During dermaplaning, a sharp scalpel is used to remove the top of the five skin layers. This has two effects: on the one hand, small irregularities and unsightly skin are immediately removed and on the other hand, the skin is encouraged to form new cells in order to renew the removed layers. The result: smooth, radiant and healthy skin. Dermaplaning also removes the fine facial hairs (flaum) resulting in a very smooth skin with an even complexion after the treatment.

Professional dermaplaning is performed with unsecured, very sharp scalpels by trained personnel. The treatment in the beauty salon begins with a facial cleansing process, which sometimes involves putting warm towels on the face to moisturise and soften the skin at the same time. For the actual dermaplaning the cosmetician pulls the skin tightly with fingers and shaves it gradually with the scalpel.