Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are two of the most popular cosmetic procedures for skin rejuvenation. They’re both non-invasive and non-chemical facial procedures that gently exfoliate the epidermis to reveal a more youthful, vibrant skin. Aestheticians normally use dermaplaning and microdermabrasion for similar purposes like improving skin texture and reducing wrinkles. But while both procedures offer similar results, they actually differ in many ways. In this article, we’re giving you a breakdown of that.
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the surface of your skin to make it smoother and more even-toned. It uses a surgical scalpel to scrape or shave away the outer layer of the skin and stimulate the production of collagen, a protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity.
Dermaplaning also removes peach fuzz or vellus hair from the skin so there’s less material for dirt and oil to cling to and stick on your skin’s surface. This prevents your pores from getting clogged and from getting acne.
Ideal candidates for dermaplaning are healthy individuals who want to treat or reduce the following skin issues:
- peach fuzz
- pockmarks and deep scars
- milia and comedones
- wrinkles and fine lines
Dermaplaning is completely non-invasive and works well on all skin types. It doesn’t have any contraindications so it’s safe for those with rosacea or telangiectasias although it’s still recommended to consult with your doctor before treatment.
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Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure to exfoliate any area such as the face, neck, chest, and hands to reveal vibrant skin. It’s safe for most skin types and tones and gently rejuvenates the skin.
This procedure uses a special applicator to gently sand the skin to remove dirt and dead skin cells and encourage collagen production. Another technique involves spraying exfoliants to peel away the thick outer skin while simultaneously debris with a vacuum.
Benefits of microdermabrasion include:
- Rejuvenated appearance
- Brighter complexion
- Diminished wrinkles and fine lines
- Enhances transdermal drug delivery
- Reduced appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation
Microdermabrasion is also non-invasive and safe for most skin types but those who have rosacea or telangiectasias should consult with their doctor before treatment. It can also be combined with dermaplaning or chemical peel to get even more optimal results.
So, who wins the showdown?
There’s no overall winner as one isn’t necessarily better than the other. It all depends on your goals and needs. Both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion offer similar results and are great ways to rejuvenate your skin.
If your goal is to reduce the appearance of dark spots, clogged pores, and hyperpigmentation, microdermabrasion may potentially be a better option. But if you want to improve the texture of your skin and remove peach fuzz, dermaplaning should be the option to opt for.
Can’t decide between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion? That’s fine. Just schedule a consultation with our aestheticians at Santo Salon and Spa in Pepper Pike Ohio and let us give your skin its much-deserved glow.