Dermaplaning takes deep exfoliation to the next level by removing dead skin cells and fine vellus hairs from the skin’s surface. This treatment helps skin glow, unclogging pores and encouraging skin regeneration for a revitalized look.

One advantage of dermaplaning is that it is a manual exfoliating treatment. That may make it a better option than a chemical exfoliating peel for those with sensitive skin.

What is Dermaplaning?

A dermaplane treatment differs from regular dermabrasion in that it removes peach fuzz (aka vellus hairs) in addition to the top layer of skin, for an even smoother look. This also aids in regenerative stimulation and can be desirable for those who don’t like the look of these fine facial hairs.

The dermaplaning process involves using a No. 10 medical scalpel held at a 45-degree angle to the skin. This safe and effective tool will be used to scrape the skin gently but thoroughly to reveal the soft skin surface below.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Revives dull skin
  • Removes peach fuzz hair
  • Smooths skin
  • Aids in the absorption of topical treatments
  • Helps unclog pores to discourage breakouts and chronic acne
  • Can diminish the appearance of acne and other scars
  • Helps stimulate collagen production
  • Suitable for all skin types

The Dermaplaning Process at Malibu MedSpa

You can schedule your dermaplaning treatment in conjunction with another treatment, and we often recommend it in conjunction with therapeutic topicals for better product absorption. Many clients like scheduling a dermaplane session before a facial for that added smoothness and glow.

Dermaplane treatments can be scheduled every 4-6 weeks, and there is absolutely no downtime after treatment. You can even schedule your dermaplaning ahead of a special event—it helps makeup go on smoother and more evenly!

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What to

Expect During A Session

Your dermaplaning session will be conducted by one of our highly trained licensed aestheticians in the comfortable surroundings of a private treatment room. Each treatment usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes and is finished with a relaxing scalp massage


No question is ever unwelcome, and we encourage our clients to ask us anything that may be on their mind.

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    Will it make my facial hair grow back thicker?

    Experts say dermaplaning shouldn’t make your hair grow back darker or thicker.

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    Does dermaplaning hurt?

    No, it doesn’t. Dermaplaning is a painless procedure that feels like mild scraping because that is basically what it is. The surgical blade is broader and flat to make the process as comfortable as possible. Many clients find the whole procedure very comforting and look forward to the scalp massage afterward, too!

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    Is there irritation or downtime afterward?

    Most of the time there is no irritation and you don’t have to plan for any downtime after your treatment either. Clients with active or cystic acne may want to avoid it—it can worsen the symptoms—but it is otherwise suitable for all types of skin.

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    How long does the hair stay gone?

    Most of the time, the vellus hair will stay gone for several weeks or more. Each person has a different hair-growth cycle, so your results may last for a longer or shorter period. If you are interested in permanent hair removal for problem areas like the upper lip and chin, consider our laser hair removal services.

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    What is the difference between microdermabrasion and dermaplaning?

    The first difference is that dermaplaning removes the fine vellus hairs from the surface of the skin. The second difference lies in the tools that are used—dermaplaning uses a scalpel while microdermabrasion uses a small electrical device. Microdermabrasion combines suction to clear clogged pores with abrasion and pressure to resurface skin. Both are non-invasive treatments that can smooth and improve the skin, but microdermabrasion can cause some irritation after the procedure. Microdermabrasion is sometimes referred to as dermabrasion, especially in medical settings, as well.

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    Is dermaplaning suitable for everyone?

    Dermaplaning is safe and suitable for all types of skin. Those with active or cystic acne are urged to avoid it, and you should probably skip it if you have a cold sore or other wound on your skin.

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Ready to Begin Your Journey Into Skin Wellness And Improvement?

Come in and experience our relaxing spa atmosphere while we work on making you look and feel your best. Choose from a variety of specialty services and spa treatments that are tailored to your unique needs.


Custom Facials

Expert cleansing, exfoliation and hydration to bring out the natural glow within your skin.



A detailed skin assessment using our Pear skin scanner to help map out your treatment plan. There is no cost for a consultation.



A highly effective exfoliating treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hairs to smooth and revitalize your skin. 


Geneo Facial

Combines Oxygeneo and Ultrasound technologies to exfoliate, nourish and oxygenate skin from inside out.


Laser Hair Removal

Pulsed laser light removes hair permanently by targeting and destroying the hair follicle.


Plasma MD

Plasma energy stimulates collagen and elastin production for smoother, tighter and more even-toned skin.


LED Light Therapy

Combats acne, rosacea and redness by sending soothing energy deep into the skin. Activates collagen production and stimulates healing on the cellular level.


PRX-T 33 Biorevitalize Treatment

Combines the effects of H2O2 and high concentration TCA for anti-aging, rejuvenation and hydration.


Laser Rejuvenation Treatment

Laser Rejuvenation therapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to improve skin tone and skin texture like hyperpigmentation, redness, or roughness caused by sun damage and aging.


Microneedling PRP

Combines non-invasive microneedling technology with your body’s own platelet-rich plasma to harness their powerful skin-healing properties together.

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