What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a facial treatment where the vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”) and dead skin cells are removed for a smoother, revitalized finish. Makeup can grab onto vellus hair making it look powdery, taking away the look of a healthy glow. Dermaplaning in Richmond should only be done on healthy skin. Patients with burns, moderate to severe acne and delicate skin should avoid this treatment as it could further irritate compromised skin.

How is Dermaplaning Done?

The tool used to perform dermaplaning is a sterile stainless-steel blade specifically created for safely and painlessly removing vellus hair and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It is important that this is done by a Licensed Master Aesthetician and not at home. The treatment is done on clean, dry skin while the skin care professional gently pulls your skin taut and moves the blade against the growth of the hairs to remove them. This treatment may have a gentle scraping sensation to it but should not be painful.


Post-treatment your skin may be a little red but redness should soften with a few hours. The skin will also have the ability to better absorb product, so using this to your advantage and hydrating the skin, can have a very positive effect on it, making your results look even better. Your skin will look more luminous with the removal of the facial hair and dry, dead skin cells. For continued results, you may want to receive this treatment on a somewhat regular basis as the hairs grow back in.

If you are interested in seeing a more luminous complexion in the mirror, contact DWH Med Spa today to schedule an appointment.