Dermaplaning is a treatment that involves scraping the skin with a sterile blade to remove dead skin cells and fine vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz.” It’s a painless, easy procedure that can be done at a salon or at home for just about 30 minutes. It’s often paired with other facial treatments, like microneedling, for more comprehensive results.
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how often you should dermaplane. The answer will depend on many factors, including your skin tone, the condition of your skin and whether you have sensitive skin. But there are some guidelines to consider when making a decision about how frequently you should have this cosmetic service.
It’s best to consult with your aesthetician about the frequency of dermaplaning appointments, and they will be able to recommend the perfect schedule for your unique skin needs. For example, if you have oily skin, your specialist may suggest a treatment frequency that is closer to weekly, while those with dry or sensitive skin will need longer gaps between sessions.
Also consider that the vellus hair (peach fuzz) will grow back eventually, but it won’t be thicker or darker after having it removed by a professional. It will just start to fade, much like your own facial hair eventually does after getting a haircut. Finally, it’s important to remember that if you have cold sores, you should avoid this treatment because it can reactivate them.