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Board-certified dermatologist and expert skin care revolutionary Dr. Jason Emer, customizes all of his patients’ skincare treatments to best serve their needs. The dermaplaning procedure is one of many skincare services offered by Dr. Emer at his prestigious Beverly Hills medical practice.

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What Is Dermaplaning?

An increasingly popular treatment for brides, entertainment personalities, or anyone in front of the camera, dermaplaning is a minimal discomfort, minimal downtime method of exfoliation. Also referred to as blading, this procedure involves the use of a 10-gauge scalpel to gently scrape away or exfoliate the outermost layer of skin. Dermaplaning can be ideal for eliminating dull dead skin cells, pigmentation, and vellus hair (or “peach fuzz”) to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a safe, non-invasive treatment that is suitable for most healthy adults who desire a more youthful, radiant complexion. It is often perfect for those struggling with:

  • Age-related wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Poor skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage

Dermaplaning is a non-surgical procedure, making it an ideal option for many busy Beverly Hills patients who desire rejuvenated skin without a lengthy or painful recovery. There are no lasers, no chemicals, and no acids, so it is viable for all skin types and tones. Even women who are pregnant or nursing can benefit from dermaplaning. Similarly, patients with sensitive skin may also derive aesthetic improvement through dermaplaning.

    Dermaplaning is not the best solution for those patients experiencing active acne or psoriasis. In these cases, Dr. Emer will find an even better procedure for you that meets your needs and achieves your personal goals for beautiful, healthy skin.

    Dr. Emer can determine if you are a good candidate for dermaplaning by meeting with you for a consultation. After assessing your skin and learning about your medical history, Dr. Emer will create a personalized approach to revitalizing your skin.


    Procedure Details

    Conducted by Dr. Jason Emer of Beverly Hills and our highly skilled aestheticians, nurses, and physician assistants, dermaplaning treatments allow for greater penetration of skincare products and deeper penetration of lasers and radiofrequency energy devices.

    Conducted by Dr. Jason Emer, dermaplaning treatments provide several benefits. From quick, noticeable improvements in the appearance of the skin, to enhanced absorption of skincare products and deeper penetration of lasers and radiofrequency energy devices, dermaplaning is frequently included in Dr. Emer’s combination skin rejuvenation protocols.

    Dermaplaning is a versatile companion treatment to many anti-aging procedures and can have a significant effect on several common skin conditions. Dermaplaning is ideal in preparation for or as a follow-up to Dr. Emer’s West Hollywood laser treatments—particularly those that leave the skin with dead cells to exfoliate, such as Clear + Brilliant, Venus Viva, Intensif, and Fractora.

    To achieve optimal skin exfoliation and aesthetic improvement, dermaplaning is combined with microneedling, enzyme peels or light chemical peels.

    Dermaplaning works to enhance these more aggressive treatments by removing dead skin and abnormal pigmentation and exfoliating the skin for new collagen production. Dermaplaning regularly and prior to energy-based procedures or peels can yield rapid stimulation of collagen production through cell turnover, thus improving fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne scarring, pigmentation, and textural issues.

    Dermaplaning also aids in creating a canvas for makeup to be applied evenly and flawlessly. For this reason, some of our patients schedule their dermaplaning procedures on a bi-monthly or even weekly basis.

    before & after



    Everyone was amazingly kind! The place is gorgeous! This is the first time I’ve ever allowed a doctor to touch my face. I felt his passion while in his chair and he’s extremely meticulous..which I love! He’s also a sweetheart!

    – S.

    Love!! My go-to for all things skin & hair! Their office concierge service is always on top of their game and endlessly accommodating! Jonathan is amazing and has been extremely attentive. Been with them for 9 months now!

    – A.C.

    Extremely kind staff. I never felt pressured for any treatment. Answered all my questions. Dr. Emer was so sweet and didn’t make me feel out of place. He was super welcoming and warm. I really felt welcomed there. HIGHLY recommend.

    – S.G.



    Dermaplaning Procedure: What to Expect

    Dr. Emer performs dermaplaning treatments in-office at his West Hollywood medical practice. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the complexity of your skin concerns, dermaplaning can be a quick, convenient skin rejuvenation treatment. On average, treatment takes 20-40 minutes. Some patients even choose to schedule the procedure during their lunch break.

    To begin, Dr. Emer will help you find a relaxed, reclined position that allows him access to the targeted treatment area. Based on your needs and preferences, local anesthesia or a topical numbing agent will be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

    Once the anesthetic or numbing agent has taken effect, Dr. Emer will use a sterile blade to gently scrape the skin’s surface to remove dead and damaged skin cells. He may use a manual dermaplaning technique or an electronic device, depending on your aesthetic goals and skin type. Some patients experience a tingling sensation during the procedure.

    Dr. Emer’s extensive experience and skill ensure that safe, even, and comprehensive exfoliation is achieved. Once your treatment is over, a soothing moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied.

    Dermaplaning Recovery: What to Expect

    Dermaplaning is gentle and non-invasive with very little downtime or discomfort. You can return to your normal activities right after dermaplaning.

    In some cases, patients experience redness at the treatment site in the first few days after the dermaplaning procedure. Dr. Emer will provide recommendations for at-home skin care to quickly resolve redness and any discomfort and to ensure maximum improvements.

    Dermaplaning Results

    A single dermaplaning treatment can remove a few weeks’ worth of dead skin cells. Most patients notice brighter, smoother skin within a few days of a dermaplaning treatment.

    To maintain your refreshed complexion, weekly or monthly dermaplaning sessions may be recommended. Additionally, it is essential to protect the treated area from sun exposure to avoid compromising your dermaplaning results. The treatment removes the outer layer of skin cells, and the newly revealed healthy skin cells are particularly vulnerable to sun damage.

    Dermaplaning: The Dr. Emer Difference

    To achieve optimal skin exfoliation and aesthetic improvement, Dr. Emer often combines dermaplaning with:


    Microneedling procedures involve the use of a specialized device with tiny needles. Using a stamping motion, the device is applied across the treatment area to create micro-wounds. The micro-punctures trigger the body’s healing response, stimulating collagen production for healthier, more beautiful skin long-term.

    Laser skin resurfacing

    Dermaplaning can be an excellent pre-treatment for more aggressive laser skin resurfacing procedures. Laser devices deliver intense light energy to heat the targeted dermal tissue. The controlled heat can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks, tighten loose skin, and improve skin texture.

    Light chemical peels

    Light chemical peels like Enlighten or ReveFresh can provide gentle exfoliation with minimal skin irritation. These superficial chemical peels help to shrink enlarged pores and brighten the complexion.

    LED light therapy

    LED light therapy delivers specific wavelengths of light to stimulate healing and a range of other benefits that complement dermaplaning, microneedling, and laser treatments.

    How Much Does Dermaplaning Cost?

    The price of dermaplaning varies based on the size of the treatment area and the techniques required to attain optimal results. Regularly scheduled dermaplaning sessions are essential for maintaining improvements.

    Since skin is subject to sun exposure and a range of environmental toxins on a daily basis, dermaplaning is most effective when done as part of an ongoing maintenance regimen. Dr. Emer will explain all costs associated with your dermaplaning treatment schedule and any recommended companion procedures once he has formulated your customized skin rejuvenation protocol.

    Schedule a Dermaplaning Consultation in West Hollywood

    Contact Dr. Jason Emer’s office today to schedule your consultation and access the best dermaplaning treatment in West Hollywood. We look forward to helping you achieve your most radiant skin!