Rumor has it that some of the most radiantly beautiful women of Hollywood (Elizabeth . . . Marilyn . . .) shaved their faces.

Most women tend to fear the idea of shaving highly visible areas on the body. They have been inundated with messages that perpetuate the myth that hair grows back thicker on shaved areas. Dermaplaning breaks through that myth, providing men and women with a wonderful way to exfoliate the skin in a unique way.

The safe, effective dermaplaning procedure has been performed for more than twenty years. As an exfoliating treatment, this process leaves the skin looking radiant and feeling ultra-smooth.

A comfortable, non-invasive treatment, dermaplaning involves the manual scraping of the skin using precision technique and a specific instrument. The procedure is performed by one of our specifically trained staff. The gentle removal of dead cells from the skin’s surface is incredibly efficient and causes no post-treatment redness or swelling. In fact, there is no recovery time at all needed after dermaplaning in our Franklin, TN aesthetic center, only immediate, beautiful results.

Why would dermaplaning be associated in any way with shaving the face? In addition to removing cells, dermaplaning is also known for the removal of the baby-fine hair that naturally exists on the face. The removal of this hair achieves a number of benefits. Immediately after treatment, the skin looks smooth and supple, revealing a healthy glow. Due to the removal of fine hair and cells that protect the skin from external elements, dermaplaning improves the efficiency of skin care products and facilitates the achievement of skin care goals. Is dermaplaning the same thing as shaving? No. This very precise professional procedure is very different from personal grooming with a disposable razor. The difference in the skin is felt and seen right away and the degree of improvement is remarkable.

Real Patient Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional hair removal methods, like shaving, waxing, and plucking, all cut, shorten, or remove the actual hair from the follicle for temporary results. After a few days or weeks, the hair grows back, and you have to repeat the treatment process to maintain your results. Laser hair removal treatments are so effective because they work differently.

The laser energy emitted by the device is attracted to pigment. It targets the pigment in the hair follicle, heating the follicle and damaging it so that it stops growing hair. After completing the recommended number of sessions, you will notice a significant reduction in hair growth. This device can help clients achieve their desired results, that being hair-free and smoother skin, without negatively impacting the surrounding skin in any way.

The Candela GentleMax Pro® is known for delivering a comfortable laser hair removal treatment. We will take every step to promote your comfort throughout the treatment, and with that in mind, you can schedule your appointments with confidence, knowing that you won’t have to endure significant discomfort to achieve hair-free skin.

The Candela GentleMax Pro® laser device can help clients eliminate unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on the face and body. Some of the most common areas include the arms, legs, back, chest, and face. We can even remove unwanted hair from intimate areas for men and women and perform full-body treatments. You’ll have the option of treating one or multiple areas throughout your treatment plan, and we can customize your treatments as needed.

With each treatment you schedule, you’ll notice less hair in the treatment area. You’ll also experience the surprising benefit of laser hair removal: skin rejuvenation. The laser energy can help rejuvenate the skin in the treatment area as it targets and destroys hair within the hair follicles by increasing natural collagen and elastin production.

One of the many benefits of the Candela GentleMax Pro® laser system is that it can deliver quick treatments. You can schedule your treatments and get back to your daily activities in less than an hour. Typical treatments can take 30 minutes. Once we learn more about the size and number of areas that you want to treat, we can give you a better idea of how long to plan for your treatment sessions.

The total number of treatments you will need to achieve your desired results will depend on many factors, including the number of hair follicles in an active growth phase in the treatment area at your time of treatment as well as the size of the area or the number of areas you want to treat. Once we learn more about the areas you want to treat, we can customize your treatment plan accordingly.

When you come in for your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of how many sessions you will need to achieve your desired results. We offer seven package sessions as well as complementary touchup treatments for up to two years after completing those sessions. We can give you more information about what your treatment plan may look like and our complementary touchup sessions at your consultation.

Because this device can treat a wide range of skin types and tones, most clients will qualify for treatment. However, laser hair removal requires pigmentation. The laser light targets pigment, so if there is no pigment in the hair follicle, the treatment will not be effective, and the laser device won’t effectively destroy the follicle.

For that reason, certain hair colors may not respond to the treatment process. Our complimentary consultations provide the perfect avenue for you to learn more about laser hair removal and discuss your desired treatment areas. Then we can evaluate your hair and skin color in person to confirm your treatment eligibility and move forward with the process.


Dermaplaning treatment is very simple. After the uppermost layer of skin cells is gently removed, we apply clinical solutions designed for your skin type and concerns. When you leave our office, you will not only look refreshed but you will feel incredibly relaxed and confident in your appearance.

See why some of the most recognized celebrities are raving about dermaplaning procedures.