MicroDermaplaning is a form of manual exfoliation. It is typically performed by a dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician at a professional skin care clinic.
MicroDermaplaning or epidermal leveling utilizes a sterile surgical blade called a dermatome. The dermatome is carefully stroked over the skin in even motions similar to shaving. Treatment time can be as short as 15-20 minutes.
Blading the skin with a dermatome painlessly removes dry, dead surface skin to reveal new, healthy skin cells. MicroDermaplaning poses no serious side effects and patients can resume normal activities immediately following treatment.
Typically, MicroDermaplaning is only performed on the face, taking care to avoid the eyelids and neck. No chemical or acid solutions are used in conjunction with Dermaplaning, making it less irritating for sensitive-skinned clients.
MicroDermaplaning is recommended to treat dry, rough skin, acne scars, uneven skin tone, large pores, fine lines…even unwanted facial hair.
MicroDermaplaning is a safe, effective treatment for overall skin rejuvenation. It can produce a smoother skin texture and a clearer complexion, while minimizing fine lines and minor scars.
Since the MicroDermaplaning dermatome is a sharp blade, unwanted peach fuzz or whiskers may also be eliminated during treatment. In this manner, MicroDermaplaning offers a rare combination of skin rejuvenation and facial hair removal benefits.
Acne scars and minor wrinkles can be minimized with MicroDermaplaning as the dermatome blade removes damaged epidermal skin. Since MicroDermaplaning removes dead skin more swiftly and cleanly than the natural shedding process allows, it can also trigger speedier skin cell turnover.
Microdermabrasion has long been one of the top non-surgical treatments for facial skin rejuvenation. And while MicroDermaplaning and Microdermabrasion address most of the same skin issues, the treatment mechanism and the effects can be slightly different.
Microdermabrasion exfoliates the surface skin with a pressurized stream of abrasive crystals. Compared to MicroDermaplaning using the sharp dermatome/ surgical blade.
MicroDermaplaning is often considered a more aggressive form of exfoliation than Microdermabrasion—prominent acne scars and wrinkles may be better treated with MicroDermaplaning. However, the potential for nicks and cuts during MicroDermaplaning also creates the possibility of bleeding or skin infection post treatment.
More manual skill is usually required on the part of the MicroDermaplaning treatment aesthetician.