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Dermaplane or Microderm? What's the difference?

July 1, 2018

What is the difference between dermaplaning and shaving?  

This is the question I get from a lot of my clients. 


Dermaplane uses a razor that looks like a scalpel. The razor has a protective guard that allows them to cut the hair at the level of the skin. A thin layer of skin is exfoliated in this treatment and facial hair removal is an added benefit.


Is using a scalpel dangerous?

This skin treatment is very safe. I use a custom dermaplaning blade to gently bump the dead skin cells off of the face with feather light strokes. It will feel similar to scraping a credit card across your skin.


Will my hair grow back thicker or darker?

No, absolutely not. There are two types of hair on the body, vellus hair and terminal hair. Terminal hair grows because of the influence of hormones. That is why men have beards. The type of hair that grows on a woman’s face is vellus hair and it is fine and wispy. After dermaplaning the hair will grow back with a blunt edge, which may be noticeable because it is a new sensation, but it will not grow back thicker or darker than it was prior to having a dermaplaning treatment.  

Is dermaplaning right for me?

Yes!! Every skin type can benefit from dermaplaning except for people who have active acne. The results are immediate and your skin will be smooth and glowing. Your skin care products will absorb better, unwanted peach fuzz will be removed and your makeup application will be flawless.


Check out my video on the right for a demonstration of dermaplane. 



What is microdermabrasion and what are the benefits?

Microdermabrasion uses a machine to buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals. This process also vacuums the dead skin away from the face. This is a form of exfoliation that will leave your skin glowing. ​Microdermabrasion has been used for multiple skin conditions. These include acne, acne scarring,  dull skin and fine lines.
Does microderm hurt? No, it doesn't hurt. Most clients say it feels uncomfortable and many say it feels like a cat's tongue licking your face.

As well as clearing away the dead skin cells, microdermabrasion also has other advantages:



The process can improve blood and lymphatic circulation deep within the skin, which can improve the internal health of the skin. The enhanced blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are supplied to the cells. This improves cell processes and therefore enhances the skin, improving elasticity.

Enhances Product Efficacy
Deep exfoliation enhances the absorption of skincare products by the skin. 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.
Pore Size And Health
Microdermabrasion can not only unclog pores but also reduces the size of them.  Microdermabrasion can help clear blockages by improving the circulation of the skin.
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