Dermaplaning | 621% Rise in Dermaplaning Internet Searches in 2020

December 30, 2020

Dermaplaning | 621% Rise in Dermaplaning Internet Searches in 2020

What is Dermaplaning?

The beauty industry is a growing, thriving world of possibility and opportunity for the savvy, forward-thinking individual. Therefore, it’s always useful to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to trends, fashions, research and innovations. That’s why we’re here to tell you about dermaplaning! It’s hot, it’s what all the celebrities use, and you can charge up to £150 for a treatment depending on location, type and experience.

 How does it work?

Dermaplaning works by carefully passing a razor blade over the surface of the skin at a 45-degree angle to brush away normally accumulated debris, dead skin cells and those fine wispy hairs known commonly as “peach fuzz”. The fresh skin underneath will be able to shine forth its natural radiance for weeks after, making your client look younger and healthier!

The benefits are not limited just to short term beauty, however; as dermaplaning stimulates cell renewal and collagen production. Collagen plays a role in the strength of skin, elasticity and hydration. As you age your body produces less collagen, leading to dryness and wrinkles. This is why mature women might notice the benefits more as the procedure allows their skin to naturally stay younger for longer. Additionally, those with scarring and blemishes notice dermaplaning can reduce the visibility of these conditions as the skin is encouraged to rejuvenate quicker.

In salons, Dermaplaning is usually done by an aesthetician (a beauty professional) or perhaps a dermatologist (a medical practitioner specialising in skin conditions). It can be done at home as well with an expensive home derma device. But either way its important to ensure you have a steady hand and clean equipment before you try it.

What else do you need to know before buying or selling?

  • Dermaplaning is completely safe for most people, with the only side effect being slight redness which will fade quickly. It can be used on pregnant woman, dull, dry or wrinkled skin. The only persons who it might want to reconsider are those with existing problems of active ache or ingrown hairs.
  • There is no downtime for dermaplaning. It’s a completely non-invasive procedure so you can get straight on with your life afterwards. You could even fit it in a lunch break!
  • Dermaplaning can cost anything between £40 and £180 depending on the type of treatment, location and experience of the aesthetician. We wouldn’t recommend offering the treatment for any less than £80.
  • Dermaplaning leaves the skin exposed and a little vulnerable. This is brilliant because it means it can absorb any chemical peel, serum or face mask that you offer with your treatment much better than at other times. However, it also means you should be extra diligent about insisting clients wear sunscreen to protect their beautiful skin after treatment, even in winter.
  • The main benefits of dermaplaning last approximately 3 weeks. Carrying out treatments any more frequently could irritate the skin so be careful.

Technicians! What do YOU need to know specifically?

Most commonly, a respectable aesthetician will charge £50 to £80 for a 30 minute session without extra serums or peels. Pricing and duration will vary largely on the equipment you use!

We sell only the highest quality dermaplaning blades at Microblading Emporium. Sterile, razor sharp and in a variety of sizes, you can find your most suited tool easily. The most common blade used by professionals is the 10-gaugue surgical scalpel, which is sharper and requires more careful handling than other dermaplaning blades.

And you can’t hold a blade on its own. We sell solid, durable blade holders here:

 Serums are also an important part of the dermaplaning or micro-needling procedures if you want to get the best results. Aestheticians often use toner to prime the skin for treatment and finish of with a hydrating mask, enzyme peel or chemical peel. It’s also a very good idea to send your client off with sunscreen and don’t forget to warn them about wearing it for the next few weeks so your work doesn’t get ruined.

    Bonus Section: Other Techniques!

    Dermaplaning is often confused with microdermabrasion and other micro-needling techniques. They have a similar function and results but the procedures are different and not to be confused.

    Derma Micro-needling uses tiny, painless needles to pierce the upper layer of the skin, similarly stimulating cell renewal, collagen production, and allowing the skin to easily absorb whatever chemical peel, serum or mask you put on the face after.

    Our 6 in 1 DRS 540 kit uses contains 4 roller heads with varying needle lengths, a disinfection basin, silicone brush and travel case. This is perfect for getting started in derma micro-needling and finding out what techniques work for you.

    Our Derma Stamp and Derma Roller with bottles are specialist equipment that allows Technicians to micro-needle and apply serum to the skin simultaneously for a quick and easy procedure.


    Microdermabrasion uses a special diamond tipped applicator or fine crystal spray to scrape away dead skin cells and often involves suction to remove the skin cells after the applicator or spray has dislodged them. This is different from dermaplaning’s use of a scraping blade.

    Both procedures are good for stimulating the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, non-active ache, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and other marks.

    More research has been done into microdermabrasion but dermaplaning is largely acknowledged to be less harsh and frequent anecdotal evidence suggests the results are similar.


    With dermaplaning growing every year, now is the perfect time for a budding aesthetician to get started with dermaplaning! Treatwell, a beauty booking site, has reported a 621% rise in searches for dermaplaning facials in the past year! The time is now and we’re here to help you.

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