The Plain & Simple Truths About Dermaplaning

Fighting to keep our pores clean is a lifelong battle. The war we wage against pimples in our teens grows into battles against the elements and aging—battles that can’t be won with mere washcloths and face scrubs. With age comes new factors, like slowed cellular generation and hormonal changes, which require different approaches to skincare. One such Tri Valley favorite is dermaplaning.


Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method in which a scalpel is used to physically remove dead skin and “peach fuzz” from our faces. During the procedure, light feathering strokes of the scalpel are applied to the skin to scrape old cells and hair from the surface, exfoliating dry, dead skin from pores, minimizing superficial acne scarring and promoting the growth of new skin cells. The result is a softer, smoother and brighter complexion.


Don’t let the old myth scare you—once hair is shaved, it will NOT grow in thicker and darker. Hair cannot change its structure simply because it is shaved—it will regrow in the exact same state in which it initially grew. And you will be amazed at the benefits reaped by removing your facial hair! It helps lift and clear impurities from pores, and allows for better penetration of topical products and smoother makeup application.

What isn’t a myth is that women experience an increase in facial hair as we age. While most women always have fine facial hair, it usually doesn’t pose a problem until we hit the age in which our hormones change. These changes may cause a substantial increase in facial hair, including the appearance of beard-quality hairs that send us into a hair-plucking panic—which isn’t the answer!

Plucking facial hairs can irritate the follicles and result in bumps and breakouts. Dermaplaning is a fast, painless process to get rid of this unwanted facial hair without the worry of breaking out.


While there are many other exfoliation methods, none are as fast and effective as dermaplaning. Chemical peels are great, but they have restrictions and require downtime. Dermaplaning can be used by anyone, and does not require any time for recovery—you can even apply makeup immediately after treatment! And the dermaplaning procedure is fast, typically taking less than a half-hour, with benefits that can be appreciated for 4-6 weeks.


Tri Valley provides all-encompassing skincare with a large range of services. Talk to our staff to determine if dermaplaning can provide solutions to your skincare concerns—and give you the refreshed, vibrant complexion you deserve. Visit our contact page or call 925.484.5483 to schedule an appointment today.

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