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.


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