How Many Dermaplaning Sessions Are Required to See the Results?

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Dermaplaning on a Monthly Basis

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Dermaplaning is an on-going treatment and most clients come on a regular monthly basis for treatments.  It is a popular treatment for all skin types and has no downtime.  It is a very good way to maintain a healthy glow to your skin and not have any reactive areas that need additional healing needs.  It is often combined with a chemical peel to give the client a better change in the outer layer of their skin.  Most clients see and feel a difference in their facial skin within a few days.  The cost is very reasonable and many clients some on their lunchtime for treatments and can return with very little redness to the skin. 

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon

Dermaplaning is an ongoing process.

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Dermaplaning is an agressive method of exfoliating which is a permanent ongoing process. Typically, you will benefit from a course of 3-6 treatments over the short term. Long term, you will need to maintain. Otherwise, its kind of similar to asking how many times do you need to trim your lawn to get the desired results. Your skin is constantly growing.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Results after dermaplaning

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Dermaplaning is an effective technique where the outer layers of skin are removed with the use of the blade. Dermaplaning should remain only in the superficial layers of the skin. This is essentially a very aggressive exfoliation. Patients will immediately notice smoother skin and the removal of some of the fine hairs on the skin. Patients can continue to benefit from the smoothing of the skin through multiple sessions of this technique. However, to address deeper wrinkles that are based in the dermis other techniques are more beneficial.

Dermaplaning Results

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Dermaplaning removes peach fuzz in addition to exfoliating.
The primary difference between dermaplaning and dermabrasion is that dermaplaning can remove the fine vellus hair known as peach fuzz in addition to sloughing away rough, dulling surface skin cells. While both procedures exfoliate, dermaplaning exfoliation occurs at a much deeper level yet doesn’t require any harsh abrasives. The smooth surface that follows a dermaplaning session is perfectly primed for further skin rejuvenation treatments like facials, chemical peels or even laser resurfacing. Because dermaplaning requires a skilled hand, it’s essential to only visit a board certified plastic surgeon for this treatment.

Gary Motykie, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

For best results, dermaplaining should be repeated regularly

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As with any exfoliation treatment, the best results of dermaplaning will be achieved after a series of treatments. Typically a series includes 6 treatments but many patients feel they begin to see positive changes in their skin within 2-3 treatments.

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