I would think that if you get rid of them, they grow back and look even worse. My friend shaves her side burns and you can tell that she shaves them, its like very dark stubble. For my thinner facial hair, like peach fuzz or something I use a remington facial hair pen. They have them anywhere for like 10 dollars and under. I've never used it on my sideburns, mostly cause I don't need to and I'm afraid that if I do, it's going to grow back looking worse lol.