Microdermabrasion Vs Dermaplane Treatment – Which Skin Exfoliation Type Better For You?

Do you know the difference between Microdermabrasion and Dermaplane? Wondering which treatment is better for your skin?
Both are ideal options for exfoliating old dead skin cells that might be suffocating the baby cells growing underneath.
Exfoliation is important for getting the most out of your treatments and absorbing those corrective skincare products.
There are many different methods of manual exfoliation, but two of the most popular tend to be Microdermabrasion and Dermaplane.
Let’s explore these 2 treatments in more depth. 



Microdermabrasion is performed using a hand piece that has a special tip to polish the outer layers of skin. It does this by suctioning the skin and removing dead skin with a crystal or diamond tip.
Some of the long term benefits of regular microdermabrasion include:
  • Smoother skin
  • Minimize appearance of aging
  • Brighter complexion
  • Brighten hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced appearance of scarring
  • Smaller pores 
You’ll need multiple treatments that should be done monthly with a home-care regimen to gain desired results depending on your concerns.
One of my favorite things about Microdermabrasion is that it can be done full body.
This process can leave your skin feeling very soft and smooth, but it is not intended for all skin types. The suction pulls on the skin, which is not ideal for mature skin. And the abrasive tips can also cause inflammation in sensitive areas such as active acne and rosacea areas. Due to the nature of  Microdermabrasion, it should be avoided when pregnant or breast feeding.

Microdermabrasion’s Big Sister – Dermaplane 

Things gets better with time and research. That is definitely the case with Dermaplane!
It is an excellent upgrade from microdermabrasion. Although Dermaplane might seem scarier because it uses a surgical scalpel to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It is actually more precise, gains results faster and removes more debris from the skin than microdermabrasion.
Dermaplane removes 15-20 layers of dead skin, which is like 3-4 weeks worth of dull dry dehydrated skin cells, oil, and makeup! You can expect the additional benefits of:
  • Smoother texture
  • More radiant skin
  • Softer fine lines and wrinkle
  • Reduced scarring
  • Less breakouts
  • Removal of vellus hair ( don’t worry, it won’t grow back darker or thicker)
All these benefits can be achieved in one treatment with no downtime and can be done monthly.
Dermaplaning is suited for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. It is highly recommended for aging and dry skin types as well as being paired with advance treatments.
Thats why if you’re preparing for events, holidays, a promotion or a conference it is the perfect addition to a HydraFacial treatment.

Which Exfoliation Type Is Best For Your Skin? 

As you consider the benefits of each treatment, remember that there is no right solution for everyone. The best option for you depends on your specific skin concerns and needs.
The perk to both treatments is that they are painless.
If you need a no downtime, less irritating solution that also removes peach fuzz you’ll want to consider Dermaplane. But if you’re fine with being slightly pink after your treatment and wanting to polish other areas on your body as well then you’ll want to talk more about microdermabrasion.
No matter which you choose, remember your skin is a gem that needs to be polished and buffed regularly so it can remain glowing healthy and vibrant.


So let’s find out which will be a good option for your skin by booking a consultation where our licensed esthetician will do a thorough analysis of your skin and skin concerns.


At Glowsthetics, we start every consultation with getting to know you, your past experiences, what worked, what didn’t, and start to make a plan for your dream skin.


You’re guaranteed to glow!


To schedule a free consultation and learn more about your skin visit us at glowsthetics.com/pages/online-booking or send us a text or give us a call at (470) 747- 8355.