When watching movies, have you ever wondered how actresses get their faces to look so flawless? You may think it must either be brilliant makeup artists or a luck of the draw. Well, we’re here today to tell you that what you’re seeing may be some of the benefits of dermaplaning.



What exactly is a dermaplane facial?

It may sound terrifying at first but bear with us. A dermaplane facial involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel that is run across the face in short upward strokes. What this does is remove dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz). While a surgical scalpel is used, there’s no need to worry about this penetrating your skin as it is held at a 45 degree angle, simply intended for scraping the skin.

But before you get under the knife (don’t worry, just a joke), you may be wondering why exactly a dermaplane facial is any more beneficial than other procedures that don’t require a surgical blade.

Here are the benefits of dermaplaning:

Removes Facial Hair

A dermaplane facial has a similar function to the “shaving your face” fad. But it is much more effective because of the type of blade used. This one is much sharper than what you can typically purchase in stores, and by having a professional aesthetician take care of those problem areas you are much more likely to experience a better result.

Exfoliates Skin

While many people first consider getting a dermaplane facial as a pain-free method to hair removal, the dermaplane facial hosts many other benefits. And one of these is its ability to remove dead skin cells from the face. Unlike with microdermabrasion and other exfoliation techniques, dermaplaning does not require any special chemicals and is non-abrasive. This makes it great for those with sensitive skin while leaving the skin looking naturally flawless and feeling smooth to the touch.

Anti-Aging Properties  dermaplane facial

First let’s debunk what exactly anti-aging is. In no way does anti-aging products and treatments reverse aging of the skin. What it does do is prevent any further damage, and help reduce the appearance of the effects damage has already done to the skin. This makes your skin look fresher and younger. With a dermaplane facial, you essentially shave off that entire top layer of dead skin, reducing the effects of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. This makes the skin look more awake and revitalized, which gives you that younger appearance.


Many hair removal treatments as you probably already know are filled with frustration and pain. Whether you normally get your facial hair waxed or tweezed, or if you’ve considered getting it removed with lasers, the pain of hair removal is unnecessary. While a dermaplane facial may seem the scariest, it is actually the most harmless. It provides for a completely painless and surprisingly relaxing experience.

No Down Time

With many other treatments, your face may be beet red after, you fear leaving the house and you may be required to do some at-home maintenance. With a dermaplane facial, all you need to do is come in for your treatment and use a gentle facial cleanser that night.

Makeup Goes on Smoothly

And from all these wonderful benefits comes how amazing your skin will look as well as how beautiful your makeup will look. Once you get a dermaplane facial, your makeup will easily glide over your now smooth and movie star quality skin.

Book an Appointment for a Dermaplane Facial at Balance Spa

With a dermaplane facial, you always want to make sure you are seeing a professional aesthetician with proper training on dermaplane techniques. Especially if you have problematic skin, you may benefit from consulting with a professional aesthetician to see if this is the right treatment for you.

For questions on the benefits of dermaplaning and to see if a dermaplane facial is right for your skin type, give us at Balance Spa a call at 561-208-8111. Our professionally trained aestheticians can give you a free skin consultation to help you determine the best treatment for you.