Microdermabrasion treatments, a less aggressive approach than dermabrasion, make use of a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, and sun damage.
Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin. Microdermabrasion uses microparticles, or a diamond-tipped wand, to slough off the top layer (epidermis) of your skin and stimulate new skin growth. This technique also helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. There is almost no discomfort in microdermabrasion, meaning you won’t need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime.
Dermaplaning is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. Dermaplaning is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities, and debris. This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and to regenerate new skin cells, leaving the complexion smooth, soft, and vibrant. Dermaplaning can:
- Remove light surface wrinkling
- Smooth acne scarring
- Improve skin texture
- Even out skin tone
- Help to unblock blackheads
- Reduce pore size
- Remove facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)
- Generate new healthy cell
- Enhances penetration of skin care products
Dermaplaning is a safe treatment when performed by a professional. All skin types and colors can benefit from dermaplaning or blading. This quick, non-surgical procedure is pain free. There is no swelling or pain associated with the dermaplaning procedure. Most people say it feels good and there is absolutely no down time.