Dermaplaning: The easiest way to get rid of unwanted facial hair
How do I get rid of unwanted hair on my face is a question most of us have wondered while peering into the bathroom mirror. Some women have more hair on their faces than others. You might have a light layer of fine hairs only visible when you look more closely or in bright sunlight. Some refer to it as peach fuzz, but there’s a scientific name for it—vellus hair. Generally it’s barely noticeable, transparent, very fine and likened to baby hairs. The vellus hair does serve a purpose by regulating your body temperature, and wicks sweat away from your body, (1). However, with modern conveniences like air-con, removal of vellus hair isn’t going to result in heat exhaustion, so its removal won’t result in a medical emergency. It is important to note that excess vellus hair could indicate an underlying medical issue. Be sure to consult your healthcare practitioner if you are concerned.
Should you remove unwanted facial hair?
If the unwanted facial hair is a cause for concern, you can have it professionally removed by a beauty therapist. Brisbane beauty salons use a tried and tested technique known as dermaplaning. This requires taking a special dermaplaning blade and gently removing the ends of the vellus hair, leaving the follicles intact.
How is using dermaplaning to remove unwanted hair different to shaving?
Dermaplaning to remove unwanted hair should only be carried out by a beauty professional like the team from The Facial Hub in Brisbane. Using your Gillette Venus Smooth won’t remove the dead skin cells. It requires expert consultation of your skin to determine whether dermaplaning is the right method of hair removal for you, plus a steady hand to precisely follow the contours of your skin. Home razors will never hold a candle to the smooth finish, tone and texture of your skin when you book in with a dermaplaning professional.
Dependent on the type of hair and your skin, using a supermarket brand razor to shave your face could also result in the hair growing back, thick and darker than before. In an interview with FEMAIL, Cosmedics Founder and Medical Director, Dr. Ross Perry said he didn’t recommend shaving your face at home despite what leading Tik Tok influencers. You only need to take a look at Big Brother star Tilly Whitfield’s Instagram account to see what can go wrong when undertaking at-home beauty treatments.
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Is dermaplaning the right hair removal method for me?
Dermaplaning may not be the right method of hair removal for you. When you book in at The Facial Hub, we will analyse the type of hair and condition of your skin to determine if you are a suitable candidate. For example; if you are experiencing an acne breakout or cold sores, dermaplaning may spread the bacteria to other areas of your face (Yet, another reason, you shouldn’t try DIY dermaplaning at home!). However, there are other ways to remove unwanted hair that we can recommend. Other contraindications such as diabetes or certain medications may mean another hair removal method may be more suitable.
What are the benefits of using dermaplaning for removing unwanted hair?
There are numerous benefits to professional dermaplaning. Aside from smoother, even-looking skin tone, minimises pore size and skin pigmentation, and it also helps your skincare products be more readily absorbed—therefore are more effective. For those who bear the scars of severe acne, dermaplaning has shown significant reduction in scaring.
What to expect when visiting The Facial Hub in Brisbane for a dermaplaning appointment?
One of the most frequently asked questions we get asked about dermaplaning is “Does it hurt?”
There is a common misconception that scraping your skin with a dermaplaning blade hurts. This is far from the truth. Your Brisbane beauty therapist uses light as a feather stroke technique, and you may even find the process relaxing. Combined with a deep cleanse prior to the treatment, you’ll feel like you’re in an oasis of calm as Sevine Forster and her team of certified beauty therapists work their magic.
1: Healthline: What is Vellus Hair?
2. Daily Mail: Should every woman shave her FACE? As trend explodes on Tiktok experts reveal it can make skin appear ‘more even and flawless’ – but insist women shouldn’t feel pressure because ‘having peach fuzz’ on cheeks is normal