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Does Dermaplaning Make Hair Grow Back Thicker?

Kristina Cadwell  
June 16, 2022  

Dermaplaning is a popular facial treatment that involves using a sharp, surgical scalpel to remove the skin’s top layer of dead cells, environmental impurities, and soft hair, known as vellus hair or peach fuzz. The treatment is non-invasive and very gentle, with instant results and no downtime.

This article discusses some patients’ concerns that the procedure prompts the skin to grow back thicker and darker hair.  

How dermaplaning affects hair growth

Does Dermaplaning Make Hair Grow Back Thicker?

The short answer is – no. It’s true that dermaplaning provides temporary results and facial hair grows back, but it is the same color and thickness as before the procedure. Dermaplaning physically removes hair and impurities on the skin’s surface without reaching the hair follicle. Therefore, it can’t affect the way the hair grows.

Why Do Some People Think the Regrown Hair Is Thicker?

A few reasons contribute to the widespread myth that dermaplaning causes hair to grow back thicker. One of them is that many people think dermaplaning is like shaving.

During dermaplaning, providers use a razor-like blade at a 45-degree angle to scrape off the surface layer of skin. The treatment also removes vellus hair, instantly revealing a brighter and softer complexion.

With shaving, the hairs are cut straight across, leaving blunt hair ends. However, during dermaplaning, the provider cuts the hairs at an angle so they grow back tapered and soft. When they reappear, hairs look darker because of the contrast between the regrown hair and a clear, exfoliated complexion.

Also, patients quickly get used to the smooth, hairless look and forget what their face looks like with peach fuzz, especially if their hair is darker. Because of this, they get the impression that it grows back thicker.

Conclusion

Dermaplaning is a safe, quick procedure that provides two treatments in one - facial hair removal and exfoliation.

To maintain a sleek and glowing complexion, schedule a monthly dermaplaning session at Vibrant Skin Bar. Our dedicated skin experts have extensive experience in helping patients achieve smooth, radiant skin.

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Kristina Cadwell
PA Kristina Cadwell graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at A.T. Still University graduating with a Masters of Medical Science degree. Kristina has been working in the Aesthetic Medical field for over 10 years. She is certified in neurotoxin cosmetic injection, dermal fillers, Plasma Pen skin tightening, chemical peels, and laser therapy. She is known for producing natural results and has extensive knowledge in diet and exercise allowing her to help you achieve vibrant skin from the inside out.
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