Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning

Skip down for Dermaplaning

WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?

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.

HOW DOES MICRODERMABRASION WORK?

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.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

You will be laying on a table so your aesthetician can easily treat you. The wand of the microderm machine will be placed on your skin. The tiny crystals in the machine will gently exfoliate the surface of your skin, removing the dead skin cells. At the same time, a vacuum will suck the removed skin cells and debris away.

Microdermabrasion is suitable for all skin types and colors and will not cause scarring or color changes. You may experience dryness or tightness but that will subside within a day or so. If your skin does become red or dry, avoid makeup, stay moisturized, and as always, wear your sunscreen.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

Microdermabrasion has been shown to enhance the absorption of skincare products by the skin by up to 50%. This means that if you are treating your skin for acne, the skin will be more receptive to the product, so it can have better results than it normally would. You can get a microdermabrasion as often as you like to maintain your exfoliation. We have patients that schedule both weekly and monthly microderms.

Shop Now

WHAT IS DERMAPLANING?

Dermaplaning is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin.

HOW DOES DERMAPLANING WORK?

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.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

During your appointment, your provider will ask you to lay down on the treatment table. Using the surgical blade, she will gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz). Clearing this dead skin and peach fuzz helps kick-start the cell regeneration process and leave your skin with a smooth appearance and a radiant glow. Dermaplanes are performed on clean, dry skin on the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck.  Please keep in mind that dermaplaning is not a suitable treatment if you have excessive facial hair.

HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

The dead skin cells and fine peach fuzz will come back, so it is important to have a dermplane at least monthly. You can expect to see an instant improvement in skin texture and tone, while the long-term effects of dermaplaning are increased cell turnover, fewer wrinkles and dark spots, reduction of acne scarring, and the removal of fine facial hair.

Follow Us

Subscribe for Updates