at Natalie Fearnley Makeup Studio



What is dermaplaning? 

Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure using a fine scalpel at 45 degree angle to exfoliate the epidermis and rid the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). It has been used for many years by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Marylin Monroe to name a few. But many beauty professionals don’t even know it exists, and certainly, many don’t use it. Unlike micro dermabrasion which uses a whisklike device which can be very abrasive and have many complications including infections and scarring. Dermaplaning, on the other hand, is a simple shaving of the epidermis.

Because dermaplaning is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects, it has quickly gained popularity among cosmetic medical providers across the United States and is still very new to the UK market. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the therpist simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. This is a great treatment to offer for clients who are pregnant or nursing who want a deep exfoliation, but are not allowed to use peeling agents on their skin because of the risk that the chemicals will be absorbed into the blood stream. It is also a popular option for clients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair can quite often cause a build up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the client a healthier brighter looking skin and helps make up to sit better on the skin opposed to sticking to the vellus hair.

A lot of clients may be concerned that the hair will grow back heavier and darker after dermaplaning. This is absolutely not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.

Benefits of Dermaplaning

  • Non evasive

  • Can treat fine lines and wrinkles with regular treatments

  • Removes dry rough skin

  • Can treat mild acne scarring

  • Removes vellus hairs

  • Make up application is much smoother as it doesn't adhere to the vellus hair.

  • Skin care products work better as they can penetrate deeper into the skin.

  • Instantly softer, smoother, more radiant skin

  • Can be safely carried out every 3-4weeks.

  • Suitable for pregnant women.

  • Face can appear slimmer afterwards.

  • Can be used a preparation for chemical peels/laser.

  • Increases cell turn over in the skin.

The following contraindications may prevent you from having the treatment: 

  • Inflamed Acne

  • Hypersensitive Skin eg. sunburn

  • Allergic to Nickel or Stainless Steel

  • 1st Trimester of pregnancy

  • Extremely Thin Skin

  • Very Oily Skin

  • Infectious skin condition/disease

  • Skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis on face

  • Skin Disorders

  • Cancer

  • Recent Injectables, acidic peels, operations or surgery

  • Recent Scarring (under 3 months)

  • Cold sores

  • Fresh bruising, cuts abrasions

  • Autoimmune Disease

  • Acne (roaccutane) , blood thinners or steroid Medication

  • Insulin-dependent Diabetic

Please contact me if you are unsure and have any questions. 

Before & After

Homecare and Aftercare

  • Avoid wearing make-up for at least 6 hours after treatment

  • Always cleanse, tone and moisturise your face; to prevent loss of moisture, protect the skin from make-up and to keep the skin soft and supple

  • Avoid any form of exfoliation for at least 7 days.

  • Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of having the treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure for up to 48 hours. Ensure you wear a broad spectrum spf30 daily.

  • Avoid direct heat, such as sauna, hot bath, shower or hot hairdryer.

  • Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to treated area within 48 hours.

For any further information or queries please contact me. 



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