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Hello Joanna,

I have been seeing and hearing a lot about dermaplaning. I want to try it, but I am worried that my hair will grow back darker and thicker! Is this true? What exactly is it, and do you recommend it?

There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to treatments and products and this is one of them. I always tell my clients to not treat their skin to the latest trends -- what your favorite influencer or girlfriend is doing to their skin might not be the best for yours.

Dermaplaning is a method of hair removal that gently removes dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) that live on the top layer of the epidermis. The purpose of these hairs is to absorb sweat and to block out larger particles from entering the pores. It can be done on women of all ages and skin conditions (as long as there is no active acne or eczema). Hair will grow back with the same color and thickness you had before treatment.

I do not recommend dermaplaning as a method of exfoliation, as I believe it is too invasive and if not done properly, can really irritate the skin.

My favorite at-home dermaplaning tool for hair removal is the DermaFlash, which you can purchase in our Studio. Again, do not do it if you have active acne, as you can cause serious damage and scarring!