Dermaplaning removes the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing smoother, softer skin underneath. The treatment also stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Our qualified aestheticians and board-certified plastic surgeons would love to meet you for a consultation. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive treatments at our office in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Dermaplaning Benefits:

  • Smoother, more even-looking skin

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles

  • Safe and zero downtime

  • Immediate results

  • Improved skincare absorption

What to Expect

Dermaplaning, also known as a “scalpel facial,” is a safe, painless, and effective method of rejuvenating the skin. During the procedure, we’ll remove dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and fine hairs, exposing the glow of healthy, new cells underneath. You may find that cosmetics are applied more smoothly and that your skin has a supple and youthful texture.

Before your dermaplaning treatment, your aesthetician may advise you to avoid sun exposure for several days before the treatment to reduce skin sensitivity. You should also discontinue at-home exfoliation treatments or skincare serums that have retinoids, micro-beads, or alpha hydroxy acid exfoliants for a few days before the treatment. If you get facial waxing, it’s important to schedule your appointment at least a week before your dermaplaning procedure to avoid irritating the skin.

To begin the treatment, your face will be cleansed and dried before holding the skin taut. Using quick strokes at a 45-degree angle, the scalpel will gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells. Treatment will begin on one side of the face, either the forehead or jaw, before moving on to the other side. You’ll feel the sensation of the blade crossing your skin, which is similar to the way shaving with a razor feels. But you won’t feel any discomfort, and your skin will never be pierced. During your appointment, you’ll be reclined comfortably. Many patients find this to be a deeply relaxing experience. Finally, we will apply a serum or moisturizer to complete the treatment.

Dermaplaning is a safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment. Patients typically see immediate results after a dermaplaning treatment, with skin appearing brighter and more radiant.

Medical Review: This procedural information has been medically reviewed by plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Brian A. Cripe, M.D.

Dermaplaning FAQs

During your treatment, we’ll gently scrape off dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and fine hairs on the face while holding a scalpel at a 45-degree angle. Many patients find the sensation and experience very relaxing. You will be comfortably reclined in one of our treatment rooms.

Your appointment usually takes about an hour and you can resume your regular activities right away.

No, it’s a common misconception that shaved hair will grow back thicker or darker. Your hair will grow back as it usually does, as this is based on your genetics.

Your skin may appear temporarily pink after your appointment. Dermaplaning is safe for every skin type and an effective way to remove dead skin.

Some patients book their dermaplaning facial before a big event, while others schedule regular appointments every four to six weeks apart as part of their anti-aging strategy.

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Book Your Dermaplaning Appointment

Our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons and licensed aestheticians would love to bring you in for a skin consultation to discuss your goals and treatment options. Fill out this form to receive a call-back shortly, or give us a call at 928-774-2300.