Does Hair Grow Back After Dermaplaning?

Does hair grow back after dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is one of the most popular hair-removal techniques today, which involves using a scalpel to manually exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation technique that involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin which is also the what-we-call the dead skin layer, plus getting rid of the vellus hair, aka peach fuzz.

It's a skin procedure that people get if they want to achieve a smoother skin appearance.

What is Dermaplaning?

As I've explained above, it involved using a surgical blade called a dermatome. Dermaplaning removes dead skins and hair. After the treatment, it gives your face a smooth, youthful, and radiant appearance.

A study suggests that this treatment gives an expectation that is practical enough to give you an optimal outcome, just like any plastic surgery.

What good will Dermaplaning give me?

Dermaplaning can be both exfoliation and hair removal treatment. It will give you a brighter and smoother skin appearance that often softens fine lines and wrinkles. Does dermaplaning help with fine lines and wrinkles? Yes! It also works with sun-damaged skin and uneven skin tone.

In addition, dermaplaning helps with acne scars. But take note, we all have different skin types, tones, and medical histories, so how it works still matters.
Dermaplaning Pros and Cons

Dermaplaning Risks and Side Effects

We all tend to be nerdy and do a little research before we book a specific treatment. It can be because we're excited about what results in we might be getting right after or what risks are we looking into. To give you a brief idea, here are just some short term side effects:

  • Red skin
  • Soreness
  • Tingling sensation for about 24-48 hours after the treatment
This is a normal skin reaction, however, be patient as results are excellent. We don't recommend this treatment when the patient has an inflammatory skin condition like:

  • Rosacea
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Sunburn
  • Psoriasis
Not everyone is a candidate. When you are suffering from this, it is better to treat the condition with another recommended skin treatment to avoid further irritation.

Dermaplaning Preparation

It's best to avoid exfoliation 3 days before your treatment. Sunlight and tanning must also be avoided. Dermaplaning has no downtime. You should not also forget to wear sunscreen of at least SPF30 and a moisturizer. These are your shield.

Your skin may be more sensitive due to this treatment, so please listen to your post-care recommendations.

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Dermaplaning Myths

  • Hair will grow out thicker and darker

This is so not true. Your hair will not grow out thicker and darker if you will undergo dermaplaning.

You might be associating this with shaving. When you shave the hair cut in a blunt state, so when the hair grows back it appears thicker. In dermaplaning, we are removing the very fine hairs in our face, the vellus hair or the peach fuzz. It has a little impact on how the hair feels when growing. It is so thin and soft that removing it will have no noticeable impact on the perceived thickness of the hair on your face. Removing the vellus hair will instantly leave your skin feeling and looking smoother and brighter.


  • Dermaplaning causes breakouts.

Ciciskincare ensures the client has no existing acne or has existing breakouts. This treatment is not recommended for them. Dermaplaning is safe for all skin types but we should prevent those with acne.

  • Dermplaning is only for lighter skin tones.

You got this very wrong. Dermaplaning is a 100% safe treatment. You may have misunderstood this treatment as a facial scrub. It's not the same thing. Dermplaning does not cause micro-abrasions to the skin — it won't cause pigmentation.

This treatment is one of the favorite treatments in the spa as it instantly gets rid of the dark baby hairs that can make deep skin look duller than it is. Dermaplaning is safe for types of skin.



Dermaplaning can be performed before facial treatments, lasers, peels, and microdermabrasion for better penetration of the skincare products. It is a great option for those who have sensitive skin and pregnant women who might be needing deep exfoliation.

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