Microdermabrasion vs. Dermaplaning: Your Skincare Options

Not too long ago, your options for transforming your skin were fairly limited. You could consider a chemical peel, but that can with at least a few days of downtime. A facelift? Even longer. 

Fortunately, times have changed. Today, you’ve got options that minimize your inconvenience while still giving you dramatic results. In fact, there are no-downtime treatments that can help you get more even, more radiant, younger-looking skin.

Elaine Phuah, DO, MBA, FACOI, offers both dermaplaning and microdermabrasion at Hanami Medspa, in Fort Worth, Texas. With either of these treatments, she can remove dead and damaged skin cells and reveal the newer, more perfect skin that’s waiting underneath.

But which treatment is right for you? Let’s compare the two to find out.

Dermaplaning: what it is and how it works

During dermaplaning, Dr. Phuah uses a medical-grade scalpel to carefully, precisely scrape the surface of your skin. This allows her to clear away anything that could be keeping you from a radiant, even skin tone. Dermaplaning removes dead skin cells along with any hair on your face (including peach fuzz) to leave you with silky smooth skin. 

This treatment stimulates cell turnover in your face, encouraging the production of new skin cells to give you a youthful, even complexion. Also, because it delivers deep exfoliation, it helps other skincare products, like serums, absorb better. 

When you choose dermaplaning, you get a way to improve your skin’s texture so your makeup applies flawlessly. The results might look so good, you may decide to go bare-faced. 

Microdermabrasion: another way to improve skin tone and texture

Dr. Phuah can also use microdermabrasion to improve your skin’s texture and tone. During this treatment, she uses a specialized abrasive instrument either with a tip fitted with tiny crystals or a diamond tip to carefully sand away the top layer of your skin. This deep exfoliation delivers a bounty of skin perks, including reducing:

After microdermabrasion, you get smooth, glowing skin. One microdermabrasion treatment should be enough to refresh your appearance, but if you want more pronounced results, Dr. Phuah can offer a series of treatments.

Both microdermabrasion and dermaplaning come with no downtime. But because they work somewhat similarly, it might be challenging to choose the right treatment for yourself. Don’t worry. Dr. Phuah offers consultations so she can personalize the best skincare program for you. To get started, call Hanami Medspa or make an appointment online today.

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