These are two non-invasive, non-chemical facial procedures are often confusing, so we are giving you the breakdown in this showdown: Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion Treatment.

How are they similar?

Both of these treatments should be done by an esthetician and go hand in hand with a facial appointment, they are a painless additional step.  Both address renewing wrinkles and dull skin to expose another skin level.  

These procedures both provide immediate results and will have you leaving with a noticeable glow, but there are a few differences to consider.



Each of these has different devices.

Dermaplaning includes using a scalpel (yes, like the surgical one) while microdermabrasion is done with a small electric device.  


Suction/clogged pores

Microdermabrasion involves spraying your skin with an exfoliant while simultaneously sucking debris from your skin.  This exposes a new layer of skin and cleans the pores til they are bare.


Top layer & peach fuzz

Dermaplaning on the other hand manually removes the top layer with the scalpel (essentially a straight razor) and in doing so takes off the white peach fuzz we all have over our face.  Dermaplaning does not address hyperpigmentation or anything of that nature. Think how sometimes scraping off the top layer of something can reveal a shining lower layer, that’s exactly what Dermaplaning is.


Overall winner?

It depends on what your goals!  If dark spots, clogged pores and hyperpigmentation are more your concern then microdermabrasion is the way to go for you.  If you like your skin or feel like dryness is more your issue, then dermaplaning is your key to success.


Radiance by Roller is happy to speak with you one on one to help you find the best treatment for you.

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