Peach Fuzz & Unwanted Facial Hair


Short, colorless and superfine facial hair is dubbed “peach fuzz” due to its resemblance to the downy epidermic growths on our favorite fruit – peaches! Peach fuzz is more formally referred to as vellus hair and perfectly normal. The desire to look good in pictures? Well, that seems to intensify with each smartphone upgrade. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with a little hair on the jawline, temples or upper lip, Emer notes that getting rid of the fuzz can even offer anti-aging skin benefits.


Some research shows that the light, downy hair known as peach fuzz may have aided in protecting human skin when bloodsucking parasites were on the prowl. In today’s modern hygiene and living conditions, such protection may be superfluous. Peach fuzz is a perfectly normal condition, but some wish to get rid of all signs of facial hair, especially with the resolution of cell phone cameras improving with each upgrade!   Hormone issues, heredity, or health disorders may sometimes cause heavier or darker hair, which some women wish to banish.

How we treat it

Here at Mad Peaches in Denver, we specialize in helping our clients get smooth, sexy, “peach fuzz-free” skin! We have found the most effective ways to remove or reduce facial hair are through dermaplaning or laser hair removal.


Dermaplaning is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment in which a very fine tool is gently glided over the skin to remove dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Dermaplaning uses a special tool to safely and painlessly remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and vellus hair (peach fuzz) from the face. This significant yet gentle exfoliation can help you reveal a younger-looking and more radiant complexion with no downtime.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal uses laser energy to disable hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. It’s a safe and effective method for removing unwanted body hair. With Laser Hair reduction at Mad Peaches, we provide safe, long lasting hair reduction with no downtime. The most commonly treated areas for laser hair removal are:

  • Upper lip and chin
  • Underarms
  • Bikini
  • Legs
  • Back and shoulders

Hair growth can be permanently disabled through laser hair removal, although pregnancy or hormonal issues may trigger new hair growth and require follow-up treatments. Laser Hair removal can be used anywhere on the outside of the body except eyebrows. Side effects are usually slight redness, which dissipates quickly. In rare cases, pigmentary changes of the skin have been reported.

For a specific cost of these treatments to remove your peach fuzz, please schedule your free consultation at our Denver center for skin and body!

I had the absolute best experience from start to finish! Jamie was extremely knowledgeable and nice throughout the whole treatment. My skin feels amazing! I can’t wait to go back! (View more of our Yelp Reviews)

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