Winter weather is notorious for drying out the skin, which can cause the face to appear dull and lifeless. How can you get your glow back in the middle of this unforgiving season? Book an appointment for dermaplaning, follow it up with a moisturizing facial, and let the “new year, new you” shine on.

Benefits of dermaplaning are better skincare penetration and makeup application, removal of facial hair that traps dirt and oil, smoother skin, removal of dead skin cells, reduction in the appearance of scarring, diminishment of fine lines, and instant results for all skin types with no downtime. The treatment is generally recommended every three to four weeks. Some benefits of HydraFacial are hydration and nourishment on a deeper level, collagen stimulation, smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles, skin resurfacing, pore minimization, and reduction of brown spots and hyper-pigmentation. For more information, visit,,, and


Dr. Juan Quintero’s plastic surgery practice, JQ Plastics, performs both dermaplaning and HydraFacial® treatments. Dermaplaning is a favorite of Medical Aesthetician Danielle Overton to brighten the skin and improve performance of skincare and makeup. The cell turnover dermaplaning provides is key to combating dullness. The patented Vortex-Fusion technology of the HydraFacial®’s machine and treatment uses three steps: Cleanse + Peel, Extract + Hydrate, Fuse + Protect.

According to the official website, “The spiral design of the HydraPeel® Tips, used in conjunction with the HydraFacial® proprietary vacuum technology and serums, creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions.” Danielle often performs dermaplaning and HydraFacial® in the same appointment. “People just love the two together,” she says, because dermaplaning increases the effectiveness of the HydraFacial®. These treatments are perfect for special occasions such as holidays, weddings, reunions, and Derby-related events.


Medical Aesthetician Janelle Willoughby of a comprehensive dermatology practice, The Skin Group, describes dermaplaning as a very safe and effective method of exfoliation using a surgical scalpel to remove vellus hair (aka “peach fuzz”) and the topmost layer of dead skin cells at the same time. Combined with other procedures, such as a chemical peel, dermaplaning results in “young, dewy-looking” skin and a smoother application of makeup. Their 40-minute dermaplaning appointment includes a mini-consultation, skin cleansing, a prep to temporarily dehydrate the skin allowing for the smoothest removal of dead skin cells, the exfoliation procedure itself, and then customized treatments to calm, rehydrate, and protect the skin.


J Michael’s Spa & Salon owner Jill Higginbotham stresses the importance of a licensed esthetician with dermaplaning certification. In fact, Jill has worked with state representatives to pass legislation ensuring proper training in the treatment. J Michael’s $65 45-minute dermaplaning reservation begins with skin cleansing, a skin check, opening pores with steam, and a gentle exfoliation. After dermaplaning, they follow with an additional gentle exfoliant, a serum, mask, and facial massage. Jill also dispels the misconception that facial hair will grow back thicker once removed. She recommends combining dermaplaning with a full facial, massage, mani/pedi, and shampoo and blowout for an entire day of pampering at the spa.

Posted on 2020-02-12 by By Dawn Anderson | Courtesy photos