DERMAPLANE - Ins & Outs!

DERMAPLANE - Ins & Outs!

Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that removes the top layers of your skin. It achieves this using an exfoliating blade which skims dead skin cells and hair from your face. It is also often referred to as microplanning or blading.

The aim of the procedure is to remove fine wrinkles and to make the surface of the skin smoother, youthful, and radiant. This treatment aids in improving the appearance of deep scaring from acne and uneven marks on your skin. It’s also commonly used to remove “peach fuzz”, the short soft hairs on the surface of the face. In the process of removing hair and scares dermaplaning works to exfoliate the face by removing dead skin cells.


Dermaplaning works to remove excess fine hairs which are known for trapping the dirt, oil and dead skin cells in your pores that are the main cause of acne and blemishes. A sterile medical grade blade is used to remove vellus hair and dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth, glowing, and hydrated.

The basic concept of dermaplaning is the same as shaving, however instead of using a razor, the medical grade blade is used to remove the debris on the surface of the skin. By aiming the sterile blade at a 45-degree angle and dragging it slowly across the skin, it removes dead cells, scar tissue and other debris that may cause a dull and uneven appearance to the skin.

Skin is exposed daily to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage, which can cause the top layer to appear dull and aged. Dermaplaning works to clear away those damaged skin cells to reveal newer cells that are smoother and glowing.

During a dermaplaning treatment you shouldn’t feel any pain. However, it is normal to feel a tingling sensation during the treatment. An aesthetician, plastic surgeon, dermatologist or a trained therapist can perform a dermaplaning treatment, it is important to choose a professional who has appropriate training and a valid license.

When done by an experienced professional, dermaplaning is a safe produce requiring very little preparation. As previously mentioned, a sterile medical grade blade is used and held at a 45-degree angle to the skin. The therapist will pull the skin-tight and use the blade to make short motions against the grain of the hair on the skin. Following the procedure, a serum/moisturizer will be applied along with providing a post-procedure care guide.

The Dermaplaning Treatment requires little downtime, unlike other resurfacing treatments you will not need to take time off work and you may even be able to fit a treatment in during a lunch break. A person can undergo dermaplaning as often as every 2-3 weeks.

This treatment can be used on all types of skin and is perfect for treating:

  • Acne Scars
  • Dry Skin
  • Dull Skin
  • Fine Wrinkles
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Rosacea
  • Hyper-Pigmentation
  • Improving Skin Texture
  • Achieving a Dewy Glow
  • Promoting Cell Renewal
  • Anti-ageing
  • Boosting Hydration


There are several benefits of dermaplaning, all of which are cosmetic. Individuals interested in dermaplaning are often trying to achieve a more youthful look by removing dead skin cells, small hairs, and minor imperfections on the surface of their skin.

Some potential benefits include:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring or sun-damaged skin
  • Restores a youthful glow to the skin
  • Removes small hairs that can hold onto oil and debris on the surface of the skin

If your interested in trying out the popular Dermaplane Treatment, KMK's professional therapist's offer an amazing Dermaplane Facial (just one of our range of resurfacing facials) in both the Armagh & Carrick-on-Shannon Clincs, treat yourself today! This treatment can be encorporated into most other facials offered a KMK Advanced Beauty Clinics

KMK also offer 1 day training in the popular Dermaplane, check it out today!

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