Epidermal levelling is a method of physical exfoliation with a sterile surgical blade, removing dead skin cells and vellus hair. This is perfect a few days before a special event and can be combined with other treatments to increase effectiveness. Epidermal Levelling (Dermaplaning) is great for most skin types and conditions.


How does it work?

It is a quick procedure with few to no adverse effects. Using a scalpel and a delicate touch the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. This is a great procedure for patients who are pregnant or nursing and want a deep exfoliation, but cannot use chemical peeling agents on their skin during this time. It is also a first choice for patients who have excess vellus hair on the skin. This hair can cause a build-up of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin.

Will my hair grow back darker?

The hair does not grow back heavier or darker after epidermal levelling, since this is a concern to some. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before treatment.

Medical procedures

Removing the epidermal skin allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Physicians may recommend this treatment to prepare the skin for medical procedures such as laser treatments or deep chemical peels. It also may be used by aestheticians to prepare the skin for superficial chemical peels.

Skin types

Epidermal Levelling (Dermaplaning) is most used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyper-pigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth and glowing appearance.