Dermaplaning is a simple, safe procedure for exfoliating.
The procedure has been around for decades, if not centuries.
We often recommend combining dermaplaning with a
facial of one kind or another, to get better combined results.
And what about the old wives’ tale that hair grows back thicker after you shave? Obviously that’s a concern when you’re a woman thinking about taking a blade to your face. “It’s a common misconception that hair will grow in darker and coarser. Shaving does nothing to increase the density or quality of the hair,” Dr. Hale told me. “And with vellus hairs, you can’t do anything to change them. By nature they’re soft and fine, and shaving them won’t make them thicker and coarser.” Phew.
According to common beauty lore, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Cleopatra all shaved their faces. A quick search online reveals that many modern women do, too, and you can now add me to that list. I’ve done it twice — once DIY and once professionally. And I’ll probably do it again.