Dermaplaning – what do you think?

Dr. Irwin, What do you think of dermaplaining for facial hair? I had breast cancer, loss all my hair after chemo, and now it's growing back all over my face. Thanks

Personally, I love dermaplaning.  The only problem can be finding an aesthetician or nurse who knows how to do it! 

Dermaplaning is when a trained aesthetician/nurse takes a tiny scalpel, and by scraping it gently at a certain angle over the skin,  carefully removes all the hair on your face .  It removes the hair and dead skin goes with it.   It leaves the facial skin completely smooth but not irritated (usually).  Clearly though – it’s temporary, not permanent. More info here on laser hair removal.

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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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