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Dermaplaning at XO Aesthetics is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that gently exfoliates the skin’s surface with a sterile surgical blade. Primarily targeting the face, it aims to remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, resulting in a brighter complexion.

Exfoliate & brighten your complexion

Dermaplaning is a popular skincare treatment that involves using a sterile surgical blade to exfoliate the skin’s surface. This procedure removes dead skin cells, built-up debris, and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is typically performed on the face but can also be done on other areas, such as the neck and hands. Dermaplaning aims to reveal smoother, more radiant skin by promoting cellular turnover and improving the effectiveness of skincare products.

Dermaplaning treats:

  • Dead skin cells
  • Vellus hair (peach fuzz)
  • Uneven texture
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild acne scars
  • Dull complexion

How dermaplaning works

Dermaplaning involves using a surgical blade to gently scrape away the outermost layer of the epidermis, including dead skin cells and fine vellus hair. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen production and increasing cell turnover. Additionally, removing the top layer of skin allows skincare products to penetrate deeper, enhancing their effectiveness. The result is smoother, brighter skin with improved texture.

Benefits of dermaplaning:

  • Smoother skin texture
  • Enhanced skincare product absorption
  • Reduction of fine facial hair (vellus hair)
  • Improvement in skin tone and brightness
  • Non-invasive and suitable for most skin types
  • No downtime and quick procedure
  • Can be performed with other skincare treatments

Your dermaplaning session

During your dermaplaning session, you’ll relax as our trained skincare professional gently glides a sterile surgical blade across your skin’s surface. You may experience a light scraping sensation, but it’s painless. The procedure takes around 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Afterward, your skin will feel immediately smoother and look refreshed. There’s no downtime, so you can resume your daily activities right away.

Dermaplaning aftercare guidelines:

  • Moisturize your skin regularly.
  • Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen daily.
  • Refrain from using harsh exfoliants for at least a week.
  • Cleanse your face gently with a mild cleanser.
  • Avoid touching your face unnecessarily.
  • Follow any specific post-treatment instructions given by your skincare specialist.
  • Schedule follow-up appointments as recommended for maintenance.
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Dermaplaning FAQs

Is dermaplaning painful?

No, dermaplaning is generally not painful. Some individuals may experience a slight tingling or scratching sensation, but it is considered comfortable by most patients.

Who is a good candidate for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin. However, individuals with active acne or certain skin conditions may not be ideal candidates. Our providers will examine your skin to determine if you’re a good candidate.

How long does a dermaplaning session take?

A dermaplaning session typically takes around 30 minutes to complete.

How often should I get dermaplaning done?

For most people, dermaplaning can be done every 4 to 6 weeks to maintain optimal results.

Is there any downtime after dermaplaning?

No, there is minimal to no downtime after dermaplaning. You may experience redness immediately following the procedure, but it usually subsides within a few hours. You can resume your regular activities and skincare right after the treatment.

Can I wear makeup after dermaplaning?

It’s generally recommended to wait at least 24 hours before applying makeup after dermaplaning to allow the skin to fully recover. This helps minimize the risk of irritation and ensures that makeup application is smooth and even.

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Feel your extraordinary beauty

XO Aesthetics is a boutique medical spa in Shelby Township, Michigan, passionately led by Melissa Zapinski, FNP-C. We empower you to embrace your extraordinary beauty through personalized aesthetic wellness services. Our dermaplaning treatment revitalizes and renews you from the inside out, revealing your natural radiance. With a quality-over-quantity mentality, we prioritize meaningful visits over frequency, ensuring your experience is truly transformative. Schedule a consultation to rediscover your confidence and glow with XO Aesthetics.

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