Consider dermaplaning to rid your skin of fine hair and dead skin cells to leave your skin looking healthy. At Allura MD Laser Aesthetics, the knowledgeable staff offers this quick, painless procedure to those living in Salem, Virginia and the Roanoke Valley area. Consult the office by phone or with the online booking agent to see if it’s right for you.

Dermaplaning Q & A


What exactly is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning exfoliates the epidermis of dead skin cells and rids the skin of your peach fuzz, or vellus hair. This hair can cause a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, dulling your complexion and leading to breakouts.

The staff uses a sterile, 10-inch scalpel that curves into a sharp point to gently scrape against clean, dry skin on your forehead, cheeks, chin, nose, and neck. It’s performed freehand and not nearly as clumsy as shaving. The staff at Allura MD Laser Aesthetics delicately abrades the surface of your skin using light, feathering strokes to remove this surface layer of hair and expose a clearer complexion.

It should only be performed by skilled technicians, such as those available at the office of Allura MD Laser Aesthetics. Do not try to dermaplaning at home. Each session takes approximately 30 minutes.


Who is a Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure appropriate for all patients, even women who are pregnant and nursing who cannot do more invasive chemical peels. It’s most appropriate for people with dry or rough skin texture. Dermaplaning can minimize superficial acne scarring and uneven skin tone, and instantly improve skin texture.

Avoid dermaplaning if you have very oily skin or thick, dark hair on your face.


What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

In the long-term, you experience greater cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots due to aging or sun exposure, as well as the removal of fine facial hair. Your skin looks healthier and glows. Makeup is easier to apply and skin-care products penetrate your skin more easily, as well.


Will My Hair Grow Back Thicker After Dermaplaning?

It’s an old wives’ tale that your hair grows back thicker, heavier, and darker following dermaplaning. The hair removed is superficial vellus hair, which only grows back at the same rate and texture as before your treatment.


How Often Should I Schedule Dermaplaning?

Monthly treatments maintain a clear complexion and glowing look. You have no downtime following treatment and it’s non-invasive, so you can schedule it and get on with your day right after a session.



Call or schedule online with Allura MD Laser Aesthetics for your dermaplaning session today!

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