Dermaplaning or a Chemical Peel?

Dermaplaning Exeter

Dermaplaning or a Chemical Peel?

We are seeing a bit of a beauty buzz around Dermaplaning right now and you might be wondering if this is a good alternative to a chemical peel.

Dermaplaning and chemical peels are each non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to rejuvenate the look and feel of the skin. Find out the difference between the two treatments below and decide which is best for you.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive, painless procedure in which a blade is gently scraped across the skin on the face, removing the top layers of skin with the scalpel. In addition to removing the rough outer portion of the dermis, Dermaplaning also helps to remove unwanted transparent hairs, also known as ‘peach fuzz’.

When done correctly, the skin appears smoother, refreshed and glowing. The procedure should take no longer than 1 hour to complete and the result can be seen for up to 4 weeks, after this the treatment will need to be repeated again. The average cost of this treatment is £70.00.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is procedure we offer in the DermaShine clinic during which a mild alpha or beta hydroxyacid is used to exfoliate the surface layer of the skin. The solution is left on for a few minutes, after which time it is removed or neutralized.  The treatment only takes a few minutes to complete.  For the week following a chemical peel, it is advised that any events you make have should be cancelled as often the skin may ‘flake off’ before revealing newer, healthier looking skin. This cannot be covered with make-up. Chemical peels can improve the appearance of skin, hyperpigmentation issues such as age spots, melasma and discolorations from acne scarring. Chemical peels are delivered in different levels of potency either a superficial peel or medium peel can be administered depending on the depth required to treat the area.

A mild chemical peel starts at just £50.00 at Dermashine, but more treatments or a stronger potency may be needed to treat more severe skin problems. The results will last up to three years with proper after care and the use of a good SPF.

What is the difference?

The differences between Dermaplaning and chemical peels are the depths to which each go. Dermaplaning only touches the top layer of skin. It does not go down to the depths of even the mildest chemical peel. The healing time is also much faster. Conversely, Dermaplaning does not have the long-lasting effects that a peel can have. Dermaplaning will not deal with the deeper wrinkles or sun damage that a chemical peel can either.

Dermaplaning or a chemical peel


At DermaShine we have carried out numerous chemical peel treatments with huge success. If you would like more information about a chemical peel available at both our Exeter and Newton Abbot clinic please give us a call on 01392 69077

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