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Dermaplaning FAQ

Who can perform dermaplaning?

A licensed aesthetician who has been professionally trained can perform the treatment.  Since state laws vary - please check with your state board and professional liability insurance company before performing any new treatments.

If you are looking for a professional aesthetician to visit for dermaplaning, make sure the practitioner is Certified to perform the treatment.  Please visit the Find A Provider page to locate a practitioner in your area.

How do I get started dermaplaning?

The best way to get started is to take a class.  You want hands-on experience and you can't get that from just watching a DVD or yikes a You Tube video.  We have classroom training throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. Our FaceTime/Skype training is very popular and allows you to get competent and confident quickly - it's on your schedule and at your pace.  Click HERE for more information.

What tools and materials will I receive or need to buy?

Your training includes all of your materials.  You'll receive our Training Manual which contains: Step-by-Step Instructions, Medical Intake & Consent Forms, Do's and Don'ts, Treatment Protocols, Treatment Pricing, Marketing Plan, etc.  You'll get the Demonstration DVD so you can watch the procedure performed left handed and right handed.  Plus, you get our NEWLY Upgraded ProStart Kit which includes:  Metal Blade Handle, Blade Removal Box, 3 Blades w/attached handle, 12 Individual Blades, plus additional Blades for Training and Practice, 1 oz. Skin Prep Solution plus a sample of the NuPeel Natural Enzyme. Once you complete your training you will receive your Certificate.

Each ProStart Kit contains enough supplies for 15 treatments.

How many blades will I use for each treatment?

You will need only one blade per treatment.  If you find you're using multiple blades to complete a single treatment then you are probably using an inferior blade.  Call us for a sample blade and compare for yourself.

What are the upfront costs to get started?

Training  includes Training Manual, Demonstration DVD, ProStart Kit + extra supplies for training & practice, Hands-on Coaching & Certificate for $355 per person.  Training can be done using FaceTime or Skype or join us for a live workshop at any of our locations including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

If you have a spa, or work at one, and want to train the staff all at once, we have a Spa Training price of $1,295 and it includes 3 ProStart Kits & DVD's + Training Manuals, Hands-On Training and Certificates for each person (limit 6 participants).  

How much money can I make dermaplaning?

That depends on your market so there is no one-price-fits-all answer.  Think of it this way:  Clients love the treatment so your rebooking rate will increase since they'll need dermaplaning every 4 weeks.  Also, your cost per treatment is low. The ProStart Kit has enough blades for 15 treatments.  At $95 per treatment that's $1,425.  Your investment is only $355 to complete your training and get your Certificate. When you reorder blades they are only $1-2 each and sold in packages of 25 or 50 making this a very affordable treatment without a lot of expensive inventory.

Our NEW Marketing Essentials Package is designed to help you build your brand while you market your dermaplaning services to new and existing clients.  Each item is fully customizable with your logo and contact information.  Click here to learn more.

What is the technique?

This technique is safely performed by using a specialized sterile surgical instrument.  Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45 degree angle. This removes both the vellous hair and the top layer of dead skin cells.

Is it safe?

Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained aesthetician utilizing DermaplanePro tools and techniques.

Once the vellous hair is removed will it grow back thicker?

No, this is physiologically impossible.  The soft, fine vellous hair will grow back slowly - usually in about 4 weeks. 

(There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies:  Vellous hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body. Terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas.)

Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.   

Can dermaplaning cause the skin to bleed?

Yes, excessive scraping, nicks and cuts can cause bleeding. That is why it is very important to have professional training using the correct tool and have hands-on practice before performing this treatment on clients.  If you are a client, please click on our Find A Provider page to find a qualified practitioner in your area.

What areas can be treated?

Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck. Dermaplaning should not be done on the eyelids or chest. Sometimes, technicians who are still learning practice on forearms and legs as the skin is tougher in these areas. 

How often can this procedure be performed?

Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks.  Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 21-30 days before repeating the treatment. 

Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?

Yes.  Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prepare the skin for a chemical peel.

Does the skin actually peel from dermaplaning?

No.  When dermaplaning is performed as a prep for a chemical peel the visible exfoliation that the client sees will be as a result of the peel used in the treatment.

Who can be treated?

All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning.  This is a great treatment for Global skin types IV-VI.  Darker skin tones actually have more layers of skin so as they age the skin tends to sag rather than wrinkle.  Dermaplaning removes these extra layers of skin, helps correct pigmentation concerns and provides a more youthful and healthy glow. 

Typically clients over 35 are the best candidates and will return for regular treatments.  It is highly addictive! Men can be dermaplaned on non-beard areas only but usually prefer microdermabrasion.  

Who cannot be treated?

Clients with active acne outbreaks or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed.  Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks.  Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated. Clients with diabetes not under control by diet or medication should not be treated.  Clients undergoing cancer treatment should also not be treated.

Is there any downtime after Dermaplaning?

No, that's one of the benefits.  The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish.  This is a must have procedure before an important social event or television appearance.

How can I get more information?

Send your questions to us at or call (775) 507-4466.

I'm not an aesthetician but I want to find someone I can go to for dermaplaning.  How do I find someone qualified?

Click hereto be taken to our Find A Provider page.  Scroll down to your state and hopefully we have someone close to you.  We're always adding new Providers so if you don't see someone today - be sure to check back.