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Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that uses a special blade to gently remove dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair. This gentle treatment immediately leaves the skin smooth, soft, and vibrant. This exfoliation technique is ideal for the removal of vellus facial hair (peach fuzz), which traps excess dirt and oil.

What is dermaplaning?

Many people would like to enhance skin quality, but do not respond well to chemical treatments. Dermaplaning offers an excellent alternative to skin enhancement, as it is entirely natural and does not require the use of chemical products. The procedure is performed with a special exfoliation blade which is gently scraped across the skin surface, removing dull, dead skin cells along with peach fuzz.

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Dermaplaning in Irvine and Ladera Ranch

Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity. With a blade and a delicate touch, the skin’s surface is gently abraded with light, feathering strokes. Because pregnant or nursing women are often unable to use peeling agents due to any risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the bloodstream and could be transferred to a growing baby or breastfeeding baby, dermaplaning is an excellent treatment for women who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation. It is also an excellent option if you have an abundance of facial hair or peach fuzz. Tiny facial hairs can trigger a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair creates a healthier skin environment.

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What is dermaplaning like to experience?

No oils, creams, or chemicals are applied to your skin before your procedure. The contact with the blade feels like a gentle scratching on the surface, which our patients tell us is easy to tolerate and not at all painful. You will rest comfortably in our private medspa in Irvine during your treatment. 

What is the recovery time?

After dermaplaning, your skin may appear slightly pink, but there is no real downtime. You will notice that makeup can be applied more smoothly and that skincare products are more easily absorbed after your procedure. We offer custom skin-enhancing treatments that can be applied following your dermaplaning session to enhance results and replenish your skin.

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What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a mechanical, rather than chemical, exfoliation treatment that offers several benefits:

  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Allows topical skin products to penetrate more deeply into the skin
  • Makes an ideal skin preparation technique before the application of serums, hyaluronic acid, or retinol to enhance results
  • Helps fine lines to appear softer
  • Makes skin feel fresh and new
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Perfect for those who cannot use chemicals
  • Easier to apply makeup
  • Removes peach fuzz

Why choose South Coast Plastic Surgery for dermaplaning?

Our certified medical aesthetician has the experience and training needed to perform dermaplaning skillfully, painlessly, and effectively. Our medspa is private, luxurious, and the perfect environment for self-care, with every procedure performed under the guidance of our board-certified plastic surgeon. As the premier skincare clinic in Irvine and Ladera Ranch, we are proud to have gained a reputation for excellence and for consistently achieving superior outcomes. Your journey to beauty is always a pleasure at South Coast, and our staff is exceptionally warm, compassionate, and dedicated to providing world-class service and results.

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Dermaplaning: Preparing your skin for treatment

Removing the dead skin cells on the surface allows skincare products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. We may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by our certified aestheticians to prepare the skin for a superficial chemical peel or before a cleansing facial.


Will my facial hair grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning?

You may be concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is not the case. If the hair removed is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Who is a candidate for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a beneficial treatment if you have rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, or unwanted peach fuzz. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, refreshed glow.

Are you interested to find out if dermaplaning is right for you? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 942-8667. Our team of talented skincare and anti-aging specialists is here to help you live your best life, in confidence, and with beautiful, glowing, healthy skin.

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