We took your questions to the expert and got you all the answers about the hot new experience everyone is talking about – Dermaplaning! Read our Interview with Lisa Asbury, Elite Esthetician at Mayfield Heights. 

What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation that consists of using a 10 gauge scalpel to gently remove the top layer of dulling, dead skin cells in order to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Sounds scary, right? It really isn’t, as long as you’re in the right hands.
Who is Dermaplaning ideal for?
Any guest looking for exfoliation. Also, any guest looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines or acne scars
and anyone wanting smooth, supple, vibrant youthful looking skin.
What, in your opinion, are the benefits of Dermplaning?
You’ll immediately look more radiant with a more even skin tone and texture. All of your peach fuzz will be gone, which is why first-timers say their skin has never felt so soft before.
Would it eliminate any other service or experience if I switched to Dermaplaning?
No, it’s actually the opposite it adds to your current regimen.  It is a great way to prepare skin for facials and at home care by allowing products to better penetrate the skin. In fact, cosmetic dermatologists often use Dermaplaning to help prepare skin for more intrusive procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels. It’s a wonderfully beneficial treatment that can be performed alone or paired with a facial in the same appointment.
How long does it take and how often should I do them?
It takes about 30-45 minutes give or take depending on the guest’s skin with the 1st session being the longest.
It can be scheduled every 4 weeks as needed by the guest. Essentially you are removing about 21 days worth of skin cells in a single appointment so it is important to let your cells regenerate completely before additional sessions.
What is something everyone should know about Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is physical/mechanical exfoliation that is extremely safe when performed by a professional utilizing the appropriate tools for service. I first became interested in the service when I was getting ready for my wedding. I researched a few people in the area who offered the service however, I never went through with the procedure at that time. I couldn’t find someone I trusted or who seemed educated to the level I was comfortable with, so instead of having it done I decided to become certified myself. Dermaplaning is an incredibly beneficial service and I wanted to be able to offer my guests the experience and results they deserve.
Any Myths you can bust for us when it comes to Dermaplaning?
Many women are often concerned that shaving peach fuzz will make it grow back heavier and darker, but that’s just an old wives’ tale. Superficial vellus hair (that’s the science-y name for clear or white soft fine facial hair) will grow back at the same rate and with the same texture as it was before the treatment.
About Lisa:
Lisa has been with John Robert’s Spa for over 18 years. She has been an integral part of our Esthetics team, from instituting new experiences for our guests to training our new talent and supporting our continued growth. All of her guests will tell you there is no one else like her. The care and expertise she puts into each and every experience are unlike any other. Every guest who enters her room leaves a friend. She prides herself on continually learning and advancing her knowledge and always offering her guests the best of the best!