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You may have seen Dermaplaning trending in social videos or read about it in your favorite magazine. It’s a modern, safe, and effective approach to super-smooth skin. At SkinHelath Centers, we specialize in Dermaplaning at both of our premier locations, Boston and Wellesley. Our expert aestheticians focus on stunning results and are highly trained in the careful technique required to exfoliate your face with this treatment. Dermaplaning is one of our most popular procedures, dedicated to a painless cosmetic method that removes dead skin cells and peach fuzz to leave your skin looking brighter and softer. If you’re new to Dermaplaining and its process, this page aims to catch you up to speed on the benefits and how the highly effective treatment can work for you.

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What is Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning in Boston is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that involves scraping off dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a scalpel to leave your face more radiant. Shaving away the top layers of your skin can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or pitted parts of your face. Some people get Dermaplaning simply to remove the unwanted hair on their cheeks or forehead. Dermaplaning is much different than Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion. To achieve optimal results, we use a specialized scalpel or razor to remove the skin. In contrast, Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure, and Microdermabrasion uses an exfoliating blade to sand away your skin. 

With careful and satisfactory treatment from our highly skilled team, Dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or other skin imperfections by revealing newer, undamaged skin. It can make your skin look younger, though it doesn’t stop the aging process. Most of our patients in Boston get the procedure on their faces, but you can do it anywhere on your body.


What are the benefits of Dermaplaning?

Our team at SkinHealth Centers has seen our Boston and Wellesley patients enjoy the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Brighter-looking complexion
  • Smoother foundation for makeup
  • a light exfoliation
  • peach-fuzz removal

Who are the best candidates for Dermaplaning?

The best candidates for Dermaplaning in Boston are ones with realistic expectations for the cosmetic procedure. You may consider Dermaplaning if you have skin concerns such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Dull or dry skin
  • Peach fuzz or light, soft hair on your face
  • Skin damaged by sun exposure
  • Fine lines or wrinkles 
  • Sun patches

What to expect on the day of Dermaplaning?

When you come to SkinHeatlh Centers for your Dermaplaning appointment, you will be comfortably seated in a reclining chair. Dermaplaning doesn’t require general anesthesia, but we may put a numbing cream on your face about half an hour before the procedure. Our esthetician will then use a special instrument called a dermatome to remove the top layer of hair and skin cells. The dermatome has a small blade that moves back and forth across your skin with short feather-like strokes. The process is smooth and doesn’t cause any pain. A tingling sensation may be felt during the procedure; this is entirely normal. Dermaplanng doesn’t make cuts in your skin but instead gently shaves off the top layers of the target area. Afterward, we may apply a soothing gel or ointment, depending on how large the treatment zone is. Dermaplaning at SkinHealth Centers can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour and a half.


What’s the first Step?

It’s easy to see and read about procedures like Dermaplaning and then feel a bit lost on how to get it done. The first step to making SkinCenters Dermaplaning a reality for you is simply scheduling a consultation with one of our certified estheticians. This consultation will take place at one of our premier locations in Boston and Wellesley. In the consultation, we will discuss the area you are looking to receive Dermaplaning on and answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment. Once we attain the information needed, our team will create your customized procedure plan. If you consent to this plan, we can start Dermaplaning instantly, or if you need more time, you are welcome to speak to our Patient Coordinator, who will help you reschedule a date that is more suitable to your schedule.


Dermaplaning Recovery

Your skin will likely be red, swollen, and slightly tender for a few hours after the procedure.

After your treatment, you will be able to return to your daily routines. However, you should be very careful to avoid direct sunlight, keeping your face protected with SPF. Even though the treatment is delicate and doesn’t hurt, you’re still losing a very thin layer of skin in which your face will be more sensitive to the sun. You may notice enlarged pores or tiny whiteheads on your skin, which usually go away with the swelling. We as that you do not shave the treated area.

Contact us immediately if you experience any of the following: 

  • Bleeding
  • Blisters
  • Infections
  • Swollen for longer than a week

How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost in Boston?


Costs and pricing are met with clarity at SkinHealth Centers. The expense of Dermaplaning in Boston and Wellesley is determined by several factors and specifically based on the area in which we apply the treatment. After meeting with our team for a consultation, they will create your customized treatment plan and give you a better idea of how much your procedure will cost.


Why Choose Us

Boston is a city with a small-town feel and first-rate medical and educational institutions. We match this reputation with absolute commitment and loyalty to all our patients with a hometown feel. At SkinHealth Centers, our locations are made up of a diverse team of physicians, facial cosmetic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and medical aestheticians, reflecting the standard of our great city. Dermaplaning can be a big step for some, and we are here to meet it with profound results. When it comes to your aesthetic needs, our determination, expertise, and overall dedication to our craft rise to the occasion. Come see us today to start the conversation about reversing the tell-tale signs of aging and sun exposure.

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Want to attain smooth and radiant skin with a painless, efficient procedure? Simply call us to schedule your consultation for Dermaplaning. If you’re in the Boston or Wellesley area, we invite you to come to see us at SkinHealth Centers. To schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and certified aestheticians, please call our office at (617) 267-7546 (Boston) or (781) 431-7880 (Wellesley Hills ). We can’t wait to hear from you!

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