Dermaplaning is a facial treatment option that is consistently growing in popularity, and can boast a whole range of benefits and advantages. From reducing the appearance of wrinkles, to tackling uneven skin tone and scarring, dermaplaning is an aesthetic procedure that can meet a number of different requirements. And this is something we are proud to provide here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic in Preston. But there are some myths and rumours that are frequently circulated in regard to dermaplaning, and these can deter people from choosing this facial option. So let’s sort the facts from the fiction, by debunking the most common myths surrounding dermaplaning.
Debunking dermaplaning myths
Some of the most common myths surrounding dermaplaning include:
- You can use an ordinary razor
- It will make your hair grow back darker and thicker
- It will cause spots
So, are these myths true, or false?
Can you dermaplane with an ordinary razor?
The answer to this one is no. Using an ordinary razor simply shaves your skin, and potentially leaves pulls, cuts and long lasting irritation. Dermaplaning instead involves using a specialist scalpel tool to remove hair, just like a razor, but the scalpel is used to also remove layers of dead skin, and it is applied in a such a way that it is totally pain free, and wont result in those itchy shaving rashes, irritation, or pimples.
Will dermaplaning cause your facial hair to grow back darker and thicker?
This myth stems from exactly same myth that is applied to shaving. But in either case, it is simply not true. Removing your hair doesnt change the structure or the genetic makeup of the hair follicle itself. So it will grow back, exactly as it was before.
However, after removing vellus hair, you may be more inclined to notice it as it grows back, when before it was something you were used to. It can also appear more noticeable, as your skin cells are renewed and no longer dull. This can create more contrast with the hair as it grows back, but your hair itself, will be exactly the same as before.
Will Dermaplaning cause breakouts and spots?
One of the myths we hear the most is that dermaplaning will cause breakouts across your face. This is not the case. Because dermaplaning doesn’t cause skin irritation like shaving does, you will not get any form of rash or spots from the dermaplaning procedure.
In addition, dermaplaning actively prevents breakouts rather than causes them. This is because, by removing the top layer of dead skin cells, dermaplaning can prevent these cells from getting trapped inside your pores, and this means fewer breakouts.
However, if you choose not to book with a professional, and use an unregistered practitioner instead you cannot be certain about the sanitary nature of the equipment. And using an unsanitary scalpel could potentially cause bacteria to enter the skin barrier and cause spots, if not a full skin infection. That’s why you should always opt for a professional clinic with real customer reviews.
You should also avoid dermaplaning if you currently have an active acne breakout, as this will likely cause irritation.
Why not get in touch with the team today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, to find out more about dermaplaning?