Dermaplaning

The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine

Certified Laser Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Matthews, NC

If you’re looking for powerful exfoliation without laser therapy or harsh chemicals, dermaplaning is something to consider. This treatment is incredibly popular among the men and women who entrust The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine with their skin care. If you’re curious about what dermaplaning can do for your aesthetics goals, book a visit with The Med Spa team in Matthews, North Carolina, today. Schedule online or over the phone.

Dermaplaning Q & A

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a manual exfoliation technique in which a trained practitioner uses a medical scalpel to precisely remove the outermost layers of your skin. While the procedure might sound intimidating, it is a safe, effective treatment option with virtually no risk of adverse effects.

Dermaplaning takes as little as 30 minutes to complete and is not an uncomfortable process. The skin around your eyes, nose, and eyebrows is avoided.

In addition to removing cells on your epidermis, dermaplaning also removes the fine, vellus hair known as “peach fuzz.” Those hairs can trap oil and dirt, worsening clogged pores and breakouts.

Am I a good candidate for dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a great treatment option for men and women who have dry or roughly textured skin. It can also be good for those with mature skin, as dead skin cells tend to accumulate faster as you age. It is a great treatment for expectant or breastfeeding mothers who may not be able to pursue other aesthetic procedures.

This treatment is not right for everyone, however. If any of these conditions apply, you may want to explore other treatment options:

  • Very oily skin
  • Active acne breakouts
  • Significant facial hair


The team at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine offer a wide range of aesthetics treatments using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. If dermaplaning isn’t right for you, your provider can guide you toward treatments that can better meet your needs.

How can I enhance the effects of dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning reveals a layer of fresh, healthy skin cells, and incorporating other skin care treatments after dermaplaning can boost the effects. For example, a light chemical peel can deliver even more impressive results when applied immediately after dermaplaning.

Discuss your skin care history and treatment goals with your practitioner before moving forward with any treatment option. Many aesthetics treatments can be combined or performed in a certain order to facilitate optimal results and give you a greater value for your investment.

The team at The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine is committed to educating you on the pros and cons of various treatment options. Enabling you to make an informed decision about your skin care is a top priority, and is among the reasons why so many men and women in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area wouldn’t consider going elsewhere for their aesthetics needs. Book an appointment online or over the phone today to get started.