At Direct Aesthetics, our dermaplaning treatment offers a safe and effective way to exfoliate the skin and remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This non-invasive procedure leaves your skin feeling smoother and looking brighter by removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresh, radiant complexion underneath. Trust our experienced team to provide you with a gentle and rejuvenating dermaplaning experience for softer, more luminous skin.
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Introduction to Dermaplaning

Welcome to the world of radiant skin! At Direct Aesthetics, we bring you the transformative wonders of dermaplaning – a skincare secret to unveil your skin’s natural beauty. Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation treatment that uses a surgical-grade tool to gently remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from your face. This non-invasive treatment is designed to rejuvenate your complexion by gently scraping away dull, dead skin cells and unwanted peach fuzz. This technique is incredibly effective at revealing smoother, brighter and softer skin that looks and feels rejuvenated. This facial ritual is more than just a pampering session; it’s your ticket to smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin.

But that’s not all! Dermaplaning also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and hyperpigmentation, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their skin’s overall texture and tone. Moreover, dermaplaning helps improve product absorption, which means that the skincare products you use will be able to penetrate your skin more deeply and effectively. This can lead to even better results from your skincare regimen and can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.

At Direct Aesthetics, our highly trained healthcare providers perform dermaplaning treatments with precision and care. We use only the highest quality tools and techniques to ensure that you receive the best results.

Dermaplaning Process

Experience the artistry of dermaplaning with Valeri Rusco, PA-C, as she takes you through the intricacies of this rejuvenating treatment. In this video, witness firsthand how the surgical-grade scalpel delicately glides across the skin, gently sweeping away dead cells and fine vellus hair. 

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the transformative journey to radiant, glowing skin.

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Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning: Benefits, Side Effects, and More

A summer filled with sunshine, perspiration, and generous layers of sunscreen can sap the radiance from your complexion. However, dermaplaning offers a rejuvenating solution by effectively removing built-up residue. Wondering about the mechanics behind this procedure? Valeri Rusco, the founder of Direct Aesthetics, provides insight into dermaplaning, including its methodology, advantages, potential drawbacks, and associated expenses.

Things to Know

The Dermaplaning Treatment Experience

Dermaplaning isn’t just a skincare trend; it’s a versatile solution to various skin concerns. Whether you’re battling dull skin, struggling with dryness, dealing with acne scarring, or combating the effects of sun damage, dermaplaning offers a revitalizing touch. This expert technique also targets fine lines and wrinkles, helping to unveil a more youthful and radiant you. Say goodbye to uneven skin texture and embrace the glow that dermaplaning can provide.


What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Revitalize Your Skin

Experience the rejuvenating effects of dermaplaning, a treatment that eliminates dead skin cells and stimulates the growth of new, radiant cells. Witness an even skin tone as hyperpigmentation fades, unveiling a fresher and brighter complexion. The surface roughness is smoothed, resulting in a revitalized appearance.

Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles

The generation of new skin cells through dermaplaning works wonders in minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acting as a preventative measure against early signs of aging.

Say Goodbye to Peach Fuzz

Beyond skin rejuvenation, dermaplaning effectively addresses the issue of peach fuzz, providing a smooth and glowing complexion. The removal of fine vellus hairs enhances the skin’s texture, leaving it as soft and smooth as a baby’s bottom.

Enhance Your Skincare Routine

Immediately post-treatment, indulge in your highest-quality serums and moisturizers for optimal absorption. With a hairless face and clean pores, your at-home skincare regimen becomes more effective, maximizing the benefits of each product.

Effortless Makeup Application

Enjoy the ease of applying cosmetics on your clear and smooth skin. Without the hindrance of facial hairs, your makeup routine becomes quicker, resulting in a flawless finish.

Refine Pores for a Youthful Look

Dermaplaning serves as a deep cleanse, removing dirt, oils, and dead skin cells from your pores. This not only makes pores appear smaller but also contributes to a more youthful appearance.

Aid for Acne Concerns

While not suitable for active breakouts, dermaplaning can be beneficial for those undergoing acne treatment or dealing with acne scars. By cleaning pores and improving the efficacy of acne medications, it can help minimize the chance of future breakouts.

Gentle and Relaxing Experience

Contrary to its initial impression, dermaplaning is a gentle and enjoyable experience. Without the use of harsh chemicals or abrasive methods, it offers relaxation and rejuvenation, suitable for all skin tones and types.

Convenient Lunchtime Facial

With no downtime, dermaplaning is a fast and easy treatment lasting around an hour. Conveniently fit it into your schedule, even during lunch hours, to enjoy the benefits of a refreshed and glowing complexion.

What are the Pros of Dermaplaning?


Dermaplaning effectively removes dead skin cells, promoting smoother and softer skin.

Hair Removal

It eliminates fine vellus hair (peach fuzz), resulting in a smoother complexion.

Product Absorption

After dermaplaning, skincare products can penetrate the skin more effectively, enhancing their impact.

Brighter Complexion

The procedure can contribute to a brighter and more radiant skin tone.

Minimizes Fine Lines

Dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Safe for Pregnant or Nursing Women

It is generally safe for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

No Downtime

There is minimal to no downtime after the procedure, allowing for a quick return to regular activities.

What are the Cons of Dermaplaning?

Not Suitable for Active Acne

It is not recommended for individuals with active acne in the treatment area.

Possible Redness

Some individuals may experience temporary redness or irritation post-treatment.

Risk of Infection

If not performed under hygienic conditions, there is a risk of infection.

Not for Certain Skin Conditions

Individuals with certain skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema may not be suitable candidates.

Temporary Results

The effects of dermaplaning are temporary, and the procedure needs to be repeated for maintained results.

Avoidance with Certain Medications

Individuals on specific medications, like isotretinoin for severe acne, may need to wait before undergoing dermaplaning.

Professional Skill Required

The procedure should be performed by a skilled professional to minimize risks and ensure optimal results.

Is dermaplaning healthy?

Dermaplaning is generally regarded as a safe and healthy cosmetic procedure when administered by a trained and experienced professional like Direct Aesthetics. Here are some aspects to consider regarding the healthiness of dermaplaning:



Dermaplaning, when performed by our skincare professionals, helps remove dead skin cells, promoting smoother and softer skin.


It is a non-invasive procedure that does not involve the use of harsh chemicals or invasive techniques.

Safe for Most Skin Types

Dermaplaning, under the care of our experienced team at Direct Aesthetics, is generally safe for various skin tones and types.

Enhances Product Absorption

The removal of the top layer of dead skin by our skincare professionals allows skincare products to penetrate more effectively, maximizing their benefits.

No Downtime

There is minimal to no downtime associated with dermaplaning when performed by our skilled team, allowing individuals to resume their regular activities quickly.


Risk of Infection

Like any cosmetic procedure, there is a risk of infection if proper hygiene practices are not followed. It is crucial to have the procedure performed at Direct Aesthetics in a clean and sterile environment.

Temporary Results

The effects of dermaplaning, provided by our skincare professionals, are temporary, and the procedure may need to be repeated to maintain results.

Not Suitable for Active Acne

It is not recommended for individuals with active acne in the treatment area.

Professional Skill Required

Dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics should be performed by our trained and experienced professionals to minimize potential risks.

Avoidance with Certain Conditions

Individuals with certain skin conditions may need to consult with our skincare professionals at Direct Aesthetics to determine if dermaplaning is suitable.

Before undergoing dermaplaning, it’s advisable to consult with our qualified skincare professionals at Direct Aesthetics to ensure it’s a suitable option for your skin type and to address any specific concerns you may have.

Unlock Your Skin's Potential

Dermaplaning Offers a Quick and Effective Boost for Healthy-Looking Skin

Dermaplaning is the skincare superhero suitable for a wide range of individuals. If you’re seeking a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin, dermaplaning could be your answer. It’s ideal for those looking to:

Enhanced Skin Texture and Tone

Dermaplaning gently exfoliates the skin's surface, removing dead skin cells and promoting a smoother, more even complexion.

Improved Skincare Product Absorption

By removing the layer of fine facial hair (vellus hair) and dead skin cells, dermaplaning facilitates better absorption of skincare products, allowing them to penetrate more effectively.

Brighter, More Radiant Complexion

The removal of dead skin cells and vellus hair reveals a brighter complexion, giving the skin a natural radiance.

Diminished Acne Scarring

The exfoliating action of dermaplaning contributes to reducing the visibility of acne scars, promoting a more even skin tone.

Non-Invasive and Quick Procedure
Dermaplaning is a swift and non-invasive treatment, making it an efficient option for those seeking instant results without downtime.
Reduced Signs of Aging

Dermaplaning helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing a youthful and refreshed look.

Ready to experience the magic of dermaplaning at Direct Aesthetics? Schedule your appointment today for a journey to radiant, revitalized skin!

Frequently Asked Questions about Dermaplaning

Find common questions about dermaplaning below. If you have specific inquiries not covered here, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone for personalized assistance.

Dermaplaning is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a surgical-grade tool to shave away the uppermost layers of your skin. This technique is incredibly effective at revealing smoother, brighter and softer skin that looks and feels rejuvenated.

Dermaplaning helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and hyperpigmentation, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their skin’s overall texture and tone. Moreover, it helps improve product absorption, which means that the skincare products you use will be able to penetrate your skin more deeply and effectively. This can lead to even better results from your skincare regimen and can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.

This treatment is suitable for those seeking a simple solution to enhance their skin's appearance and texture. While generally safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, it's not recommended for active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, or sunburn. If you're currently taking isotretinoin for severe acne, we advise waiting at least six months after discontinuing the medication before considering dermaplaning. Schedule a consultation with us to determine if this rejuvenating treatment aligns with your skincare goals.

Most people can get dermaplaning, but some people with preexisting skin concerns shouldn’t have dermaplaning. Before getting this procedure, talk to your healthcare provider if you have an active case of acne, cold sore outbreaks, eczema, moles, freckles, skin tags or other skin growths, psoriasis, skin burns, such as those from radiation therapy, or skin rashes (contact dermatitis).

Dermaplaning is typically safe for most individuals. However, like any cosmetic procedure, it does carry some risks, including infection, scarring, and changes in skin pigmentation. To ensure the utmost safety and quality, it's important to choose Direct Aesthetics as your provider, where we prioritize the use of high-quality tools and techniques.

The frequency of dermaplaning treatments depends on your skin type and the results you want to achieve. Most people get dermaplaning every 3-4 weeks. 

During the procedure at Direct Aesthetics, our skilled providers will delicately remove the top layers of your skin, effectively reducing the appearance of scars or signs of aging. Following the treatment, you might notice some temporary redness and sensitivity, which typically resolves within a few hours. We recommend avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen for a few days after the procedure to ensure optimal results and skin care.

At Direct Aesthetics, we strongly advise against attempting dermaplaning at home. This procedure requires the use of a surgical-grade tool and demands a high level of precision and skill. Performing dermaplaning on yourself at home can pose risks of injury, infection, and other complications. For optimal safety and results, trust our qualified professionals to conduct dermaplaning in a controlled and expert environment.

Yes, dermaplaning is safe for all skin types. However, it's always recommended to consult with our professionals to ensure it's the right choice for your specific skin needs.

No, dermaplaning is a painless procedure. Most clients find it relaxing and comfortable.

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