The nitty-gritty.

At BeFlawless in East Greenwich, RI, we offer dermaplaning for patients who wish to remove facial hair and rejuvenate dull skin. Dermaplaning leaves the facial surface very smooth, resulting in fresh, bright skin.

Dermaplaning can be done before a Hydrafacial to maximize the effectiveness and results.


Dermaplaning has many advantages for all skin types. It can:

  • Provide a deep exfoliation option for clients with skin sensitivities
  • Painlessly exfoliate and stimulate cellular regeneration with little to no downtime
  • Allow better product penetration when done before other facial treatments
  • Help makeup go on more smoothly and evenly
  • Significantly lighten acne scars

Note: Dermaplaning is not recommended for those with acne, as it can cause further irritation. You will need to wait until any acne breakouts are clear before trying this treatment.

How it works

Dermaplaning is an exfoliation method that uses a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (aka peach fuzz). By removing the dead layer and facial hair, new skin comes to the surface. Your new flawless skin allows skincare products to penetrate deeply and makeup to go on more smoothly.

For facial hair removal

Most people seek dermaplaning treatments to remove facial hair, especially those with thicker, more visible vellus hairs. It can be difficult to get rid of these fine hairs with other hair-removal techniques like waxing and threading. Therefore, dermaplaning is a better solution.

For deep exfoliation

While facial hair removal is the primary reason for dermaplaning, it also provides deep exfoliation. By removing the top layer of dull, dead skin cells, the skin gets evened out and extremely smooth. Dermaplaning is particularly great for those with skin sensitivities who cannot get other facial treatments.

What to expect

The treatment takes about 15 – 30 minutes. In order to maintain your results, you will typically need a dermaplaning treatment once a month. This depends on your hair growth cycle, and your BeFlawless clinician will help to determine a treatment schedule that is right for you.

First, we will thoroughly cleanse and dry your skin. While keeping an area of your skin taut with one hand, we’ll use short, swift strokes with the scalpel to scrape off the dead skin cells and peach fuzz. Dermaplaning is completely painless and the brightening results are immediate. Your skin will have a more even tone, texture, and radiance, and all of your peach fuzz will be gone.

There are no side effects or downtime with dermaplaning. After your treatment, your skin will be very sensitive to sun exposure, so be sure to protect it with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.