Dermaplaning FAQ

  1. Dermaplaning Will Cause Your Hair To Grow Back Darker

    Of all the myths, this one is arguably the most misunderstood. Your hair will grow back exactly the same color and thickness as it was previously. You can’t change the structure of your hair follicle by simply shaving your hair off. After the hair grows back, it seems like it is darker, but that is not the case. It’s simply that after dermaplaning, because you are removing the dead layer of skin and vellus hair, your skin will appear much brighter than you’ve experienced in the past, and then after the regrowth, it seems darker. This is just your eye tricking you. Another reason to dermaplane? There is no risk of hyperpigmentation for women with deeper skin tones and darker hair, unlike waxing and laser hair removal.

  2. Dermaplaning Will Cause Your Hair To Grow Back Thicker

    How could shaving your peach fuzz change the structure of your hair follicle? You’re cutting the hair off on the surface level of your skin, without even affecting the actual follicle. “Hair grows at a blunt edge, so if you touch your face often, you may feel that hair growth coming back in and think that it is thicker, but that is not the case. Once the hair has fully grown back in, it will look and feel exactly the same as before. So AGAIN: This is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellous hair will grow back slowly – usually in about 4 weeks. There are two types of hair that grow on our bodies: 1. Vellous hair is the thin, fine, soft hair that typically covers the entire body. 2. Terminal hair is the course hair that grows on the head, face in men, underarms, legs and pubic areas. Dermaplaning, waxing, tweezing or any other depilatory form of hair removal, cannot alter the type of hair grown in any given area.

  3. Dermaplaning Is Painful

    Dermaplaning is totally pain free. In fact, it’s way less painful than waxing, lasering, or threading. “You use light feather strokes to remove the dead skin and peach fuzz. It is not abrasive or painful at all. It is rather relaxing.> Who can and can not do it?

  4. Who can be treated?

    All skin types can benefit from dermaplaning. Typically, clients over 35 are the best candidates, and will return for regular treatments. It is highly addictive! Men can be dermaplaned on non-beard areas only, but they typically prefer microdermabrasion or waxing that area.

  5. Who cannot be treated?

    Clients with active acne outbreaks should not be treated until lesions are healed. Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active outbreaks. Clients with bleeding disorders or difficulty clotting should not be treated. Clients with diabetes, not under control by diet or medication, should not be treated. Clients undergoing cancer treatment should not be treated. Clients with active cold sores will need to be rescheduled, and if prone to cold sores should begin to pre-medicate 24 hours prior to receiving a service only if it is a trigger.

  6. Dermaplaning Will Cause Breakouts

    The truth is the exact opposite — not only will dermaplaning not cause breakouts, it will actually prevent them from happening. “By exfoliating the dead skin, [dermaplaning] will help to keep your skin clear,” Removing that layer of dead skin with the dermaplaning tool will help to alleviate congestion.

  7. You Can Use A Regular Razor To Dermaplane

    While you can use a regular razor to shave your face, you will not get the same results as you would if you used a proper dermaplaning tool, which uses a sharp, single blade. “You will not get nearly the amount of dead skin and peach fuzz removed as you will with a professional dermaplaning treatment.”

    If you need some more convincing, here is more information about why dermplaning is a safe and effective way to exfoliate your skin. You might be a few shaves away from your glowiest skin ever

  8. How often can this procedure be performed?

    Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks. Treating the skin in this manner actually removes about 2 to 3 weeks worth of dead skin cells. The technician should allow the skin to complete its normal skin cycle of approximately 28 days before repeating the treatment.

  9. Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?

    Yes. Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prepare the skin for a chemical peel. Does the skin actually peel from dermaplaning? No. When dermaplaning is performed as a preparation for a chemical peel, the visible exfoliation that the client sees will be a result of the peel solution used in the treatment.

  10. Does the skin actually peel from dermaplaning?

    No. There is zero downtime. Get up and walk out glowing. Home care is sun protection (always), next 24 hours no makeup, no excessive heat or sweating

    When dermaplaning is performed as a preparation for a chemical peel, the visible exfoliation that the client sees will be a result of the peel solution used in the treatment.