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Dermaplaning Contraindications & After Care

Updated: Sep 22, 2021


Unfortunately not all treatments are for everyone. Please check our contraindications list to make sure you avoid disappointment.

  • active acne

  • active cold sores

  • flat warts

  • skin cancer

  • flare up of eczema or dermatitis

  • hemophilia

  • rosacea

  • scleroderma impetigo

  • sunburn

  • raised/vascular lesions

  • telangiectasia/erythema

  • uncontrolled diabetes

  • history of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

  • clients who have thick dark facial hair

  • pregnant

  • undergoing chemotherapy or radiation

  • hormonal therapy.

  • Accutane within the last 6  months

  • Skin peels or recent used topical agents such as glycolic acids, alpha-hydroxy acids and Retin-A must 2 weeks.


  • Avoid wearing makeup on the day of treatment

  • Avoid products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, retinol, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, astringents, etc.) for 72 hours after treatment.

  • You may resume your regular skin care routine 24 hours after treatment.

  • Wash your face with a gentle, acid free cleanser and tepid water.

  • If irritation occurs after applying the above products, wait a few more days to allow your skin to heal.

  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for a minimum of 3 days post treatment. If you must be in the sun be careful of sun exposure and wear sunscreen daily for 2 weeks.

  • Avoid excessive heat 3 days post treatment, i.e. heavy workouts, steam rooms or saunas, etc.

  • Avoid chlorine for 24 hours.

  • Avoid facial waxing for 7 days.

  • Avoid Dermal Fillers or Botox for 2 weeks based on area.

  • Avoid picking, scratching, or aggressively rubbing the treated area.

  • Avoid physical exfoliators, polishers, or aggressive brushes should be used for 7 to 14 days.

  • Do apply serums as absorption levels will be elevated

  • You may experience slight peeling for the first few days. Slight windburn sensation and/or blotchiness are normal for the first few days. Skin care products may tingle or slightly burn for the first 2 days.

Will my hair grow back thicker?

One of the most common misconceptions about dermaplaning is that it will make the hair on your face grow back darker and thicker. Dermaplaning will not cause the vellus (peachy fuzz) to grow back thicker or darker.

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