How Long Does Dermaplaning Take?

If you are looking to improve your skin’s texture, try dermaplaning. This treatment is a combination of exfoliation and shaving that removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing the softer skin underneath. Here at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we offer this cosmetic treatment to give you younger-looking skin.

How Long Does Dermaplaning Take?

Understand What It Is

Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliation treatment. A blade gently removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, which provides an instant improvement in the texture and tone of your complexion. This process reveals soft new skin underneath with no irritation or redness. Many people experience immediate results after their first dermaplane session.

Treatment Duration

This treatment usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes. However, the duration of this process usually depends on the size of the area being treated. Generally, the larger the area being treated, the longer it will take. A few common areas that our clients choose to have dermaplaned include:

  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Around the eyes and nose
  • Chin


What Treatment Looks Like

Our esthetician will use a unique blade to exfoliate your skin gently. We begin by applying a numbing cream to your face, which will ensure that you do not feel any pain during the process. This process is similar to shaving, but it can be much faster and smoother than traditional hair removal methods such as waxing or tweezing.

In addition, this treatment does not leave you with any harsh lines like other treatments do, so makeup application afterward is easy. Once our facialist has finished treating your face, she may apply moisturizer on top of the treated areas if necessary.

What to Do Before Treatment

Before your first treatment session, you should avoid taking any medications that can thin the skin for 14 days. If possible, you should also stop using all products on your face 24 hours before treatment to allow time for them to clear out.

What Results Can You Expect After Treatment?

After this process, many people notice an immediate difference in their skin’s texture and tone. That’s because it removes dead cells from the skin’s surface where they would normally accumulate. The removal of these layers makes room for new collagen production below, which plumps up your complexion. This also makes fine lines less noticeable. Some people even see a decrease in pore size after the first treatment session.

How Often Should You Get Dermaplaned?

Many factors play into how often someone should have this treatment done, such as their age, skin type, and condition. In general, we recommend having dermaplaning done once every three to six months for the best results.

After Treatment

After this treatment, our esthetician will wipe down the area with a gentle cleanser and apply moisturizer. You should also make sure to drink plenty of water after the treatment to keep your skin hydrated. Avoid picking or scratching any scabs that form on treated areas in order for them to heal faster and prevent scarring from occurring.

Also, avoid using aggressive treatments such as glycolic acid and other chemical peels until your skin has fully healed. These products may cause damage to the surface of your skin, which could result in scarring or irritation. We also advise that you avoid waxing on treated areas until your skin has fully healed because this could also cause irritation.

After How Long are Dermaplaning Results Appreciable?

Results vary from person to person based on their unique starting point. However, you should start seeing improvements after one treatment session. Fine lines will become less noticeable, and pore sizes begin to appear smaller. This process also removes the buildup that causes blackheads and white bumps around the nose area, making the results more visible.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

Many benefits are associated with this treatment, including:

1) Gets Rid of Dead Skin Cells

This process removes the outer layer of dead cells on your skin so that other products can absorb better. This also allows for new collagen production to create a smoother, more even complexion.

2) Improves Skin Texture

Once you have removed this topmost layer, it leaves room for new growth below and reduces pore size in some cases. That’s because the pores are no longer clogged with dead skin cells. A cleaner surface means natural exfoliation is easier, which keeps scarring at bay and blackheads from forming.

3) Decreases Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles

By removing these layers of old skin buildup where fine lines often occur, such as around lips or eyes, you can see a reduction in the number of wrinkles and lines you often get on your face.

4) Skincare Products Will Go on Easily

When you have fresh, clean skin that is free of dead cells and debris, it’s much easier for your products to sink into the deeper layers where they are needed. This means that serums will absorb better without being blocked by these other elements on top. As a result, people who use products regularly see an improvement in their complexion over time because ingredients don’t just sit on the surface where they are less effective.

5) No More Peach Fuzz

This treatment is for everyone, but if you have a lot of peach fuzz on your face due to genetics or other causes, you can benefit a lot. By removing these tiny hairs, you allow your skin to be smoother overall, with a softer feel that can better reflect light the way it should. Also, the hair will grow back much softer because the roughness that occurs with shaving has been taken away.

It also helps make your makeup routine much easier to apply without all those tiny hairs getting in the way.

6) Leaves Smaller Pores

Some people find their pores appear smaller after treatment. That’s because the pores have been unclogged and opened up. However, the extent to which the pores get smaller varies from person to person, depending on what kind of skin issues you’ve had in the past or how much buildup has occurred over time.

7) Help for Acne Sufferers

People plagued with acne problems often find that their skin heals much faster when they use this treatment. That’s because it helps remove the extra dead cells and debris stuck in pores that contribute to breakouts on your face.

8) Makes Makeup Application Easier

When you have dead skin cells on your face, it can make putting on makeup much more difficult. You may find that the application is blotchy or uneven if there are bits of debris stuck to certain areas. This process takes care of these issues so that when you apply products after this treatment, they will go on smoothly and look uniform overall.

9) Convenient

The convenience factor makes this one of the best choices out there if you want something that will improve your skin quickly without much hassle involved on your part. You can have it done during your lunch break, on the way to work, or even right before you go out on a date.

10) Gentle and Relaxing

This treatment is very gentle and relaxing because it’s done with a specialized tool that doesn’t have the same harshness as other treatments might. It does not hurt in any way, so if you’re afraid of pain during treatments like this, you don’t need to worry anymore.

11) No Downtime Required

You can go about your day normally after having this treatment without worrying about recovery time. Everything will be back to normal within 24 hours of getting it done at most, making it possible for people who are busy throughout their days but want firmer, healthy skin.

12) Helps Treat Psoriasis Flareups

If you have psoriasis, it may flare up from time to time. This treatment allows the skin to heal much more quickly than with other treatments so that these outbreaks don’t last as long or cause as many issues. That’s because there will be less built-up debris to irritate an inflamed area on your face.

Get Healthy Skin Today!

Dermaplaning is for everyone looking to improve their complexion by getting rid of all kinds of debris from their pores without causing any damage at all to your natural beauty underneath. The process takes less than an hour, and you’re sure to see improvements after just one session. Visit us at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, to learn more about this treatment or set up an appointment.