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Review: Dermaplane at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

My "after" with makeup on! Look at how flawless it looks! Love it!
My “after” with makeup on! Look at how flawless it looks! Love it! (click to see close-up!)

If I did some genealogy research, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that there’s some werewolf in there. haha! I’ve always been a hairy girl, and then after pregnancy, the hormones made it even worse!

I noticed in a picture a couple weeks ago that the peach fuzz on my face was pretty noticeable, so I started looking into what to do about it. It’s just peach fuzz so I didn’t want to do anything drastic like waxing my entire face, or something time-consuming like a bunch of laser treatments. I heard some good things about dermaplaning (it’s actually a service to slough off the first layer of your skin — great to do in fall after you’ve been in the sun all summer — and the fact that it also gets rid of your peach fuzz is a side benefit). So, I decided to give it a try.

I’ve had a bunch of other skin services done at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa, so I gave them a call to schedule a dermaplane. They booked me with Manisha and I LOVED her. She was very sweet, informative and thorough. Explained what she was doing and why every step of the way. Essentially, you want to get a dermaplane a few times a year because it helps your skin get rid of that top layer of dead cells that it’s trying to do by itself. Pores and hair folliciles that get clogged by the dead cells breed bacteria and cause break-outs, so by dermaplaning, you keep your skin clear of break-outs, redness and scarring. Plus, getting rid of the peach fuzz cuts down on the dirt and grime caught by the hairs — and makes your makeup go on like a porcelain doll!

It’s $75 and I honestly felt like it was worth every penny. My skin feels lighter and fresher (I know that sounds weird, but that’s how it feels), I love how my makeup goes on flawlessly now, and I haven’t been getting breakouts and ingrown hairs like I did before! Highly recommended! Check out my before and afters below (click to zoom in and really see the close-up results!)



Cincy Chic is actually having an event at Mitchell’s in December (and I believe that’s when they’ll be having their gift certificate sale going on where you can buy gift certificates at a huge discount!). We’ll have refreshments, shopping, and you’ll get to meet with their experts one-on-one to see what they’d recommend for anything you need advice/help with — skin, nails, hair, anything! 🙂 Hope to see you then! Details and RSVP info below!

Holiday Glam

When: Friday Dec. 4, 6-9pm
RSVP: http://HG16.eventbrite.com

Where: Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa – Kenwood Towne Place – 5901 East Galbraith Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Enjoy: Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle! Event is free to attend with a coat donation to St. Vincent de Paul. Includes swag bag, boutique shopping, drinks, light bites, and one-on-one image consulting with expert stylists!

Supporting Sponsors: PNC Bank, Cors & Bassett Attorneys at Law LLC, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Fashion Show Sponsor: LouLou’sMitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

Booth Sponsors: Koop Diamond Cutters, Thirty-One Gifts with Beth Merritt, Ideal Image Laser Hair Removal, It Works! by Shrink Wrap Me Skinny, Mary Kay by Amber Nichols,Champion Windows, Maui Whitening – West Chester, Allusions

Hosted by: Cincy Chic, the only online publication for women in Greater Cincinnati.

2015 Holiday Glam

Review: Dermaplane Facial

My husband and I joke all the time that when we have kids, they’re going to be a little hair balls because he and I are both just really hairy people. I had electrolysis done several years ago to get rid of all the major stuff on my face, and it worked really well. Since then, I have fine hairs and peach fuzz, but nothing to be super self-conscious about.

But I recently read that those fine hairs can trap a lot of oil, dirt and dead skin cells, which can cause break-outs. I’ve been having issues with all of the above recently. So, when I was out to lunch with Dr. Kurtzman chatting about the booth they’re going to have at our upcoming Red Pink and Blue event on June 28th, he mentioned that I should try their dermaplane facial to get rid of those fine hairs and exfoliate my skin.

I made an appointment with his aesthetician Angela so she could make her recommendations.  She said I’d make for a great dermaplane facial candidate, and also recommended a light chemical exfoliation. She said the dermaplane removes a layer of skin so skincare treatments applied right after absorb and perform even better.

I had two reservations: 1) I didn’t want to end up like Samantha in Sex and the City after her chemical treatment. 2) I had heard the old wives tale that if you remove fine hairs, they grow back thicker.

Angela assured me that the old wives tale wasn’t true and promised that I wouldn’t look like Samatha’s tragic red face after the treatment. So, I went ahead and got the dermaplane facial and chemical exfoliating treatment.

I have to tell you, I’ve never been happier with a skincare treatment! I have super sensitive skin, so I figured I’d be dry and peeling for days afterwards, and it wasn’t like that at all. Not only were all the fine hairs gone, but my skin felt baby soft and it stayed glowing and hydrated after the treatment – never peeled at all! (see before and after pic below)

What was also good is that during the treatment, she had my face under a special light where she was able to see any potential skin issues, so we could work on them and begin to prevent further damage. She said my skin looked to be in good shape except for some light sun spots on my forehead. I’m going to go in for a few more treatments because she said she could work on them with some additional dermaplanes, but the biggest thing was to wear a high SPF. I ended up getting some 50SPF Obagi lotion while I was there and I wear it every day now!

I definitely recommend giving Angela at Dr. Kurtzman’s a call (513.891.4440). She’s very good and has lots of great advice! Click here for more info about them.

before (left) and after (right)