Microdermabrasion or Dermaplaning: Which Option is Best For You?

When you want to improve the health of your skin, you have a lot of options to consider, including the highly effective microdermabrasion treatments and innovative dermaplaning procedures.

Dr. Eliot Ghatan offers both in-office procedures to rejuvenate your skin and help you maintain a younger-looking appearance. While he can recommend which treatment is best for achieving your goals, it can help you to understand the differences in each process.

How microdermabrasion works

Microdermabrasion uses fine crystal materials to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. This procedure removes dead, damaged skin cells to reveal the healthy, vital skin underneath.

Microdermabrasion will improve complexion, improve acne, and provide you with a fresher look and more glow. Microdermabrasion treatments can even address areas of discoloration in the skin due to sun damage and aging.

An overview of dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a cosmetic treatment that also removes the top layer of skin but uses a surgical blade instead of crystals. Once the outer surface skin is gone, the smoother, younger skin below shines through.

Another benefit of dermaplaning is the procedure allows us the opportunity to eliminate debris that builds up on your skin, as well as the fine hairs that grow on your cheeks and chin.

Pros and cons of dermaplaning versus microdermabrasion

While either procedure can be effective at addressing common skin flaws that affect your self- confidence, you may prefer the benefits of dermaplaning over microdermabrasion if you have sensitive skin.

Dermaplaning is safe for all types of skin, while microdermabrasion may be too harsh for very dry or sensitive skin. However, microdermabrasion is a well-tolerated procedure as the suction is easily adjustable to each patient’s tolerance level. By removing the surface layer of skin with the fine crystals, this treatment can make a bigger impact on your skin’s tone and texture.

An expert’s opinion

Whether you’re more interested in one service over the other, we can help you make the final call by reviewing your medical history and discussing your cosmetic goals.

By tailoring treatment to your specific needs, we can ensure your skin’s health is well-protected and that you’ll enjoy exactly the results you’re looking to achieve. We can safely and effectively treat wrinkles, lines, and sun damage, giving you the younger, healthier-looking skin you’ve been dreaming about — all without downtime.

If you’re ready to get started on your journey to better skin without incisions or surgery risks, call Dr. Ghatan’s office today and learn more about the benefits of microdermabrasion and dermaplaning.

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