You’ve been dermaplaning for a while. But you’re wondering, “Am I doing it right?”
Let’s find out. Here’s a little quiz that’s just between you and … you. Be brutally & gently honest with yourself.
  1. How long is it taking you to dermaplane your client?
  2. How often are you nicking clients?
  3. What percentage of clients are not rebooking for dermaplaning or other facial services?
  4. Have your clients started ‘shaving’ their faces at home?
  5. Do you have clients breaking out after dermaplaning?
  6. Do you have clients experiencing PIH after dermaplaning?
  7. Do you groan a little when you see someone is on your schedule for dermaplaning?
  8. Do you feel like something is missing in your dermaplaning service?
  1. Peel prep dermaplaning is quick. Dermaplaning as exfoliation should take between 15-18 minutes. More than 20 (on average) is too long.
  2. The answer should be never. A nick is a line on the skin – this is a lateral movement of the blade. A skip is round, this is where the blade lifted a slightly raised area on the skin, often from a healing acne lesion.
  3. Life and finances happen. Did you know that during the 2008 recession estheticians retained their hair removal clients while facial clients came less frequently? Dermaplaning offers both. Excellent dermaplaners enjoy a 75-80% rebooking rate.
  4. Dermaplaning as a peel prep is essentially a shave. That’s 2-3 passes on each area which removes vellus hair and a layer of surface skin cells. This allows the peel solution to penetrate more evenly and deeper. If you’re dermaplaning using this method, your client doesn’t see or feel it as anything different than what she can do at home. As an exfoliation that compares to microdermabrasion dermaplaning never feels like a shave.
  5. Breakouts are caused by an excess of inflammation during the service and can also be linked to client habits at home.
  6. PIH is from inflammation during the service and again, client habits at home. Learning to prep skin prior to a post-service is key to prevention and treating existing PIH.
  7. When I was in the treatment room, I groaned when I saw any waxing service below the upper lip and brows on my schedule. This happens when 1. we need more training or 2. it’s just not our thing. You’re here, so if dermaplaning is your thing more training is the solution.
  8. You know you can do more with dermaplaning but are just not sure what is best for you and your clients. Mixing modalities, setting yourself apart from others in your area, increasing your rebooking, and reducing no-shows. We can help you with this.


Happy Dermaplaning.
Rikki Kusy
Founder & CEO
DermaplanePro, Inc.


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Comments (8)

  1. Libbi J. Proctor
    2 years ago

    Is there a link about dermaplaning with oil?
    Also I still start the session with a safety to get the
    Thick fuzz off as I feel I get closer if I do so, but it also takes more time !
    So you think it’s necessary to change blades during a Dermaplane? I never have but I know those who

  2. Patricia Martinez
    2 years ago

    I will love to incorporate more modalities in the Dermaplane
    Services and keep my clients coming back I will appreciate your ideas

    Thank you

  3. Arlene Ramos
    1 year ago

    Hello! How can I get certified with Dermaplane? Thank you!

  4. Bindu Khanal
    1 year ago

    All good

  5. Bindu Khanal
    1 year ago

    exited inhand training

    • Michelle McLemore
      3 months ago

      Hi Bindu! We hope you enjoy the in-person training aspect of our course! Not only do you get to do in-hand training, but we keep our classes at just the right size so everyone can get some one-on-one coaching from the trainer.

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