Most everyone knows what Microdermabraision is, a form of exfoliation. You got to your Aesthetician and they use this little vacuum with some crystals and basically sand blast your face smooth, OR You go to your Aesthetician and they use the sam vacuum but the end is rough with bits of diamonds and they scrape off your dead skin until it is smooth and you look refreshed.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not nocking microderm. I perform this service on several of my own clients, it is a great way to noninvasively treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and dermatitis. But it is a bit old school. I mean this is something they were loving in the sixties, so yeah, the old ladies are gonna love it when you add it on to you facials.
But what if you are a woman with quite a bit of peach fuzz, like so much when the right light hits you, you look and feel like a teddy bear. Women want to be smooth and sexy (not meaning rail thin), not fuzzy. Microdermabraision doesn’t take care of your excess facial hair. In fact, if you have a lot of peach fuzz and it is long, the microderm can be painful for you because it will pull the hairs.
BUT that does not mean you have to suffer! There is this fabulous thing called dermaplaning. Now, the description is a little scary, but that is only because it is so simple. You take a scalpel and scrape off the entire first, dead layer of your skin. All of your dead skin cells, and peach fuzz will be removed by the gentle scraping motion of the scalpel and the beautiful new skin beneath will b e revealed for the world to see!
Dermaplaning can be used as a separate treatment for several things, anti aging, dry skin, acne scars, reducing grades 1 and 2 acne, regulating you skin’s oil production.
Microplaning is the same procedure, but in conjunction with a 1 hour corrective facial.
Dermaplaing go about twice the depth that microdermabraision goes, and has much more prominent effects. There is no down time after treatment, and you just have to apply sunscreen every day to prevent from damaging your new skin and you can wear your makeup right over it.
As a professional I would rather Dermaplane my clients that use a microdermabrasion machiene on them. In a way Dermaplaning is better because only Aestheticians can do it, you have to be certified in order to do it, and they don’t sell it on informercials.
What do you think, my fabulolus colleagues? Which one would you rather perform on your clients?