an easy enough task, it should not be done at home. The aestheticians use a special scalpel to remove dead skin and peach fuzz, so a regular razor will not do the trick. It is best to go to a skilled skincare office, like Azeal, to get this treatment done.

We hope this answered your questions about dermaplaning and gave you more information about this treatment. If you are interested in trying a dermaplaning treatment, be sure to contact Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder! You can schedule an appointment and get any questions you have about this treatment or any of our other treatments answered. We look forward to helping you improve your skin with our dermaplaning service.