It's common to feel a little stubble as your hair starts growing back in after dermaplaning. This doesn't mean that your hair is thicker or more coarse. It has to do with the way each hair was cut straight across. The hair feels different to you, but it's the exact same texture and color as it was before dermaplaning.
What About Stubble? "Shaving does not cause extra hair growth or make a person's face hairier, this is actually a myth."
Face shaving (or dermaplaning how aestheticians like to refer to it), will not cause hair to grow back faster, thicker, or darker. A razor cuts away facial hair from the surface of the skin, not the root. So it is not interfering with the hair growth.
The results from dermaplaning may not be permanent, since the hair will grow back in four to five weeks.
The Cons of Dermaplaning
Compared to other hair-removal treatments like waxing and tweezing, dermaplaning can be a bit more expensive. And unlike waxing, dermaplaning does not fully remove hair from its follicle, so hairs might grow back a bit sooner than other methods.
What is dermaplaning? Think of dermaplaning as the intersection between standard shaving and exfoliation. In addition to removing the vellus hair — a.k.a. soft peach fuzz — the treatment also removes the very top layers of dead skin cells via a carefully angled surgical blade.
DERMAPLANING FACIAL AFTER CARE
You may experience slight redness and swelling, which should resolve within 24 hours. You can wear make-up immediately after treatment. Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity, including exercise, for 24 hours.
Do not engage in any strenuous exercise
You should avoid strenuous exercises for at least 24 hours post treatment. It is also important to avoid the use of steam rooms or saunas.
Please understand that following a Dermaplaning Glow Facial Treatment, you may experience purging. Purging occurs when deep exfoliation treatments have been performed. During facials, impurities have been brought to the surface. Purging can occur in a few different ways once a DG has been performed.
Welp, shaving your face is a good option if you're just looking to get rid of the vellus hairs (aka the tiny, soft peach fuzz all over your face) that can get in the way of applying foundation or make your skin look a little dull and lackluster.
As an at-home option, you can shave your upper lip hair (a.k.a dermaplaning), which removes the hair and gently exfoliates the skin for a smooth-looking complexion. If you're looking for a more permanent solution, laser hair removal is your best bet.
After dermaplaning at home, your skin will be sensitive. Applying a good quality toner will help calm your skin down and minimize the risk of further irritation. We recommend the EltaMD Skin Recovery Toner for the best results. This oil-free and pH-balanced toner will help restore your skin barrier.
Your Peach Fuzz Will Grow Back Thicker & Darker
This is false. It's biologically impossible for hair to grow back thicker because of shaving. Shaving simply creates a blunt tip on the hairs, which many people interpret as greater thickness. When you dermaplane, you are removing very, very fine hair called vellus hair.
Pros of face shaving for women
Shaving your face removes hair, debris, excess oil, and dead skin cells, which can brighten the look of skin. This helps makeup go on smoothly and last longer.
Julia Tzu, Director of Wall Street Dermatology, recommends it for women with a significant amount of facial hair, but warns that for women who don't, not only is shaving unnecessary, it may cause damage to the skin, too: "The shaving process can introduce small abrasions on the surface of the skin that can cause ...
While your medical esthetician will help you determine how often you should undergo treatment, you should at least wait three or four weeks in between sessions. Dermaplane is a deep exfoliation, removing two or three weeks' worth of dead skin.
Choose gentle facial cleansers, and use your clean hands to wash off the cleansers rather than an abrasive washcloth. Pat your face dry rather than wiping vigorously. You would want to apply non-comedogenic, light moisturizers and SPF, as sun protection is extremely vital after dermaplaning.
We recommend that you perform dermaplaning after a warm shower, as the skin is not only cleansed but is also soft and well prepared for exfoliation.
Russell suggests that dermaplaning candidates should avoid retinoids for 3 to 5 days before treatment. Candidates should also avoid retinoids for 2 to 3 days after dermaplaning. Avoid any physical scrubs for 2 to 3 days after treatment. Avoid makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
You don't need to plan any downtime to recover from a dermaplaning treatment. You may experience redness or feel like your skin is scraped in the two or three days right after the procedure.
While a dermaplaning facial is often a top-requested service at Body+Beauty Lab, because it provides instant results and requires no downtime, some clients worry about future hair growth issues. Rest assured, regular dermaplaning facial treatments do not make your facial hair grow back darker or thicker.
Experts say that dermaplaning effectively removes unwanted vellus or “baby” hair from the face. What's more, Bankson says that dermaplaning prevents hair from growing back thicker, unlike tweezing and waxing.
Dermaplaning, which we could also just call, "shaving your face," because this treatment involves gently pulling a blade along your skin. But! Dermaplaning, unlike traditional shaving, uses a smaller blade to slough off dead skin cells in addition to removing wispy facial hair, so skin is more even in tone and texture.
Dermaplaning and regular shaving are similar in method. Still, the significant difference is that dermaplaning is a more thorough and safer version of shaving. If your goal is to get rid of your peach fuzz, you can shave your face and call it a day.