Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion
Both facial treatments are good options when looking for exfoliation to reveal a smoother complexion.
- Dermaplaning uses a small razor to gently rid the skin of dead skin cells. The light strokes gently remove built-up cells and fine hairs that can trap oil and dirt. The end result is a refreshed glow free of Vellus hair (“peach-fuzz”).
- Microdermabrasion uses a machine that buffs and polishes the skin in order to remove dead skin cells. This procedure also results in a refreshed look. After a series of treatments; it can reduce the look of wrinkles and unclog pores.
You should consult your dermatologist/aesthetician to discuss the benefits that each procedure would have for your skin type.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
- Provides deeper product penetration,
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils,
- Promotes smoother skin,
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peach fuzz”,
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars,
- Diminishes the look of fine lines, and
- Works on all skin types.
Side Effects of Dermaplaning
The possible short-term side effects of the procedure may include:
- The skin may be red and swollen,
- It may appear scraped for several days,
- Eating and talking may be difficult for a few days after the procedure,
- Tingling, burning, or aching may occur, and
- Swelling and scabbing may occur.
A dermaplane facial will leave your skin brighter, smoother, glowing, and more youthful. The only possible negative side effect of dermaplaning is that those with active pustular acne cannot undergo the procedure.