Like dermaplaning, microdermabrasion’s purpose is to exfoliate the face, leaving you with healthier, brighter looking skin. Though, the way it’s accomplished varies greatly. Microdermabrasion utilizes very small crystals to open pores, and a built-in vacuum to whisk away the loosened debris and dead skin cells. This stands in contrast to dermaplaning, which involves lightly scraping the skin with a surgical-grade scalpel. Both are effective in their own way. However, there are a few notable differences, as well as similarities. Knowing which is right for you depends on what you plan to treat.
A reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, acne and blackheads, as well as clearer skin are hallmarks of microdermabrasion treatments. However, microdermabrasion truly separates itself from the pack in convenience, efficacy, and application. Treatments are quick and easy, lasting in the 20 minute range. Convenient enough for a lunch-time procedure. Makeup, and other facial products, will work much more effectively (up to 50%) after your pores are cleaned and tightened, via the treatment.
All skin types are candidates for the procedure, with some tougher-than-usual maladies being wiped out through microdermabrasion. Those being the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, age spots and other superficial skin damage caused by the sun. Long term, the benefit of increasing blood flow and circulation to the skin will result in collagen production. With all the perks, it’s easy to see why microdermabrasion will be the right choice for you.