Achieving soft, vibrant skin is absolutely possible with dermaplaning. The exfoliating treatment involves gently moving a blade across your face to remove impurities, revealing a more even skin tone and texture. While the treatment is, in a sense, like shaving your face, it goes a step further by not only removing ‘peach fuzz,’ but helps slough off dead skin cells, blackheads and more. As an added bonus, dermaplaning helps stimulate your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins that maintain your skin’s integrity, which can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Because dermaplaning rids your skin of impurities and ‘peach fuzz,’ applying makeup and your skin’s absorption of moisturizers and lotions can all be made easier after having a treatment.


Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that gently removes dirt, bacteria, damaged and dead skin cells and oils from the upper layers of your skin. Dermaplaning involves moving a sterile surgical blade gently across your skin in an upward motion at a 45-degree angle. The blade is sharp enough to remove unwanted skin cells and other undesirable cosmetic concerns, such as fine vellus hairs (peach fuzz), but will not harm the skin if performed by a professional. The treatment is exceptional for creating a more radiant complexion by removing debris and hairs from the epidermis. Dermaplaning makes the skin feel more smooth and visibly radiant.

In addition, because it removes oils, bacteria and built-up skin cells, dermaplaning can make topical creams and lotions more effective. The application of makeup will also be easier, as vellus hairs will no longer be an issue.


Dermaplaning is perfect for treating the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Dull, worn-out skin due to dead or damaged cells
  • Acne or acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Vellus hairs (peach fuzz)

Dermaplaning is an excellent treatment for any of these conditions and can be performed on all skin types. Most patients considering dermaplaning are candidates, as there are few contraindications. During an initial consultation with our dermaplaning provider, they will assess your skin’s quality to ensure candidacy and that dermaplaning will be an effective treatment. The treatment will be advised against if you currently have active cystic acne, facial wounds or an active cold sore, all of which will need to heal before treatment can be considered.


Dermaplaning is a relatively quick treatment that takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. You will be able to return to daily activities immediately afterward. The treatment is considered a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it’s so quick, and you will be able to return to work right away, without any downtime. Before beginning the treatment, your dermaplaning provider will cleanse your skin and dry it thoroughly. Your skin will then be pulled taut, and your provider will gently scrape the sterile syringe blade across your skin at a 45-degree angle. The stroking is done in a gently exfoliating fashion, not piercing the surface of your skin or causing any irritation.

The treatment causes no discomfort or pain, so topical anesthetics or numbing creams won’t be needed. The treatment is generally comfortable and may potentially be relaxing. After the sterile syringe blade has made a consistent pass across your skin, a soothing ointment is applied.


Immediately after your dermaplaning treatment, your skin may be slightly red, but this goes away within a few hours. Your skin may also be dry or flaky, but these common side effects aren’t significant and last for approximately two days. These side effects are part of the natural healing process, and is your skin gradually producing new, healthier cells, which will result in a softer, healthier complexion. You will be recommended to apply a moisturizer to soothe and hydrate your skin after the treatment. Your dermaplaning provider will thoroughly explain how to take care of your skin after your treatment.

Your results immediately after treatment will be noticeable right away. Your skin will be youthful, glowing and beautiful. Each person’s skin is unique, so how long results last will vary. Typically, results last for approximately four to six weeks. The treatment is perfect if you have a significant event coming up, such as a wedding or anniversary, and seek to look your absolute best by having flawless skin. If you desire, subsequent dermaplaning sessions can be performed to maintain your results.


With the unique and straightforward dermaplaning treatment, you can attain flawless skin that is vibrant, soft and glowing. The dermaplaning treatment has helped boost the image for many, allowing them to look their best for a significant event. The treatment is also perfect for making moisturizers, creams and lotions more effective by ridding your skin of vellus hairs and dirt and debris that clogs your pores.

If you’re a resident of Minneapolis, MN, or surrounding communities and are looking to improve your skin’s quality, dermaplaning at Skin Artisans at Edina Plastic Surgery can help. To schedule a dermaplaning consultation, please visit our contact page or give us a call at 952-767-3163.