Dermaplaning FAQs

Dermaplaning Atlanta: Dermaplaning Skin Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions


Q1 ) Does dermaplaning hurt?

No. Dermaplaning is actually a very relaxing treatment. As the surgical blade glides over the skin it may tickle the skin. This a comfortable, no downtime treatment.


Q2 ) Does dermaplaning help with acne?

It can help with acne in that it exfoliates the surface which will help prevent the pores from clogging. It also allows for better penetration of products to lessen the chance of a break-out1. This procedure cannot be done if a patient has active acne.


Q3 ) Does dermaplaning help wrinkles?

It can help with wrinkles. By exfoliating the surface of the skin, it gets rid of dry skin that can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. It also allows for better penetration of products and allows them to be more effective, which will help skin texture and hydration so the skin will be smoother and plumper.


Q4 ) Does dermaplaning help with melasma?

No, but it can be combined with VI Peel with Precision Plus or the Obagi Nu-Derm System. Both of these address melasma and pigmentation2. Dermaplaning will allow them to penetrate deeper and provide better results.


Q5 ) Does dermaplaning cause razor burn?

Not if it is done correctly. This treatment should only be done by a licensed skin care professional, one who is highly skilled and experienced to avoid complications.


Q6 ) Will my hair grow back darker and/or thicker?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks. (There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies: Vellus hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body. Terminal hair is the coarse hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas.)


Q7 ) What is the difference between dermaplaning and other exfoliation techniques?

Dermaplaning is different because it uses a surgical blade to remove the dead layer of skin along with the fine vellus hair3. Other exfoliation treatments out their typically only get rid of the skin but leave the hair, so this is kind of a 2-for-1 treatment.


1. Spira M (1977). Treatment of acne pitting and scarring. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1977; 60(1): Pages 38-44.
2. Becker S (2017). [Melasma : An update on the clinical picture, treatment, and prevention]. Der Hautarzt. 2017; 68(2): Pages 120-126.
3. Pryor L (2011). Dermaplaning, topical oxygen, and photodynamic therapy: a systematic review of the literature. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2011; 35(6): Pages 1151-1159.