5 Myths of Dermaplaning

At-home dermaplaning is safe if you do your homework

If you like watching beauty videos on social media, you might have come across videos documenting first attempts at dermaplaning. At-home dermaplaning gained wide attention

during the pandemic when many were unable to visit their favourite beautician due to previous lockdown restrictions.

Like many beauty hacks out there, people figured out a way around dermaplaning. Dermaplaning kits are widely available on e-commerce platforms, and many seized this opportunity to get themselves one. With mass popularity, also comes an influx of disapproval. There have been mixed reactions to dermaplaning with many claiming dermaplaning does more harm than good.

Here are five myths and some facts on dermaplaning.

MYTH #1: Dermaplaning will cause your hair to grow back darker
Dermaplaning does not cause your hair to grow back darker. Key factors such as hormonal imbalance causes change to hairs on a woman’s body and not dermaplaning.

MYTH #2: Dermaplaning causes hair to grow back thicker on your face
The look and feel of the hair on your face is determined by your hormones. Shaving your hair off doesn’t make much changes to it, nor will it make changes to the growth rate of your hair.

MYTH #3: You have more breakouts after dermaplaning
This is true for people with active acne. When dermaplaning is done on an active acne skin, the bacteria is easily spread and can cause a flare up. Apart from active acne skin, you’re also likely to experience a breakout after your treatment if your dermaplaning blade was not sterilised properly or you had bacteria on your hands.

Breakouts are most likely to occur due to factors such as hygiene and skin conditions. However, the process of dermaplaning itself is said to not cause breakouts.

MYTH #4: Dermaplaning is painful
Dermaplaning is generally considered safe for all skin types except for acne prone skin. So, if you have acne, consult a skin expert before dermaplaning.

MYTH #5: You can use a regular razor for dermaplaning
Experts recommend not using a typical razor (with three to four slanted blades) as its main objective is to remove body hair. Experts instead suggest a dermaplaning tool that uses a single- edged blade that gets closer to skin for optimal exfoliation.

If you’re unsure about dermaplaning, consult a skin professional if necessary.

Source: The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, Healthline & Bustle