In our line of work we hear many, many beauty myths. It’s only natural to have questions, but sometimes rumours and myths can lead to misunderstandings. This week we’re here to clear up some common misconceptions about skin care and aesthetic procedures! 

Myth #1: Skin care is not that important when you’re in your 20s

False! Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and your first line of defense against infections and dangerous pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses. The importance of taking care of your skin goes beyond cosmetic reasoning. By using medical grade skin care products you are helping your skin not only to look healthy and youthful, but also to stay strong and resilient against pathogens and environmental pollutants. 

Myth #2: Dermaplaning will make your hair grow back thicker

It’s a common myth that dermaplaning makes the hair on your face grow back thicker and darker. Dermaplaning works as an exfoliative treatment on the surface of the skin and does not affect the hair follicle whatsoever, meaning hair growth is not changed. Oftentimes clients will experience fresher, brighter skin following the removal of peach fuzz and dead skin cells. When the hair begins to grow back this may make it seem darker at first as buildup and dullness have been removed from the skin. The hair, however, will grow in exactly as it did before. 

Myth #3: Once you start injectable treatments, such as botox and filler, you can’t stop

This is false. Like most aesthetic procedures, the treatments only work as long as you keep receiving them – and aging will not be accelerated once you stop. For as long as you are receiving botox and filler treatments, the targeted areas will appear smoother and plumper. Once treatments have ceased, the natural lines on your face will begin to appear as they did before. This is caused by an increase in muscle movement, allowing the skin to fold and crease as you speak and express emotion. 

Do you have any concerns over beauty myths you may have heard? Reach out to us with your questions – we’d be happy to debunk them together!