Dermaplaning vs microdermabrasion – which skin treatment is better?
What are the benefits of dermaplaning compared with other skin-exfoliating treatments?
Dermaplaning differs from exfoliation techniques such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion as there is no chemical product, suction or crystals involved in the treatment.
Instead, dermaplaning uses a sterile blade to gently scrape dead skin cells and peach fuzz hair from your client’s face. Its purpose is to make your client’s skin radiant, youthful and smooth. It is a low-risk procedure and side effects may include slight redness in your client’s face for a few hours post-treatment. Dermaplaning is similar to shaving. Your client’s skin is exposed to harsh environmental toxins, irritants and sun damage on a daily basis. This can cause the top layer to appear dull and make clients to look older. Dermaplaning clears away those damaged skin cells so newer ones can emerge.
During a dermaplaning procedure, your client shouldn’t feel any pain. You will use an electronic or manual dermaplaning blade to scrape over their skin and this will continue for 20 minutes, as you gently work to exfoliate. After the treatment is finished, you can soothe your client’s skin with the appropriate product and then apply sunscreen to protect it.
Your client may notice that their skin looks brighter immediately after a dermaplaning treatment. As any redness subsides, they will be able to see the results even more clearly. Results of dermaplaning aren’t long lasting. After three weeks to a month, the results will have faded and so clients will have to have continuous treatments to maintain results.
Kim Hunjan is an experienced beauty therapist, entrepreneur, social media influencer and the creative director of LV College, which offers dermaplanning courses.