Dermaplaning: Myth vs Fact

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February 1, 2019

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin, removing dead skin and vellus facial hair, aka peach fuzz. Sound scary? It’s not! Here are a few of the top Dermaplaning Myths addressed.

Myth #1: Dermaplaning will cause the facial hair to grow back thicker and darker.

Fact: The vellus hair on your face is soft and thin by design; the structure of the hair cannot be changed by “shaving” or Dermaplaning.

Myth #2: Dermaplaning is painful.

Fact: There is absolutely no pain involved in the Dermaplaning process; most clients report feeling a gentle tickle or brushing sensation.

Myth #3: Dermaplaning is too harsh for Sensitive Skin.

Fact: Dermaplaning is actually the gentlest way to exfoliate the skin and remove facial hair. It is ideal for clients with sensitive skin.

While Dermaplaning cannot be performed on active acne, it works wonders for preventing it! Vellus hair on the face can trap and hold bacteria, leading to breakouts. Removing the hair prevents bacteria and dead skin cells from building up and clogging pores. It can even fade old acne scars over time by stimulating cell turnover.  Other benefits of Dermaplaning include better penetration of products and peels as well as a smoother makeup application and all over brightening of the skin.