Arlington Plastic Surgery, Anthony Tran, Arlington, Texas

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery,
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

3300 Matlock Rd.

Arlington, TX 76015

(817) 467-5081

(682) 217-1080

Spanish & Vietnamese speakers are available

Fax - (817) 557-4646

Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion

With so many varieties of exfoliating treatments offered, it can be difficult to know which treatment is right for you and your skin. Many exfoliation procedures are very similar when it comes to results, with slight variations in technique and practice. If you are looking for a non-invasive, fast, effective, exfoliation procedure that requires little to no recovery time, consider either microdermabrasion or dermaplaning. Each offers the benefits of advanced exfoliation, including soft, smooth skin, anti-aging properties, and a healthy, glowing complexion. However, there are differences between the two treatments; compare microderm and dermaplaning below to determine which procedure will best fit your needs.

Microdermabrasion

Microderm has been one of the top non-surgical treatments used to rejuvenate and renew facial skin. There are two types of treatment options: diamond and crystal microdermabrasion. Diamond microderm, the most common, gently removes the top layers of dead, dull skin cells using a crushed diamond-encrusted vacuum suction wand. The treatment depends on the proficiency of the aesthetician, as they provide the manual pressure needed to correctly exfoliate the skin. This results in a smooth texture, brighter complexion, and collagen production, as well as the softening of fine lines and wrinkles and the reduction of acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and pore size. Crystal microdermabrasion, on the other hand, uses a vacuum machine to shoot aluminum oxide crystals at the skin to exfoliate away dead skin cells. This form of microderm relies on the accuracy of the machine, and is therefore considered less reliable and even less effective. At Arlington Rejuvenate med spa, diamond-tip microdermabrasion wands are used, so you can be assured you are receiving the best treatment option available. At least 5 sessions are recommended to see optimal results.

Microdermabrasion is not for everyone. If you suffer from skin conditions that cause redness, such as rosacea or very redness prone, sensitive skin, microderm may be too harsh for your skin type and may worsen existing redness/irritation/sensitivity. In this case, dermaplaning would be a better option.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation in which the aesthetician uses a sharp surgical blade to manually slough and scrape off any build-up of dead skin cells on the face. In addition to getting rid of dead cells, the treatment softens the appearance of fine lines and scarring. This procedure also removes any “peach fuzz,” also known as vellus hair, which can trap dirt and oil, causing breakouts and a dull complexion (and hair will not grow back darker or thicker). After dermaplaning, you will see the results immediately; your skin will be left smooth, soft, and radiant. Dermplaning is as easy as shaving, and is just as painless with no recovery time. Unlike microdermabrasion, this treatment is suitable for every skin type, including clients with sensitivities or redness.

Both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed, healthy, and brand new! Each procedure is noninvasive, virtually painless, and requires little to no recovery time. When choosing a treatment method, take into consideration your specific skin type and your skin’s unique needs.

If you are not sure which treatment you should choose, ask an esthetician. Set up an appointment for a facial (for example) and ask about other treatment options that would be ideal for your skin type. Call our office at 817-467-5081

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SHAVING YOUR FACE AND DERMAPLANING?

Two of the most common ways women remove their facial hair are shaving and dermaplaning. In reality, dermaplaning and shaving are very different treatments. Dermaplaning involves exfoliating your epidermis, as well as removing peach fuzz, with a sharp surgical blade and can be performed by one of our expert estheticians at True Skin Care Center.

During a dermaplaning treatment, your esthetician will scrape off the dead skin cells at the surface of your skin, providing you with a much more effective exfoliation treatment. This leads to smoother skin and a hairless, brighter complexion!

DERMAPLANING VS SHAVING: WHICH IS BETTER?

If you have excess hair, receiving a dermaplaning treatment from a professional will likely be more effective than shaving at home. Professional dermaplaning removes dirt and oil buildup in your hair follicles, which often occurs if you have excess hair on your face. Dermaplaning also provides much better exfoliation, which in turn leads to a smoother and brighter complexion. Here are all the amazing ways dermaplaning helps your face:

  • Softens rough skin, leaving your face looking and feeling smooth
  • Brightens your skin tone
  • Improves superficial hyperpigmentation
  • Helps improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

If you’re looking to simply get rid of your peach fuzz or upper lip hair, shaving may be a good option for you. However, be wary of razor burns and ingrown hairs.

See the subtle yet transformative effects of dermaplaning for yourself! Our expert estheticians provide gentle and effective dermaplaning treatments to give your skin a beautiful glow. Contact us to book an appointment today 817-467-5081!