Dermaplaning boasts some serious skincare benefits beyond eliminating pesky peach fuzz. This method, typically performed by an esthetician or a dermatologist, uses a surgical blade to scrape away dead surface cells and vellus hair. Think of it as a supercharged form of exfoliation that gives you a radiant glow! If you’re not already incorporating this into your routine, it’s time to start.
To learn more about the benefits of this essential treatment, we chatted with two of our absolute favorite estheticians, Judit Galambosi and Eliana Restrepo of JE’DERM Skin Atelier in New York City. “Dermaplaning can stimulate cell turnover and collagen production, soften the appearance of fine lines, improve hyperpigmentation and texture, increase hydration, and allow for increased penetration of skincare products,” Galambosi told us. “It also allows makeup to sit better on the skin.”
She explained that dermaplaning can be used in conjunction with regular chemical peels or facials to enhance the effectiveness of each. It also works as a standalone treatment, and should be done around once a month.
Restrepo assured us that shaving the face like this will not make your hair grow back thicker or darker, contrary to popular belief. “We cannot change the structure of our follicle by shaving of the hair from the surface of the skin,” she said. “Your hair will grow the same way and at the same speed.”
With endless benefits and no downtime needed, we recommend booking a dermaplaning treatment the next time you hit the spa for that monthly facial. But if that’s not in your budget, have no fear. We’ve tested the best at-home dermaplaning devices to unearth the dermaplaner that works for your needs (and your wallet). Read on to discover the dermaplaning tool that’s best for you!
Michael Todd Sonicsmooth At-Home Dermaplaning Kit
Michael Todd’s Sonicsmooth kit harnesses the complexion-enhancing properties of sonic technology to remove unwanted facial hair while correcting rough skin texture, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and dullness.
This one also arrives complete with after-treatment gel to ensure your skin stays protected and glowing.
Tinkle Dermaplaning Razors
If you want to try dermaplaning on a budget, this multipack of Tinkle Razors will give you the best bang for your buck. They will work on the entire face like others on our list, but the convenient shape and size of these razors also make this a perfect option if you need to touch-up (or completely reshape) your eyebrows! You can even use these effortlessly to remove any stray upper-lip hairs.
DERMAFLASH 2.0 LUXE Device
While the DERMAFLASH is on the pricier side, it’s one of our favorites for quick and safe at-home dermaplaning. Each electronic device comes paired with a cleanser, moisturizer, and razor cartridges.
Featuring two speeds — gentle or invigorating — the tool is designed to gently dance along the surface of the face to remove unwanted hair and dead skin cells.
Stacked Skincare Dermaplaning Tool
We love the Stacked Skincare Dermaplaning Tool because it keeps safety in mind. Designed with patented safety features that offer maximum blade surface contact while safeguarding from injury, you can scrape off dead skin without worry.
Shiseido 3-Piece Facial Razor
Shiseido’s answer to facial razors is another affordable option for dermaplaning. Great for beginners, this three-piece set gives you the tools to remove that vellus hair and exfoliate your skin to perfection, leaving your skin soft and gleaming.