Skin Care Myth


Shaving soft, fine vellus hair turns it to coarse, dark terminal hair.



False. Numerous studies  dating back to the 1920’s show that shaving will not make hair grow back thicker, stronger, longer or faster. When a fine vellous hair is shaved with a razor, it grows back with a blunt edge. This can make the hair appear thicker and coarser – but it is not. Hormonal changes, genetics, some medical conditions and certain medications are typically responsible for turning fine, pale vellous hairs (also known as “peach fuzz”) into coarser, pigmented terminal hairs. Once a hair has been transformed into a terminal hair, it is likely to stay that way.

Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for women with fine (otherwise known as vellus) hair all over their faces.


What Is This Bumpy Skin On My Arms And Thighs?


Keratosis Pilaris, also known as chicken skin bumps, is a common condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles.


Symptoms include :

  • small white or red bumps typically on the upper arms or thighs
  • dry, rough  and sometimes itchy skin in the areas with bumps
  • worsening in the winter when humidity is low and skin tends to be drier

Best Treatments Include:

Cleanse – use a mild cleansing lotion to provide moisture and prevent dry, red irritations

Exfoliate – professional micro exfoliation treatments gently removes the outer layer of dead skin cells leaving a smoother texture

Moisturize – use moisturizer frequently and avoid any products that might dry the skin.