Dermaplaning: Rejuvenating Your Skin

The human skin is made up of three layers: the deeper subcutaneous tissue, the dermis, and the epidermis. This article will primarily focus on the role of the epidermis and a bit of the dermis in skin care.

The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin, providing a waterproof barrier and creating our skin tone. The dermis lies beneath the epidermis and above the subcutaneous layer, providing strength and flexibility to the skin.

Naturally, the skin sheds dead cells regularly to make way for new cells. However, sometimes dead cells don’t shed as they should, leading to a build-up on the skin’s surface, causing a dull and unenergetic appearance. Dull skin can also be caused by environmental pollutants, aging, and dry skin. Dermaplaning is a simple, non-invasive procedure to rejuvenate dull skin by removing dead skin cells and tiny facial hair.

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that removes the top layers of the skin, aiming to eliminate fine wrinkles and deep acne scarring while smoothing the skin’s surface. It is a physical exfoliation method using a sterile scalpel to remove dead layers and facial hair. By evening out the skin and aiding cell metabolism, new skin comes to the surface, leaving a soft, smooth base for makeup application.

How Dermaplaning Works

Daily exposure to harsh environmental toxins, irritants, and sun damage can cause the top layer of your skin to appear dull and aged. Dermaplaning clears away damaged skin cells, allowing fresh, new cells to take their place. Similar to shaving, this painless procedure uses a blade to gently remove facial hair and dead skin buildup, creating a more even and radiant complexion. By exfoliating the skin, dermaplaning allows skincare products to penetrate more effectively, enhancing their benefits.

The Dermaplaning Procedure

Before the procedure, an IS Cleansing Complex is applied as an innovative skincare product to prep the skin. Your practitioner will then use an electronic or manual dermaplaning tool to gently scrape over your skin at a 45-degree angle for 20-30 minutes. Afterward, a soothing cream, such as aloe, is applied, followed by sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Results typically last for three weeks.

Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types and can address acne scars, dull skin, dry skin, sun damage, and fine wrinkles. However, those with highly reactive, sensitive skin, or inflamed acne may want to avoid this treatment as it could cause irritation.

Efficacy, Pros and Cons

Dermaplaning offers more than just hair removal; the treatment leaves your skin brighter, softer, and more radiant. It is an excellent choice for deep facial exfoliation, painless hair removal, and smoother textured skin.


– Painless exfoliation that stimulates cell turnover with minimal downtime
– Enhances the penetration of skincare products
– Can be performed frequently
– Improves makeup application and lightens post-inflammatory acne scars
– Does not cause hair to grow back thicker or darker


– May be more expensive than other hair removal treatments
– Results may not be as long-lasting as waxing
– Effectiveness may vary depending on individual hair growth cycles
– Not suitable for clients with active, cystic acne

Prices for dermaplaning at Body Massage Wellness Spa range between $75 to $140 per treatment depending on the selected package. While the procedure is not covered by insurance, you’ll notice a difference in your skin’s texture and tone immediately.

To maintain optimal results, dermaplaning can be done every 6 weeks, depending on your hair growth cycle. Not only does it remove facial hair, but it also enhances the absorption of skincare products and serums.

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of dermaplaning in downtown Denver, please contact us via phone or online booking to schedule your professional skin care treatment.

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