What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation treatment that brightens and gives the skin an instant glow. A sterile scalpel is used to gently and safely remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin (epidermis). This non-invasive treatment leaves the skin more receptive to serums and moisturisers, therefore increasing cell renewal and the production of collagen and elastin, for a more youthful and rejuvenated complexion. An added bonus to this treatment is removal of the vellus hair (peach fuzz) on the surface of the skin, giving a silky look that allows make-up to be applied flawlessly. The treatment is pain-free and many clients have reported it is as a calm, relaxing experience.

Benefits of dermaplaning:

Removal of dead skin cells
Increases cell turnover (increased collagen production)
Instantly reveals brighter, glowing skin with minimal downtime
Baby soft skin
Removes vellus hair (peach fuzz)
Aids product absorption by up to 70% allowing serums and moisturisers to reach the lower layers of the skin and be more effective
Make-up glides on and sits on the skin smoothly
Unclogs pores
Can be used as a one-off treatment for a special occasion or as a regular skincare routine at 3-4 week intervals.

Will Dermaplaning affect hair growth ?

Dermaplaning does not alter the structure of the hair. Hair growth will return as it was before the treatment and WILL NOT grow back faster and thicker.

Contraindications to Dermaplaning:

Active acne – pustules, broken or damaged skin
Oral retinoids – Roaccutane (cannot be taken for at least 6 months before treatment)
Topical retinol is OK
Active skin infections – psoriasis, dermatitis (if on the face)
Auto Immune diseases – lupus

Cautions for Dermaplaning:

Clients experiencing any of the following can be treated most of the time, but an initial consultation/assessment is required:
Uncontrolled Diabetes (well controlled diabetics are fine to be treated)
Blood thinning medicines
Sensitive skin
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Please note: Dermaplaning cannot be carried out less than 5 days before a sun holiday as the skin is highly sensitive to sun rays following the treatment

Pre treatment advice:

Please do not use a sunbed on the day of the treatment and for up to 7 days after.
Please arrive to your appointment make-up free or with as little make-up as possible. The face is cleansed and prepped as part of the treatment; however, removing excess make-up and stubborn eye make-up will eat into the treatment time and mean less time for the Dermaplaning.


Your skin will be slightly red after the treatment and for up-to 1 hour after
Make-up can be applied straightaway; however, it is recommended that you allow the serums to absorb into your skin for several hours afterwards
A high SPF must be worn for at least one week after the treatment
Vellus hair may feel blunt when growing back

Prices for Dermaplaning treatments:

This treatment is performed by Millie of Peridot Beauty.

Express Dermaplaning facial: 30mins £45
Includes full face Dermaplaning
Application of serums, moisturiser, SPF 50.

Luxury Dermaplaning: 50 mins £60
Includes full face Dermaplaning lymphatic drainage massage and treatment mask.
Application of serums, moisturiser, SPF 50.


Check out Millie performing a Dermaplaning procedure: