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Microdermabrasion or Dermaplaning: Which Option Is Best for You?

Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. Two treatments sweeping the nation, but which is the right choice for you? We are committed to not only helping you decide which treatment is right for you but also giving you the skin you’ve always dreamed of. 

Our team at Modern Wellness Clinic specializes in beauty treatments like microdermabrasion and dermaplaning and can guide you toward the best option for you. 

Overview of microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a process in which an abrasive instrument sands aways the dead, outer layer of your skin to reveal softer, younger-looking skin. This typically hand-held device will either spray your skin with very fine crystals to exfoliate and clean your skin and pores, or the device will have a diamond tip that simultaneously sucks away dead skin and irritants while exfoliating.

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure and is relatively painless. You should only experience sunburnlike irritation after treatment. We will apply a gentle moisturizer to help soothe irritation. 

Overview of dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is also a skin treatment, but instead of an abrasive instrument, we use an exfoliating blade to remove dead skin, hair, and other imperfections. We gently and slowly drag a blade across your face, ridding your skin of flaws and clearing away irritants, toxins, and other damage. Dermaplaning is effective in giving you smooth, glowing skin.

This procedure has a low risk of side effects. You may experience reddening after treatment, but this typically clears up shortly after the procedure. 

Which is the best option for you?

Now that you know the basics of each procedure, it’s time to decide which is the best for you and your needs. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

What’s your goal?

If your main problem is acne, microdermabrasion might be the best choice for you. Microdermabrasion is best for completely cleaning out your pores and making them look smaller. You can use a microdermabrasion session to attack pesky stretch marks as well. This procedure is also best if you’re looking to erase the appearance of more severe scars and sun damage. Simply put, microdermabrasion is the heavy lifter of skin care. 

On the other hand, dermaplaning is best if you’re mainly concerned about more superficial skin problems like dryness, scars, skin tone issues, and wrinkles. Dermaplaning is also great for getting rid of stubborn peach fuzz, which can trap oil and dirt, causing more acne. 

What’s your skin like?

If you’re naturally prone to redness, have a condition like rosacea, or have sensitive skin, you might want to avoid microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning is a gentler process if you are concerned about how your skin will react to treatment. 

What’s your schedule like?

With microdermabrasion, you typically need multiple weekly sessions at first followed by maintenance sessions as needed. Dermaplaning can require more frequent treatment sessions depending on the kind of results you want. 

In conclusion

Both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are popular skin treatments and for good reason: They’re both extremely effective. They’re excellent for treating a wide range of skin issues from stretch marks and acne scars to wrinkles and sun damage. Our experts can answer any questions you might have, address concerns,  and ultimately guide you towards the procedure that best fits your needs and skin goals. 

If you’ve been feeling less than your best in the skin you’re in, it’s time to invest in your confidence and beauty with microdermabrasion or dermaplaning. Put your best skin forward this year and call our office or schedule an appointment online.

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