Here at Lunar Beauty Bar the dermaplaning facial is Cincinnati's number one asked about skincare treatment. It is also the most popular service we offer.
This is not surprising due to its rise in popularity over the last 5 years, even though it has been around since the 1970's. I became certified in dermaplaning facials back in 2016 and absolutely love the results it provides to my clients.
So What is a Dermaplane Facial?
A dermaplane facial is a type of non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that involves gently removing the top layer of dead skin cells and velous hair (peach fuzz) from the face using a special tool called a dermaplaning blade.
This can be performed by a licensed esthetician, nurse or dermatologist, and is designed to leave the skin looking smoother, brighter and more refreshed.
During the treatment the technician will hold the blade at a 45-degree angle to the skin and gently scrape it in a back-and-forth motion, removing the dead skin cells and fine hairs.
This process can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and promote a more youthful, radiant appearance. By removing the dead skin cells, it can help improve the absorption of skincare products making them more effective.
In addition to increased product absorption, makeup will go on much smoother and have a more even appearance as well as not getting caught in the hair or dead skin.
9 Benefits of Dermaplaning
Smooth and Radiant Skin: Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells and fine facial hair, leaving your skin smoother, brighter, and more radiant. Say goodbye to dullness!
Improved Absorption of Skincare Products: With the removal of dead skin cells, skincare products can penetrate deeper into the skin, providing better results.
Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The exfoliation process of dermaplaning can help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a more youthful looking complexion.
Brighter Complexion: The removal of dead skin cells can also help to brighten your complexion, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and age spots.
Unclogged Pores: By removing the build-up of dead skin cells, dermaplaning can unclog your pores, reducing the likelihood of breakouts and improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Stimulates Collagen Production: The physical exfoliation of dermaplaning can stimulate collagen production, which can help to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
Reduces Acne Scarring: By removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, dermaplaning can help to reduce the appearance of acne scarring over time
Ideal for Most Skin Types: Dermaplaning is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin because it is gentle and effective. It can be done as often as every 4 weeks.
Safe and Painless: Unlike other exfoliation methods, dermaplaning is a safe and painless procedure that does not cause any damage to the skin.
How to Prepare for a Dermaplane Facial
To prep the skin avoid prolonged sun exposure for a few days prior to your appointment. This will ensure that your skins barrier is not compromised or too dry to perform the service.
Stop using any form of exfoliating products - such as scrubs, acids and even retinol 2-3 days before to make sure there is no skin irritation.
Think of any questions you might have about the service or how to maximize your at home regimen.
How to Care for Your Skin after a Dermaplaning Facial Service
Try your best to avoid sun exposure for 5-7 days. The sun contributes to 90% of visible changes to the skin including aging so by exposing that fresh skin to the sun you risk a sunburn. I recommend wearing a hat and reapplying SPF 30 or higher for about 2 weeks.
Pause the use of any exfoliants and retinol for up to 1 week because the skin is more sensitive and vulnerable to irritation. Instead opt for gentle and hydrating products such as hyaluronic acid, oils, and moisturizers.
Ready to Book Your Dermaplaning Facial?
Dermaplaning is considered generally safe when performed by a licensed and trained professional, using sterilized equipment and proper techniques. Additionally, if the procedure is performed too aggressively, it may cause redness, irritation or sensitivity.
It's important to choose a reputable practitioner who has experience and training in dermaplaning and to discuss any concerns or medical conditions you may have before undergoing the treatment.
Lunar Beauty Bar's owner and head esthetician has over a decade of experience and is licensed to provide dermaplaning services.
If you're interested in booking a dermaplaning facial in Cincinnati you can do so at our secure booking site via Square here. You can check out a full list of our skincare and spa services here which include facials, spray tans and facial waxing.
So what are you waiting for? Book Cincinnati's best dermaplaning facial today!