Prerequisites: NVQ Level 2 or Equivalent 

£295 course and kit 

Dermaplaning is a non-invasive exfoliation technique that gently removes vellus hair and dead skin cells, giving skin an instantly smoother, brighter look as well as improving absorption of products into the skin. 

Dermaplaning is a safe (if the therapist is properly trained) and effective physical exfoliation procedure. It uses a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin and fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz).

By removing the fine vellus hairs that can get clogged in makeup, it give a smoother look to the skin, reflected in pictures and videos.


By removing the top layer of dead skin this allows for up to 80% more product absorption of skincare products. Due to this and it being a non chemical exfoliation, dermaplaning is an ideal treatment to perform prior to other treatments such as laser, chemical peels or microneedling.

Course Content:

  • Health & safety 

  • Salon hygiene, health & safety

  • Professional ethics

  • Insurance

  • Sterilisation & disinfection

  • Working with sharps

  • Bloodborne pathogens

  • Anaphylaxis

  • About dermaplaning 

  • Dermaplaning vs waxing

  • Dermaplaning vs shaving

  • Skin anatomy

  • Hair anatomy

  • Skin Analysis

  • Wound healing

  • Muscle anatomy of the head

  • Contraindications

  • Benefits of dermaplaning

  • Safe use of blades

  • Frequency of treatments

  • Combining other therapies 

  • Client consultation 

  • Treatment protocol

  • Aftercare advice 

  • Practical training on models

  • Business & Marketing Advice

Dermaplaning has many benefits including:

  • Exfoliates dead skin

  • Increases blood flow

  • Increases collagen production

  • Helps unclog pores and remove blackheads

  • Instantly reveals brighter more youthful skin

  • Allows better product absorption 8% before treatment 80% after!!!

  • Creates a smooth skin texture 

  • Helps makeup glide on and sit more smoothly

  • Baby soft skin feeling 

  • Removes vellus hair

  • Brilliant for rosacea unlike other exfoliating treatments

  • Can be performed every 4 weeks