What is the difference between microdermabrasion and dermaplaning?

If you are looking for an effective, minimally invasive anti-aging facial treatment, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are both excellent options. They can improve a range of skin issues, and leave the skin healthier and more youthful. But what is the difference between microdermabrasion and dermaplaning.

Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are skin rejuvenation procedures that exfoliate the skin, but they do so in different ways. Exfoliation is an important part of skin care, because it assists with the skin’s natural cell regeneration process.

  • Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny crystals or a diamond tip to exfoliate the skin. This gets rid of the upper layer of dead, dry skin cells, which are then suctioned away. Microdermabrasion can address skin concerns such as wrinkles, clogged pores, and skin discoloration (learn more).
  • Dermaplaning is a skin rejuvenation technique in which a small surgical blade is used to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and very fine hair, aka peach fuzz or vellus hair. Dermaplaning smooths the skin and leaves it glowing. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as mild acne scars (learn more).

What is the difference between microdermabrasion and dermaplaning?
Microdermabrasionpulls at the skin and creates pressure, so it’s considered a more aggressive treatment than dermaplaning, which uses a surgical blade to gently remove the outer layer of skin. Dermaplaning is therefore considered a suitable treatment for people with all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.

Are you interested in microdermabrasion or dermaplaning treatments?Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Los Angeles area, Awaken Aesthetics located inTorrance, CA is our featured practice.

You can reach them at awakenaesthetics.com, or by calling 310-791-2233.

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