What once was a hush-hush, behind locked doors beauty topic — peach fuzz facial hair — has become an open forum of discussion to the modern woman. Many have heard the warning that women should never remove facial hair because it will grow back thicker and darker. This is a warning that many women have grudgingly taken to heart in fear that they may grow a man beard. 

Dermaplaning, a treatment for removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz or vellus hair, is offered at Refine MD as a facial hair treatment.

But this warning is nothing more than a myth — and the removal of facial peach fuzz through Refine MD’s Dermaplaning treatment not only gives you an aesthetically pleasing complexion but it will produce newer, healthier skin.

What Is Peach Fuzz?

Peach fuzz — or vellus hair — is a translucent, soft hair that appears during childhood. We all have it but it is just more noticeable on some people. While its purpose is to thermally protect the body by insulation and cooling through perspiration, it is okay to remove facial vellus hair. With our modern way of living — with air conditioners, heating systems, scarfs, etc. — means we no longer have to keep peach fuzz facial hair around.

How does Dermaplaning work?

Dermaplaning is an amazing treatment that effectively and gently exfoliates the skin using a surgical blade. By gently guiding our blade over your skin, we remove the peach fuzz and dead skin cells from the surface. It is a relaxing treatment that takes about thirty minutes with no downtime. 

Dermaplaning and Healthy Skin

Without the removal of vellus hair, buildup can occur causing oil and grime to clog pores. This may contribute to skin breakouts and dull or flaky skin. By removing the top layer of skin, aka the stratum corneum, we are exfoliating your skin and boosting skin growth and healthy cell metabolism. The removal of both the vellus hair and dead skin cells will result in brighter, smoother skin.

Makeup and Skin Care Products versus Peach Fuzz

Have you noticed that some makeup foundations and powders make vellus hair more noticeable? This is another reason so many women love Dermaplaning! Once the barrier of peach fuzz is removed, makeup will apply more evenly to the face — allowing for beautifully smooth makeup application. 

In addition, skin care products will work more effectively on the skin. After your Dermaplaning treatment, moisturizers and serums no longer have to try to push through the vellus hair and dead skin cell barrier but instead can immediately soak into your skin. It is important to have a great skin care routine with the highest quality aesthetic products — and we want your skin to get the most out of these products. Dermaplaning can do just that!  

Be sure to check out our products or set up an appointment to find out how we can help you with your skin care needs. 

Myth: Oh no… It will grow!

Many women have feared that facial hair removal will result in darker, thicker regrowth. Fortunately, it isn’t the case with vellus hair! Since Dermaplaning removes the vellus hair before the follicle, the hair will grow back just as it did before the treatment. Women no longer have to fear the “man beard” because this myth has been busted!  

Soon the cold weather is going to end and we will be spending more time outdoors in the sunshine. Whether it is a special event like an outdoor wedding, a chat with coworkers at a coffee shop’s sunny patio, beach fun with friends, or a romantic sailboat ride with a loved one — the sun’s rays will be highlighting our complexion and, unfortunately, our vellus hair. 

If your facial hair makes you feel self-conscious — our staff at Refine MD understands. We are here to help you feel and look your best! 

Call 920.380.9990 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to schedule an appointment.

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