What’s Your Angle?
  1. I like to keep the blade low, almost parallel to the skin. It’s safer.
  2. I angle it up a little, but not too much, about 30 degrees.
  3. I think it’s at 45 degrees.
  4. I’m not sure.
The most effective angle for dermaplaning is 45 degrees.  You’ll get the best results when you hold the blade 45 degrees to the surface you’re working on.  So you’ll need to adjust your angle for the varying contours of the face.
This angle can bring a “dull” blade back to life.  The blade wasn’t dull – the angle was off.
Forty-five degrees is also the safest angle. Most aesthetician’s that we work with are holding the blade flatter -more parallel- to the skin out of concern for nicking the client. The lower blade angle can easily catch the skin – especially when there is a lack of tension – and result in a nick.
We see aesthetician’s holding the blade at 90 degrees (vertical to the skin). This results in very little exfoliation while exponentially increasing the risk of injury.

Ready for a little Guided Discovery? (Sounds like Science class doesn’t it?)
On your thigh, start dermaplaning with the blade flat on the skin (zero degree angle). Slowly increase the angle as you slide back and forth until you get to 90 degrees (straight up and down). Watch how much vellous hair and skin cells you’re lifting off at each angle. You should see the best results at 45 degrees.
Keep practicing until you attain muscle memory at the 45 degree angle.
Sometimes change is good!
Happy Dermaplaning.
Rikki Kusy, CEO
DermaplanePro, Inc.

Comments (3)

  1. lomax.toni
    1 year ago

    I love dermaplaning!!! I want to do it every day with each client- however sometimes just trying to convince them to “try” a dermaplane facial tough….. first I have to convince them that no— it will not grow back thicker. But I love seeing the results on my clients’ face after the process. Thank you.

  2. Jillian Bergeron
    1 year ago

    Hi Rikki, Would you please place me on your “find a technician page” I am located at ” First Impressions” North Hamprton NH 03862 and their other Spa is ” Solari Day Spa” 20 Market St. Portsmouth NH 03801 I am working with the owner Patricia Lonergan. I want her to purchase your brands as I did when my spa was open. “Spa Ambiance” Rye NH. I closed my business and joined Patricia;s Spa;s
    Thank you
    Jillian Bergeron
    PS- she is in need of your marketing material!

    • Giana Santacroce
      1 year ago

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please email training.assistant@dermaplane pro to request to be on our “Find a Provider Page”.

      Thank you

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