The Pros and Cons of Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning consists of using a small blade to gently remove hair “fuzz” from the face. This can be done at a salon, or you can purchase a kit online and do it at home. Over the course of the pandemic, dermaplaning has become a rising trend. There are many pros to this beauty method, as well as some cons to consider before you jump in.


Better Makeup Application

As this treatment involves removing facial hair, it immediately makes the skin a smoother surface to apply skincare/makeup to. After dermaplaning, many people find their makeup application is smoother, more blend-able and looks flawless throughout the day.

Reduces Appearance of Fine Lines

Dermaplaning is used as an exfoliation technique and can revitalise the skin. Often it is found that it results in the skin looking brighter and more youthful which can over time, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Suitable For Many Skin Types

Whether you have dry or oily skim, dermaplaning is a low-risk treatment that is usually suited to everyone. It does not require chemicals or liquids that may be irritable to the skin in order to work. As long as the blade is new, clean and used correctly, this should never cause any issues.



When done at a salon, it can be a costly hair removal treatment. There will be inexpensive alternatives available online, however you must ensure they are suitable to carry out the treatment correctly

May Not Be Long-Lasting

Due to the hair not being pulled from the root, it is only removed from the surface which means the hair can grow back quickly. This is not as long lasting as waxing or threading.

Can Cause Irritation for Acne Prone Skin

People who have acne prone skin or are prone to breakouts in general, this may be risky. Despite the treatment being suitable for dry or oily skin, acne prone skin should proceed with caution to avoid any further damage being done.