How Often Should You Dermaplane? Finding the Right Frequency

Dermaplaning is a popular cosmetic procedure known for its ability to remove “peach fuzz” from the face. This results in a luminous and glowing complexion. If you are seeking that coveted dewy glow and wondering how often you should dermaplane and you are curious about finding the right frequency, MedSkincare Laser Centre is here to help.

Another benefit of dermaplaning is it also removes dead skin cells, dirt and oils, for more radiant skin. It is a luxurious perk of our MedSkincare facials!

What Is Dermaplaning?

Renewing skin cells doesn’t automatically eliminate old skin cells from the body, highlighting the importance of exfoliation and procedures like dermaplaning. Dermaplaning involves the use of a medical-grade scalpel or blade to exfoliate the skin, promoting a smoother and more even skin tone by removing dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz). 

This non-invasive treatment is often recommended for enhancing overall skin appearance and addressing skin concerns like hyperpigmentation and sun damage. Typically, patients undergo dermaplaning on areas like the face, chin and neck.

Dermaplaning is a terrific aesthetic treatment for individuals seeking to:

  • Temporarily get rid of unwanted facial hair (peach fuzz)
  • Improve uneven skin tone and texture
  • Apply makeup without dry patches of dry skin
  • Allow better absorption of skincare products
  • Ease mild wrinkling and age spots

Dermaplane benefits for Skin Enhancement

There is a wide array of options available to enhance the appearance of the skin, ranging from facials to cosmetic surgeries, each offering its own set of advantages. If you’re still uncertain about whether dermaplaning is the right choice for your skincare regimen, consider the following benefits of dermaplaning facials:

Dermaplaning promotes healthy, softer skin without the use of harsh exfoliants that may cause irritation or inflammation. It stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and mild scars, while enhancing skin elasticity. By removing dead skin cells, dermaplaning exposes healthy cells, allowing skincare products to penetrate more effectively and address various skin concerns.

Unlike more invasive cosmetic procedures, dermaplaning is gentle and typically involves no downtime. Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, as it poses minimal risk of adverse effects. Regular dermaplaning can help ease clogged pores, making it a valuable addition to a skincare routine. After dermaplaning, makeup applies more evenly, and there’s a noticeable reduction in areas where makeup tends to clump or accumulate.

Things to Consider For Finding the Right Frequency

Finding the right frequency for dermaplaning depends on several factors, including skin sensitivity and tolerance, desired outcomes and personal skincare goals. 

Removing Peach Fuzz

Dermaplaning every 3 to 4 weeks is recommended for most individuals to effectively remove peach fuzz, because it grows back at a rate similar to other types of facial hair, which is approximately 0.5 inches per month on average. 

Dead Skin Cells

For individuals who use dermaplaning to remove dead skin cells, the right frequency tends to be every 3-4 weeks because skin cells have a turnover rate that typically ranges from about 28 to 30 days on average.

Skin Sensitivity

Depending on skin sensitivity, some individuals may tolerate dermaplaning well and aim for more frequent sessions to maintain smooth skin.

Chronic Skin Conditions

While dermaplaning can improve rosacea, people with this skin condition may opt for less frequent treatments to avoid irritation. 

What Happens During A Dermaplane Treatment?

Here’s a more detailed explanation of each step during a dermaplaning facial at MedSkincare Laser Centre:

  1. Your skin is cleansed using a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, dirt and impurities from the surface of the skin. This step ensures that the skin is clean and free of any barriers that could interfere with the dermaplaning process.
  2. After the cleanser, a prepping solution may be applied to help remove any excess oil. This solution helps to degrease the skin and create an optimal surface for the blade to glide smoothly over.
  3. Using a sterile surgical scalpel, the aesthetician performs the dermaplaning procedure. The blade is held at a 45-degree angle to the skin and gently stroked across the surface in upward motions. This action removes dead skin cells, vellus hair and any built-up debris from the skin’s surface, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.
  4. After dermaplaning, a hydrating serum, mask or moisturizer may be applied to the skin to replenish moisture and soothe any potential irritation. Hydration is essential post-dermaplaning to help maintain the skin’s moisture balance and promote healing.
  5. Since exfoliation can make the skin more susceptible to UV damage, it’s crucial to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunscreen helps prevent sunburn, premature aging, and hyperpigmentation, ensuring the skin remains healthy and protected.
  6. Post-procedure guidelines may include avoiding sun exposure for a few days, using gentle skincare products and avoiding harsh exfoliants or treatments that could irritate the skin. 
  7. After your first dermaplaning session, your aesthetician can advise you on how often you should dermaplane and the right frequency for your skin.


How Often Is It Safe To Dermaplane at Home?

It’s generally safe to dermaplane at home every 3 to 4 weeks to allow the skin time to rejuvenate between treatments.

Can Dermaplaning Be Performed More Frequently for Skin Concerns?

Depending on individual skin concerns, dermaplaning can sometimes be performed more frequently, but it’s essential to consult with a skincare professional for personalized advice.

Are There Any Risks Associated with Dermaplaning Too Often?

Dermaplaning too often may lead to potential risks like skin irritation, sensitivity or damage, so it’s important to follow recommended guidelines and avoid over-exfoliating the skin.

Why Choose MedSkincare Laser Centre for Dermaplaning?

Discover the unparalleled excellence of MedSkincare Laser Centre for dermaplaning facials, where we redefine aesthetic care with a personalized and comprehensive approach. Our commitment is to surpass the unique needs of each client, ensuring their desired results are not just achieved but exceeded.

Led by Dr. Tahir, a seasoned family physician with over 15 years of experience and a dedicated advocate for women’s health, MedSkincare Laser Centre stands at the forefront of innovation in the cosmetic industry. As the Medical Director, Dr. Tahir’s expertise and leadership ensure the delivery of personalized aesthetic solutions that empower individuals to embrace their beauty, health, and overall well-being.

With specialized training in dermaplaning techniques, Dr. Tahir brings refined expertise to every procedure. Her warm and inviting demeanor fosters an atmosphere of instant comfort for our valued clients. Embark on your journey with us today by scheduling a consultation and experience the difference at MedSkincare Laser Centre.



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