Dermaplaning is an exfoliating skin treatment performed at Boston Medical Aesthetics that can help improve dull skin without chemical peels or microdermabrasion. With just one treatment, you’ll immediately notice smoother skin and a more radiant, vibrant complexion.


About Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliating treatment that gently removes dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair to reveal soft, healthy skin. Dermaplaning is performed using a surgical blade to scrape off the outer layer of skin as well as any “peach fuzz.” By removing this layer of superficial skin, your skin’s texture and tone is instantly improved and facial hair is eliminated.


Benefits of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a relatively simple, low-risk procedure that provides immediate cosmetic improvements. Unlike other skin rejuvenation techniques, dermaplaning doesn’t require any downtime and you don’t need multiple procedures to see the results.

After your dermaplaning treatment at Boston Medical Aesthetics, you’ll enjoy:

  • Smoother, softer skin

  • Absence of facial hair or “peach fuzz”

  • A more evenly-toned complexion

  • Enhanced skin texture and tone

  • Brighter skin


Dermaplaning can also help your makeup go on more smoothly and can help your skin care products penetrate the skin more effectively.

Who Can Have Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a good choice for anyone who wants to improve the texture and tone of their skin and remove unwanted facial hair. Dermaplaning can be used on a wide variety of skin types and is even appropriate for those with fine facial hair, extremely sensitive skin, rosacea, or visible facial veins. Dermaplaning is also very popular with patients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not advised to use most peeling agents on their skin.


Dermaplaning is not appropriate for people with active acne or keloid scarring. Our board-certified nurse practitioner or medical esthetician can help you decide if dermaplaning is right for you.


You may benefit from dermaplaning if you are bothered by:

  • Dull skin

  • Rough skin texture

  • Unwanted facial hair or “peach fuzz”

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Uneven skin tone


In some cases, dermaplaning may be able to improve the appearance of minor acne scarring.


Your Dermaplaning Treatment

Dermaplaning is a highly customizable procedure.  Our board-certified nurse practitioner, Jennifer Canesi, or one of our experienced medical estheticians will evaluate your skin and develop an individualized approach for your skincare needs.


There is no prior preparation required before your treatment. Your skin will be cleansed of any makeup or oils before the dermaplaning procedure. Once your skin is ready, a medical-grade, sterile blade will be gently used to scrape dead skin and fine hair from your face.

This process is virtually painless. The entire treatment from start to finish takes about 45 minutes and requires absolutely no downtime or pain medication.


After treatment, a moisturizing mask is applied to hydrate the skin. In some cases, a chemical peel may be used immediately after dermaplaning to enhance the exfoliating effects. Including other skin rejuvenation procedures, such as a HydraFacial, may also be beneficial for certain people.


Because your skin barrier is more vulnerable after dermaplaning, it’s recommended that you use sunscreen every day to protect your new skin layer from ultraviolet radiation. You may also want to avoid retinols or any products that might irritate the skin for 24-hours after your dermaplaning session. Many of our clients can and do wear makeup immediately after their procedure.


Your Dermaplaning Results

Your skin will look noticeably smoother, softer, and brighter with little to no facial hair after treatment. You may notice that your skin is slightly pink immediately following your dermaplaning procedure, but this is temporary and will resolve within a few minutes to hours. You are free to resume all regular activities immediately, but are encouraged to avoid prolonged sun exposure.


Some people worry that their facial hair will grow back coarser after treatment, but this is not the case. Fine facial hair returns softly and will not become thicker, darker or more noticeable because of dermaplaning.


To maintain the results from your dermaplaning procedure, our office recommends a regular skincare regimen that includes 1 dermaplaning treatment per month.


Get Younger Skin Now

If you’d like to find out more about dermaplaning, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 617-973-9700. You can also book your appointment online today.

Following dermaplaning, with the damaged outer layer of skin removed, topical products will penetrate much more easily and effectively.




Please feel free to contact our office anytime to schedule your appointment or to ask any questions you may have. For personalized patient care and experience you can trust, come discover the difference for yourself.


Please call 617-973-9700 to schedule an initial consultation with Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC. You may also fill out our contact form to make an appointment.

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