Upper West Spa



The Dermaplaning Trio Treatment is a three-part procedure. The first part, dermaplaning, is a simple, safe, and 100% manual exfoliation procedure. During this painless treatment, the aesthetician gently glides a sterile blade across the skin at a 45-degree angle, removing dead and dry skin from the epidermis. As a bonus, the blade also removes fine vellus hair (i.e. peach fuzz), resulting in soft, smooth skin. You can also customize your treatment by adding dermaplaning as a single procedure to almost any facial at Upper West Spa.

Dermaplaning is a perfect pre-peel procedure, as it increases the skin’s rate of absorption. 

 We follow this step with either glycolic or lactic peels: light, gentle solutions that accelerate cellular renewal and exfoliate surface cells.

For the final effect, we use multiwave light therapy for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and collagen-stimulating properties. Your skin will be glowing for weeks!

Benefits of Dermaplaning Trio Treatment at Upper West Spa:

Part 1 – Dermaplaning:

Part 2 – Glycolic or Lactic Peel:

Part 3 – Multiwave Light Therapy:

Frequently Asked Questions About the Dermaplaning Trio Treatment:

1. Is dermaplaning just shaving?

Dermaplaning is not considered a method of hair removal, as it intentionally removes dead skin cells in addition to facial hair. When performed professionally, dermaplaning uses a sterile blade to remove the upper layer of dead cells on the surface of the epidermis. This treatment leaves the skin brighter, smoother, and more even.


At Spa UWS, we use dermaplaning as an exfoliation technique to prepare the skin for additional services such as peels, LED light therapy, and other facials. The blade also removes peach fuzz, making it easier to apply makeup. Unsurprisingly, at-home dermaplaning devices are not as efficient or effective as spa-quality services.

2. Does the hair grow back thicker and darker after dermaplaning?

If you’re concerned that your peach fuzz will grow back thicker, darker, and longer after dermaplaning, don’t worry: it’s a myth! Any hair removed during dermaplaning will grow back, but it will not change in color and thickness, nor will it grow stubby.


In general, we do not recommend dermaplaning for clients with excessive hair growth due to hormonal conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. We also do not perform dermaplaning on clients with active breakouts, cold sores, or other skin irritations.