Dermaplaning is a safe and effective process used in conjunction with other procedures to eliminate surface imperfections of the facial skin such as wrinkles, dark spots, acne scarring and stretch marks.
Dermaplaning is a method of removing the outermost layer of skin and small fine vellus hair using a sterile surgical blade that is gently rubbed against the skin in the same motion of shaving. Dermaplaning is primarily used on the face. A mild peeling agent is used in combination with the dermaplaning tool to increase the amount of skin removed. This process triggers the regeneration of skin cells.
Dermaplaning is typically a painless procedure, requiring no anesthetic. The procedure can be completed in about 30 minutes and requires no downtime or post treatment. Following the dermaplaning procedure, the skin may be a more sensitive to some chemicals, and the usual sun exposure precautions are recommended.
Although a blade is used in the process, dermaplaning is superficial in nature and is not a procedure that would cause scarring on the face. Dermaplaning treatment leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother. This procedure can be repeated every few weeks, or as needed.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally-invasive exfoliation procedure that improves the appearance of skin. It helps to enhance circulation and lymph flow. There is no downtime. Microdermabrasion does not require anesthesia and can be combined with other skin care procedures.
The Microdermabrasion Procedure
During the procedure, a handheld device that transmits crystals of aluminum oxide is swept across the targeted area of skin. The crystals are then suctioned away, with the dead skin, revealing the underlying skin..Results of the procedure are temporary and for continued improvement, treatments should be combined with other skin care procedures.
Risks of Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is considered safe for all skin types including Asian and dark-skinned patients who are at risk for developing skin discoloration from another type of treatment. Patients may experience a mild redness or irritation after microdermabrasion.