Who Says Guys Should Get All the Exfoliation?

Dermaplaning Little Silver, NJWomen can be jealous of men for one thing — their daily shaving acts as an excellent exfoliator of the cheeks, chin, and neck skin. But who says men should be the only ones to get this? Dr. Hetzler offers dermaplaning as a manual exfoliation method to remove the outermost layer of skin cells on the face.

What is dermaplaning?

Also known as epidermal leveling or blading, dermaplaning uses a special blade that is pulled down across the facial skin by an aesthetician. This removes not only the top layer of epidermal skin, but also the tiny superficial hair as well.

What conditions would benefit from dermaplaning?

At Dr. Hetzler’s, we recommend dermaplaning for patients with these skin issues:

  • Mild surface wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Blackheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Unwanted facial hair
  • Rough skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone

While dermaplaning can help with mild acne and blackheads, it is not recommended for patients with severe acne. In these patients, dermaplaning can stimulate acne breakouts within the hair follicles.

The procedure

If you think about it, dermaplaning is really a fancy term for shaving. After all, men pull a blade across their facial skin every morning. So, it’s easy to understand dermaplaning that way. The process of dermaplaning basically scrapes away the dead skin, tiny hairs, and other stuff that is residing on the surface of your face. The process is painless and doesn’t take more than 20 minutes or so.


If your skin is more sensitive, you may have a slight crust develop after dermaplaning, but this is very rare. If this does happen, some light flaking will follow, making way for a new layer of tight, pink skin to show itself. You may feel some slight itchiness, but lotion alleviates this easily.

Repeated dermaplaning sessions will continue to improve your skin.

Interested in a dermaplaning session? Call Dr. Hetzler at 732-219-0047 to make an appointment.

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