In recent years, dermaplaning has gained much popularity as a beauty treatment; this non-invasive exfoliation method that requires no downtime, but is nonetheless very effective, does indeed sound enticing, but what exactly are the benefits of dermaplaning?

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning involves gently scraping off the face’s top layer of dead skin cells using a sterile surgical scalpel. The result of this process is silkier, brighter, rejuvenated skin. Skincare enthusiasts and beauty bloggers herald dermaplaning as a game-changer for many reasons; some almost seemed too good to be true. So let’s scrape off the layers of myth and get to the true beauty benefits of dermaplaning. 

What Does Dermaplaning Do?

The primary reason for dermaplaning is that it provides a deep exfoliation that goes beyond what traditional exfoliation methods can achieve. Removing the dead skin cells smooths the skin’s texture and stimulates cell turnover, revealing fresh, radiant skin underneath. Though this is the primary benefit, there are also other positive side effects. 

Once that top layer of skin is removed, as well as the vellum (peach fuzz,) the skin can absorb any product placed on it much more effectively. If you want a serum, moisturizer, or other skincare treatment to deliver the maximum benefit, apply it after a dermaplaning treatment. This is why pairing something like Hydrafacial with dermaplaning effectively gets the most beautiful, glowing skin. At Alite Laser, we even offer dermaplaning as a discount add-on to several other procedures because we know they pair so effectively. 

Believe it or not, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by dermaplaning. How can something as simple as deep exfoliation help with fine lines and wrinkles? Exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin encourages new collagen and elastin fiber production, essential for maintaining skin elasticity. This can result in a smoother and more youthful complexion, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Similarly, the exact mechanism can address uneven skin tone and texture. Acne scars, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation can all be dramatically improved through dermaplaning. 


Dermaplaning is a gentle and safe procedure suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin. Unlike some other exfoliation methods, dermaplaning does not involve using chemicals or abrasive particles, reducing the risk of irritation and making it a good option for those who don’t tolerate chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Consult with your skincare professional to find out if the transformative benefits of dermaplaning are right for you.