Dermaplaning in West Des Moines, IA


If your skin could use a gentle boost to reach its full radiance, but you are not ready for more invasive procedures, you may be a candidate for dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a popular skin treatment and facial rejuvenation technique that smoothes the skin by stripping away dead skin cells and vellus facial hair for a softer, more youthful look. Also known as dermablading, this treatment is completed with a careful scraping technique with a facial blade. Our nurse is pleased to offer dermaplaning treatments at Iowa Face + Body Med Spa in West Des Moines, IA. Dermaplaning is becoming more popular these days because it is nonsurgical and able to provide beautiful, smooth skin.


Dermaplaning procedures are considered very safe and effective for most skin types and tones. Those with severe acne should discuss the benefits and risks in detail beforehand. Ideal candidates for this procedure:

  • Are searching for a gentle complexion boost
  • Do not have rosacea
  • Have an abundance of fine facial hair
  • Do not have skin that is highly sensitive
  • Have uneven skin tone


Dermaplaning procedures can be completed on an outpatient basis in our office. After the skin is cleaned, the dermaplaning will begin with a gentle scraping of the surface of the skin with a blade. The technician will make several passes over different parts of the skin until the face has been entirely treated. The amount of time needed will depend upon whether a section or the entire face will be addressed. At a consultation beforehand, our nurse will let you know what to expect during the dermaplaning process.


After your dermaplaning session, your face may be just a little red. This is a normal reaction that will begin to subside in a matter of hours. Patients will need to avoid prolonged sun exposure as the face will be sensitive in the weeks after the procedure. Expect to see results soon after as dermaplaning produces softer, smoother skin immediately. In the interest of protecting your newly revealed skin, our team will discuss a recommended skincare routine with you, including the highly recommended daily application of sunscreen.


Does it hurt?

Absolutely not. The gentle removal of your peach fuzz and dead skin cells will be carried out with a very sharp surgical blade that simply grazes the top of your skin. You should not feel any discomfort.

Why is dermaplaning good for the skin?

Dermaplaning provides a gentle exfoliation, removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz, and revealing soft, fresh skin. A monthly dermaplaning treatment will help keep your skin exfoliated, healthy, and radiant. 

Will my hair grow back thicker?

As dermaplaning simply trims away the hair beginning at the skin's surface, it does not disturb the hair follicle in any way and will not cause the hair to grow back thicker. 


Iowa Face + Body Med Spa offers excellent, high-quality aesthetic care to individuals in the West Des Moines, IA area. Utilizing innovative techniques, our team offers optimal results in a minimally invasive way. Dermaplaning is a popular aesthetic treatment used to soften and smooth your skin and help accentuate your natural beauty. If you would like to find out more about this cosmetic treatment or to schedule your consultation, call our office today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.

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