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Dermaplaning is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure designed to address common skin concerns and various signs of aging. Safe and effective for all skin types and tones, dermaplaning requires no downtime and can produce noticeable results after a single treatment. However, for many people, optimal results may take a series of treatments – most often six – performed over several months.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning can help rejuvenate your skin by removing “peach fuzz” and dead skin cells, stimulating your blood circulation, and boosting the production of cells. Shaving away the surface layers of your skin can help make it feel smoother.

Incredibly gentle, dermaplaning exfoliates the stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin) along with vellus hair, the fine, light-colored hair often referred to as “peach fuzz” or “baby hair.” In so doing, this procedure produces an overall more radiant appearance to the skin, helping to create a smoother and more youthful look after each treatment.

Dermaplaning is used to treat a range of issues including:

  • Dull Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Sun Spots
  • Acne Scars
  • Pock Marks
  • Fine Wrinkles

The most common dermaplaning treatment area is the face. However, arms, chest, back, legs, and more can be treated with this safe, effective, and non-invasive cosmetic service.

Candidates for Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is safe and effective for nearly every skin tone and type. Suitable candidates should have generally healthy skin, but there are few prerequisites for dermaplaning candidacy. The best way to learn if this safe and effective treatment is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation at our Leawood office.

Dermaplaning Procedure

Dermaplaning is done in-office and takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Before the procedure, a numbing spray may help ensure optimal comfort, though the procedure is minimally invasive and should not result in pain.

During the procedure, a special tool is used to gently remove dead skin and vellus hairs, allowing the smoother skin underneath to become exposed. Following this gentle exfoliation, we will apply a cooling gel to help soothe the skin and begin the healing process.

Dermaplaning is not a deep cosmetic treatment, and results are typically subtle. It may take two to three treatments for results to become more visible, with optimal outcomes often requiring more. During your initial consultation, we will carefully evaluate your skin, assess your areas of concern, and help you determine how many treatments may be necessary to reach your goals.

Dermaplaning Recovery and Results

  • 1-3 days
  • High activity

Dermaplaning does not require a recovery period. You can drive to and from your appointment and resume your normal activities immediately after treatment.

The treatment area may experience redness and slight irritation for a few days following dermaplaning. You can reduce this minor inconvenience by following the aftercare instructions provided by our office.

You must avoid exfoliating treatments and other potential irritants, such as makeup, for at least 24 hours following treatment – and use a full spectrum sunscreen to help prevent damaging your newly refreshed skin every day.

Dermaplaning is minimally invasive and designed to produce subtle cosmetic improvements. These can be maintained through proper skin care, including washing and exfoliating, moisturizing, and sun protection.

As a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure, dermaplaning is not designed to produce long-lasting results. A single treatment can be expected to deliver results for around one month, with subsequent treatments helping to extend this period for around one month each. This makes maintenance appointments important to ensure long-lasting results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to learn more about dermaplaning or our non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule your consultation today. Or, you can fill out the form on our contact page. Located in Leawood, we serve Olathe, Lee’s Summit, and all nearby areas of Missouri and Kansas.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who Should Not Have Dermaplaning?

    Although dermaplaning is safe and minimally invasive, it is not for everyone. Some people may not be eligible for dermaplaning treatment if they have certain conditions.

    These conditions include the following:

    •       Severe sunburns
    •       Active acne
    •       Sensitive skin
    •       Cancer

    You may also not be qualified for dermaplaning if you take a medication like Accutane. Accutane is a medication that can help treat severe acne by shrinking the oil glands and unclogging pores. However, it can also make the skin more sensitive. To know for sure if you are a suitable candidate for dermaplaning, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Young.

  • Are There Risks to Dermaplaning?

    Dermaplaning does have a few, albeit rare, risks to be aware of. It can increase your chance of an infection, cause scarring, and cause skin discoloration.

  • How Does Dermaplaning Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

    Dermaplaning is an effective way to treat wrinkles and fine lines. When a doctor shaves the skin, they also remove villus hairs. Villus hairs play a role in the appearance of aging skin, which includes wrinkles and fine lines. However, it should be noted that dermaplaning, while a great way to tackle wrinkles and fine lines early on, is not suitable for treating deep wrinkles. For deeper wrinkles, you may consider alternatives, such as injectable fillers, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and Botox injections. 

  • Is Any Preparation Needed for Dermaplaning?

    Your skin will need to be clean and makeup-free before your dermaplaning treatment. We will cleanse your skin before treatment to help prevent infection and irritation. Please do not wear makeup to your appointment.

  • Is Dermaplaning Painful?

    Dermaplaning is painless, some patients even find it somewhat pleasant. There may be slight irritation and redness following treatment, but these issues can be dealt with through the use of topical moisturizers and proper post-treatment skin care.

    We carry a selection of SkinMedica® products and can help you select the most effective options during your time in our care.

    The best way to maintain dermaplaning results is through a consistent at-home skin care routine. We carry a comprehensive range of SkinMedica® skincare products that can be customized to address your specific needs. We also offer a wide variety of non-surgical treatments that can be used alternately with dermaplaning to help produce longer-lasting and more substantial results. We would be happy to discuss this in greater detail during your time in our care.

    Furthermore, dermaplaning can also help treat a variety of conditions.

    These conditions include the following:

    •       Acne scars
    •       Dry skin
    •       Sun damaged skin
    •       Fine lines
    •       Wrinkles

    Actinic keratosis


Hannah Brown

Hannah was born and raised in KC. She graduated from Entourage Institute of Beauty & Esthetics and got her laser training and certification with Lumenis. She is a certified provider with SkinPen, PCA professional peels, and continues her educations with annual trainings from SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health.


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