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The secret to super smooth skin


Ivey Aesthetics is proud to offer Dermaplaning to the Roanoke Rapids community! Dermaplaning is a very popular form of manual exfoliation for the skin. It is a non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation using a scalpel blade with light strokes to simply shave the skin’s epidermal surface and remove vellus hair (peach fuzz) and dead skin.


The skin is immediately smooth, supple and vibrant, there is no downtime after the procedure and it can be performed every 4 weeks.

Benefits of Dermaplaning 

  • Dermaplaning is one of the best methods of exfoliation that has no downtime, which is a major plus and it can be an add-on to most other procedures.

  • It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin texture and tone.

  • Exfoliates the epidermis (top layer of skin) and eliminates vellus hair and dead skin cells.

  • Increases product absorption and efficacy (i.e. products work better).

  • Promotes cellular proliferation (your anti-aging BFF).

  • Makeup application is smooth and flawless.

  • Brightens skin and reduces hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).

  • Safe for all skin types and is a good alternative for those with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate other facial procedures.

  • Dermaplaning is recognized as a safe procedure and can be performed on women who are pregnant or nursing (without any chemical peel upgrades) and wish to receive a deep exfoliation. 



There are a few instances in which dermaplaning is not the right service for you:

  • Inflamed acne or other numerous raised lesions on the skin

  • Open wounds or active lesions such as cold sores

  • An allergy to nickel

  • Use of Accutane within 6 months of treatment (you have to be off of Accutane 6+ months prior to dermaplaning)


Discontinue any manual or chemical exfoliation at least 7 days prior to service.

If you are currently using retinol, exfoliating serums, enzymes, facial polishes, or scrubs stop using 7 days prior. Over exfoliation can cause breakouts, hyper/hypo pigmentation, redness, and dry skin. Skin cells need time to renew so you must allow them to do so before receiving dermaplaning treatment.

Schedule your Botox or fillers after your service.

After Botox you have to wait 4 hours before lying down and after fillers, you must wait 4 days before receiving any facial treatment. It is a good idea to wait 2 weeks after botox and fillers before dermaplaning. If you plan on having botox or fillers but also want dermaplaning, it is a good idea to have dermaplaning done prior to other treatments.

Reschedule your appointment if you have open wounds or acne lesions.

Dermaplaning should not be done if you have active acne lesions, open wounds, lesions such as cold sores, active eczema, dermatitis or any other inflammation or skin disturbance. While dermaplaning is good for acne scarring, it can cause damage and further irritation to active lesions.

Avoid direct sun exposure for 5-7 days prior to service.

If you have sunburn or windburn, dermaplaning cannot be performed as it can further irritate the skin, increase sensitivity and cause issues post treatment. If you do have sunburn or windburn, you should wait until the skin has healed (usually 1-2 weeks) before you have dermaplaning treatment.

Schedule facial waxing 1-2 weeks prior to service. Recent chemical peel wait 2 weeks until dermaplaning.

If you receive waxing or threading it should be done 1-2 weeks prior to dermaplaning or 14 days post treatment.


While a chemical peel can be added to your dermaplaning treatment, if you have had a recent chemical peel, you should wait 2 weeks after your peel to receive dermaplaning.

Wait 6 months after completion of Accutane to receive any exfoliation treatment.

Accutane increases skin sensitivity and makes it more fragile. While using Accutane, there is an increased risk for infections, increased sensitivity, and healing can be delayed. It takes quite sometime for the medication to fully exit your system, which is why it is recommended to wait 6 months after completion before dermaplaning or before receiving any treatments that remove facial skin cells.

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