Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning

Yet another innovation that confuses many of the general public. I often get asked about Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning and what is the difference. Well, let’s investigate together…. And who knows we may be introducing one of these services into my salon.

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with a diamond or crystal-tipped wand to exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. This technique is
commonly used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. The procedure works by removing dead skin cells, stimulating collagen production, and improving blood flow to the skin. Microdermabrasion can be performed by a trained skincare professional or using at-home kits and typically requires little to no downtime. The one thing I will say here is that collagen production is a difficult thing to replenish and whilst we can
stimulate our bodies to produce it – as we get older this becomes harder and harder on our bodies to do. I recommend a marine-based collagen supplement.

A closeup of the doctor with a scalpel treating the woman’s skin. Dermaplaning treatment.

Dermablading, also known as dermaplaning, is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the face. The procedure is performed by a trained skincare professional and is designed to improve the appearance of the skin by promoting cellular turnover, smoothing out the skin’s texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Dermablading can also help to unclog pores, allowing skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes and requires no downtime, making it a popular choice for those looking for a quick and effective way to improve the overall appearance of their skin. Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are both non-invasive cosmetic procedures used to exfoliate the skin and improve its overall appearance. However, there are some differences between the two techniques.

Microdermabrasion involves the use of a device with a diamond or crystal-tipped wand to exfoliate the out layer of the skin. This technique is typically used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen production (again it is best to also take a collagen supplement) and improves blood flow to
the skin. The procedure is performed by a trained skincare professional.

Dermablading, on the other hand, involves the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells and fine hair from the face. This technique is designed to improve the appearance of the skin by promoting cellular turnover, smoothing out the skin’s texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Dermablading can also help to unclog pores, allowing skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin. The procedure is performed by a trained skincare professional and requires no downtime.

Overall, both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are effective exfoliation techniques that can improve the appearance of the skin. The choice between the two procedures will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Microdermabrasion may be a better option for those with more severe skin imperfections, while dermablading may be preferred by those looking to remove fine hair
or achieve a smoother skin texture.

The most important 2 tips I can tell you on this topic:

  1. Both these options should be performed by beauty
    professionals. Like in all things there are home DIY kits,
    however, like home waxing you are taking a massive risk of
    infection, scarring and accidentally causing more harm than
    good.
  2. Collagen production is severely reduced when we grow passed
    the age of 16 years. While microdermabrasion is a great way to

stimulate collagen production it will still need more of a
boost through a collagen supplement. (The one I recommend
can be purchased for a member discount just by creating a
free member account on this link).