Dermaplaning: Is Stubble a Side Effect?

It's common to feel a little stubble as the hair starts to grow back after dermaplaning, but this doesn't mean your hair is thicker or coarser. It has to do with the way each hair was cut. The hair feels different from you, but it has exactly the same texture and color as it did before dermaplaning. A more intensive dermaplaning session can leave you with some tiny cuts or chafing on your skin, especially if you have an irregular skin texture.

Shaving is sometimes thought to cause acne, but in truth, the bumps that can develop after shaving are actually ingrown hairs. These hairs grow on the skin and can be uncomfortable. However, they can be prevented with good shaving practices, so we can also discredit the idea that dermaplaning could cause ingrown hairs. In fact, removing hair is just the beginning of what dermaplaning does; it also removes the layer of debris and dead skin cells that could clog pores and set the stage for acne breakouts.

Therefore, instead of causing outbreaks, dermaplaning could reduce them.David says this is a total myth: you won't grow a beard after dermaplaning. Your hair will grow back, but it will look the same as it did before receiving treatment. If you naturally have darker hair, it may appear thicker when it grows back, but it may simply be because you have forgotten what it was like before the treatment. There is no scientific basis for this; a surgical blade is used, which only shaves the tips of fine hairs.

Nothing happens to the follicles themselves, so hair growth does not change.Patients often think that after dermaplaning, facial hair will grow thicker and darker again. Let us assure you that this is not true; only a change in hormones can affect the appearance of the hair. In addition, after we remove facial hair, your skin will immediately look brighter and smoother. If you've experienced similar redness from a facial treatment, you have a good indicator of how long the redness induced by dermaplaning will last.So, unless you dermaplaning after dark, come prepared with a sunscreen for sensitive skin (I recommend a mineral sunscreen) that has at least SPF 30 and reapply it every two hours (which, FWIW, you should do anyway).

There are also significant differences between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion, another therapy that can improve signs of wrinkles, acne scars and fine lines. Most skin types are suitable for physical exfoliation through dermaplaning, but very sensitive skin may not tolerate treatment well.Dermaplaning is a quick and safe way to make the skin's surface younger, smoother and more radiant, especially if it's dull. It is a meticulous procedure in which the provider moves the sharp blade very carefully across the skin. While it sounds intense and scary, and you're right to be careful with any treatment that involves a razor, dermaplaning is actually very safe and effective in removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz to leave dull skin looking brighter and smoother.Dermaplaning is one of the most non-invasive cosmetic treatments available since it only works on the surface of the skin.

As long as your skin isn't super sensitive and you don't experience any major breakouts, dermaplaning is a low-risk way to exfoliate your skin and remove facial hair. It can also help remove dead skin, increase shine, and improve skin texture. After the dermaplaning treatment, the skin exhibits a natural glow that a highlighter is normally needed to achieve.Watch this video and find out what four real women are saying about their experiences with dermaplaning at home for the first time.