Healthy, Refreshed Skin

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic procedure that uses a unique instrument to remove the outermost layer of skin, revealing the fresh, undamaged skin below. At MG Plastic Surgery, our accomplished skincare experts treat women and men in Scottsdale, AZ, so their skin looks healthy and revitalized.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Dermaplaning uses a medical-grade stainless steel surgical scalpel to scrape off dead skin cells. This process removes unwanted debris, pitted skin, acne scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes to improve the appearance of your complexion. 

While the procedure can rejuvenate your skin and make it look younger, it cannot stop your skin from continuing its aging process. For those seeking dermaplaning for hair removal, it is essential to note that the hair does grow back, so regular treatments can help maintain the results.


Dermaplaning is a great option for many skin types, and it effectively treats any of the following skin conditions:

  • Dry or dull skin
  • Acne scars
  • Peach fuzz
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads
  • Actinic keratosis


Dermaplaning is safe and effective for nearly any skin type, even if you are pregnant. Because your comfort and safety are our top priority, we recommend that you let us know during your consultation if you have any of the following skin conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Cystic Acne
  • Cold sores

What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Dermaplaning can be performed using a topical numbing agent applied directly to the treated area before the procedure. Although a stinging or scratching sensation is expected, the treatment is generally not considered painful. Most treatments last between a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of your treatment area.

Your practitioner will use a specialized tool called a dermatome, which looks similar to an electric razor. With its small blade, the dermatome moves across your skin, shaving off the outer layers without making any cuts in the skin. After your treatment, a soothing ointment or gel will be applied to your skin to reduce swelling, redness, and irritation.

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

While some patients receive multiple dermaplaning treatments to achieve the desired results, the skin must heal fully between treatments. Our aestheticians will let you know the best treatment plan to ensure the ideal outcome for your skin.

What Is the Recovery Timeline?

Week 1

Swelling and redness subside after the first week. Your pores may seem enlarged, or you may notice tiny whiteheads. These will go away as the swelling subsides. You must refrain from shaving the treated area.

Week 2

At this time, a scab forms over the treatment area. The underlayer of the skin will likely look pink and tight and may feel itchy. Many patients can return to work by the end of the second week, but you must avoid strenuous activities.

Weeks 4 to 6

At this point, patients can usually return to regular activities, including exercise and sports, although avoiding sun exposure is best.

Months 6 to 12

Once your skin has been restored to its natural color, you no longer need to avoid sun exposure since it will be fully healed.

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Rejuvenate Your Skin

Our skilled aestheticians at MG Plastic Surgery always customize your skincare service to enhance your natural beauty. With the advanced skin enhancement technique of dermaplaning, you can see blemishes and impurities shaved away to reveal your glowing, refreshed complexion. Schedule your consultation to rejuvenate your skin right away!

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