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Dermaplaning is a popular beauty treatment that many people use to remove peach fuzz and the outer layer of skin when it becomes dull or dry -- but could this beauty trend cause hair to grow back thicker or darker?
Dermatologist expert Dr. Sonia Batra sets the record straight on hair growth claim, explaining, "That's actually a complete myth! We all think that if you start dermaplaning or start shaving [the hair] is going to grow back much thicker and courser."
Dr. Batra goes on to explain that when a hair grows it tapers to a fine tip and says hair that has been cut and is in the process of growing back may feel stubbly. She says that is why many people believe shaving or dermaplaning can lead to hair growing back thicker.
"[Dermaplaning] does not affect the follicle, the root is down in your hair," she adds.
If you are considering dermaplaning, Dr. Batra recommends doing it about once every few weeks. She also notes that it is safer than using a razor and causes fewer nicks, tears and fissures in the skin which can be great sources of bacteria.