Complements Dermaplaning versus shaving: Are the benefits the same?


I get a lot of questions about women shaving their faces and dermaplaning. I thought this would be a great topic to cover since my spring skin care special, which runs until May 31, includes dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure performed by a professional in a doctor’s office. A sterile, surgical grade, single scalpel blade is held at a 45-degree angle to remove fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) and exfoliate the epidermis, or outer layer of the skin. By removing the peach fuzz and dirt and oil buildup in the hair follicles, your skincare products will absorb better, your make up with go on smoother, and your skin will be brighter. Dermaplaning results typically last around four weeks and can improve so many things at a cellular level.

Unlike dermplaning, shaving does not provide any skin treatment benefits. Shaving is typically done weekly and removes the hair, but can cause skin irritation and lead to cuts or ingrown hairs. If you’re looking to just remove some hairs above your lip, then shaving may be a good option for you. Be sure to use a fresh razor and shave in the direction of hair growth to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.

If you want a skin care treatment to help with certain skin conditions then dermaplaning is the way to go. To schedule your spring special treatment, which includes dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and a mask for $79, call me at 814.231.7878.