If you’re on a mission to find the perfect treatment for insanely, soft, smooth, glowing skin, you’ve probably considered two of the most popular treatments in aesthetics: microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. But how do you know which one to choose? Or which one is best for your unique complexion and biology?
At Derma Dolce, we know selecting the most appropriate treatment for your skin can be confusing. With so many skincare aficionados offering conflicting advice, it can be difficult to weed out the hype from the truth. Of the most common circulating debates, one of the most prevalent is whether dermaplaning or microdermabrasion delivers superior results. So, to help you separate fact from fiction, we’re here to break down the details. And, if you’re still not sure what to choose, we’ve got you covered — our expert team is always ready to offer helpful advice.
What Is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive, time-tested treatment designed to improve the appearance of a wide variety of skin complications, including:
● Uneven pigmentation
● Rough texture
● Sun damage
● Fine line and wrinkles
The treatment works by propelling a jet of micro-crystals across your skin through a specialized handpiece. Those crystals exfoliate the top layer of your skin, creating controlled, minor damage that stimulates your body’s natural healing mechanisms. If you’re raising an eyebrow, keep in mind that any “injury,” including minor abrasion to the skin, triggers your immune system to begin its natural healing process. The treatment isn’t what you’d normally think of as an injury, but your body perceives it that way.
After the exfoliation is complete, we use a sterile handpiece to vacuum up the crystals along with the exfoliated damaged and dead skin cells. You’re left with refreshed, rejuvenated, smooth skin, but it’ll appear a bit pink and sensitive for a couple of days after the treatment.
What Kind of Results Can You Expect From Microdermabrasion?
Here’s the really cool part: Microdermabrasion is more than a surface-level treatment. Because your body perceives the exfoliation process as a minor injury, it begins creating new skin cells to repair the “damage.” The uppermost layer of your skin, the epidermis, gradually becomes thicker as your body produces new collagen, which means your skin appears fuller and healthier.
Even better, as your body creates new skin cells, collagen fibers, and elastin fibers, the cells that comprise the lower layers of your skin begin to reorganize in a more consistent pattern. Rather than their previous haphazard structure, after microdermabrasion, those cells move into more of a woven pattern, which gives more structure, strength, and elasticity to your skin.
What Is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning has gained an enormous following in the aesthetics community and garnered glowing praise from skincare enthusiasts everywhere — and for good reason. The treatment is essentially face shaving, but your aesthetician takes it to a whole new level. And, if you’re a lover of instant gratification, dermaplaning should be right up your alley.
The treatment is performed by a trained medical aesthetician, who, after thoroughly cleansing your face, gently (and extremely carefully) glides a medical-grade scalpel across the surface of your skin. The blade effectively removes dead skin cells, trapped dirt, peach fuzz (also known as vellus hairs), and oil buildup from the upper layer of your complexion, leaving behind smooth, glowing, radiant skin.
What Kind of Results Does Dermaplaning Deliver?
What’s the best part about dermaplaning? Instant results. You won’t be left looking flushed after a dermaplaning treatment, and the procedure creates the ultimate smooth canvas for flawless foundation application. No downtime, no avoiding the public eye — just incredibly even, baby-soft, healthy-looking skin.
So...Which One Is Better?
It’s hard to say which is better per se. That said, one may be more appropriate than the other depending on your skin’s unique biology and your individual needs. If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment, dermaplaning is probably the better choice. But, if you’re okay with a bit of minor, (very) temporary redness and sensitivity, microdermabrasion is a deeper, more healing treatment.
Which Treatment Is More Appropriate for Sensitive Skin?
If you have very sensitive skin, dermaplaning is for you. Because the treatment involves no abrasion or pressure on the skin, it’s gentle enough to treat even the most sensitive skin types. That said, certain skin conditions and topical medications are contraindications of dermaplaning. These include:
● Active cold sores
● Inflamed acne lesions
● Open skin wounds
● Skin cancer, cancerous moles
● Using Accutane within the last six months
● Using retinol within the last week
Bottom Line? Both treatments are highly effective, but ultimately, the choice is up to you! If you have questions about which treatment is best for you, feel free to contact our team for expert advice on your skincare options!
Ready for Flawless Skin? Let Derma Dolce Deliver It
If you’re ready for the most incredible skin of your life, our team at Derma Dolce is here to make your dream a reality. Whether you’re looking to turn back the clock on aging skin, tackle persistent acne, give your complexion a touch of fullness, or reduce signs of sun damage, our individually tailored treatments are designed to deliver results. To learn more about our wide variety of in-office treatments or the professional-grade, at-home skincare solutions we carry, give our team a call at 763-355-3984. You deserve gorgeous, glowing skin, and we’re excited to help you achieve it!