Does dermaplaning cause facial hair to grow back thicker?

Dermatologists say no, your facial hair won't grow back thicker or coarser with dermaplaning. “What you do to the surface of the hair doesn’t thicken or coarsen it—including true shaving,” New Orleans dermatologist Mary Lupo, MD, told us.

The blade used for dermaplaning is different than a regular old drugstore shaver. “A shaver is built to shave the thick hair on our bodies, and it cuts hair in a crudely blunt way. Dermaplaning is like that scene in The Bodyguard, when Kevin Costner uses a samurai sword to cut the silk. It’s precise and effortless,” says Mary Schook, NY and CA licensed aesthetician.

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