Dermaplaning is an effective and safe exfoliation procedure.  It uses a sterile surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin to remove excess dead skin and peach fuzz hairs. The tool is held at a 45 degree angle and is brushed along the skin to remove the hair and skin cells.  The procedure is only performed on the face and is not used for shaping the eyebrows, which the hair is much thicker. It is generally a stand alone procedure, but it does create deeper product penetration boosting the products effects.  The procedure makes skin look and feel smoother and reduces the appearance of acne scars.

Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks.  It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done.  The procedure generally will remove between two to three weeks of dead skin from the facial area.



Increases the absorption of topical products such as serums and masks

    • Primes skin for chemical peels and other beauty treatments
    • Creates a healthier, more radiant appearance
    • Helps to unblock blackheads
    • Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
    • Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peach fuzz”
    • Works on all skin types
    • Instant results and no downtime



Dermaplaning can be done as a standalone treatment or combined with our signature medical grade facials.  Dermaplaning facials is a great options for a full skin rejuvenation experience.



    • Avoid direct sun exposure (without the use of sunscreen) for 2 weeks
    • Avoid tanning beds for 2 weeks
    • Avoid self-tanning products
    • Discontinuing any harsh skin care products 3 days prior to the treatment (Acids, Retin A, etc…)



First, your aesthetician will clean and thoroughly dry your skin. Next, she will pull an area of your skin with one hand to make a tight smooth surface. Then using a sterile 10 gauge surgical blade she will use short, swift strokes to scrape off dead skin cells and peach fuzz. This will be repeated until your entire face is complete.



You may have minimal inflammation or redness depending on how sensitive your skin is for 0-2 days post Dermaplaning. We suggest avoiding occlusive or thick facial products for a few days, not working out and sweating the day of or after your treatment, to be mindful of bacteria on your cell phone, hands, other items.  Pores can unclog and result in a small breakout since exfoliation brings things to the surface and the skins barrier is temporarily more open after exfoliation. As with any epidermal exfoliating treatment, the skin will be more at risk from UVA and UVB rays, so ensure it’s protected with a good SPF to avoid any hyper pigmentation or skin darkening.



Dermaplaning treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations.

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