Microdermabrasion vs Dermaplaning


We all want healthy, younger-looking skin and there are many ways to go about achieving the look we want. We're going to look at two similar options available at Allure Medical Spa and discuss how they're similar and different so you can best decide what's right for you!

Dermaplaning is gentle, non-invasive exfoliating process by which the aesthetician uses a sterile surgical scapel to "shave" the surface of the skin, removing the top layer of dead skin and fine vellus hair or "peach fuzz", leaving  your skin smooth and better able to absorb things like cleaners and moisterizers. 

Microdermabrasion is also a non-invasive exfoliating process that involves using a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing dead skin and helping to improve the skin's texture and signs of aging by promoting collagen production and stimulating new skin growth. Unlike dermaplaning, microdermabrasion does not remove the vellus hairs (peach fuzz) from the face.

If you have very sensitive skin or a skin condition like rosacea that makes you succeptible to reddened skin, then dermaplaning is a perfect, more gentle alternative to microdermabrasion which does make minor abrasions to the skin in order to exfoliate. If you are prone to acne breakouts, dermaplaning may not be right for your as the scapel can move bacteria around on the face. Both of these services can be combined with chemical peels and masks and they both have zero downtime! Scheduling a consulation with one of our knowledgeable aestheticians will help you decide which facial treatment is right for  you! 

Katie Rymon Katie is the office manager for Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center and the Continence Management Institute. She has two small children and in her free time enjoys running, reading, and baking.

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