Dermaplaning Vs. Microdermabrasion
Dermaplaning is a trending form of exfoliation in which a sharp surgical blade is used to manually scrape off any build-up of dead skin cells on the face. in addition to getting rid of dead cells, the treatment also removes "peach fuzz", also known as vellus hair. Dermaplaning literally involves the concept of running a sharp professional knife across the face in order to exfoliate the skin... it's innovative but by no means a professional or effective treatment.
After dermaplaning, you will see the results immediately; your skin will be smooth and soft, however, as skincare experts, we have had the opportunity to experience a lot of treatments and dermaplaning is not something we would ever recommend. Although dermaplaning involves exfoliating the skin, it is based on a surgical blade, which in our opinion is extremely unsafe, as a surgical blade is very sharp and has no safety features to prevent the face from running into a cut on the face. A surgical blade should be used for what it's meant for, surgery, simple as that.
In addition to removing dead skin cells, dermaplaning claims to remove peach fuzz that has trapped oil and bacteria that causes breakouts. In our professional opinion, it's simply better to just wash your face as peach fuzz is the most delicate hair on the body with a specific purpose. Peach fuzz's biological purpose is to prevent that same oil and bacteria, they claim to be removing, from ever touching your face. So by removing peach fuzz you run into only a temporary benefit and instead run into the risk of breakouts and the root of the hair to grow upwards and appear darker and thicker than before.
On the other hand, Microdermabrasion involves a professional medical-grade exfoliating machine that allows ut to customize the treatment to your specific skincare need while providing professional, safe, and effective exfoliation without any side effects or harm.
Crystal Microdermabrasion Vs. Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Traditionally, a crystal microdermabrasion system contains a pump that creates a high-pressure blast of crystals, such as aluminum oxide and magnesium oxide to exfoliate the skin, while the vacuum removes the crystals and dead skin cells.
Unlike traditional crystal microdermabrasion, the Diamond Microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tipped precision handpiece to gently exfoliate the skin. The risk of crystal microdermabrasion is that some crystals can be inhaled or can tear the skin. Crystal microdermabrasion is messy and unsanitary as the crystals are hard to clean, therefore, this procedure has been replaced with the diamond tip microdermabrasion because it is a safer alternative that is effective, gentle, and won't leave any reside on the skin.
Our Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine
Free of irritation and any discomfort, The Pristine® Diamond Microdermabrasion machine offers patients a fully customizable, clean, and aesthetic treatment experience that is relaxing, enjoyable and delivers incredible results from the very first treatment. Professionals consistently choose the diamond microdermabrasion treatment over conventional, crystal-based systems, simply because it's that much better.
Unlike any other, the Pristine Diamond Tips® are made of genuine, laser-cut diamonds for a high-quality microdermabrasion treatment that professionally exfoliates the skin and buffs away dead skin cells from the surface. Each Diamond Tip was designed with a specific coarseness grade and tip size to allow a wide range of treatment options, allowing to reach hard crevices and delicate areas such as around the nose and under-eye area.
How Often Should You Get Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the top layer of the skin called the stratum corneum. Similar to brushing your teeth, microdermabrasion gently brushes away and removes skin debris. Since our skin usually regenerates at 30-day intervals, skin improvement with microdermabrasion is temporary and needs to be repeated once every 3-4 weeks.
Because of the non-invasive nature of the treatment, Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every 8 weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for at least a month and then change to getting the treatment done on a monthly maintenance program every 4 weeks.
Does Microdermabrasion Hurt?
The simple answer is no, microdermabrasion does not hurt. You may feel some abrasion from the diamond tips and slight suction but there is absolutely no pain involved throughout the treatment. Our system is capable of treating all skin types including very sensitive skin. Most patients find microdermabrasion to be a very relaxing superficial skin polishing treatment.
Is Microdermabrasion Safe?
Microdermabrasion, specifically diamond microdermabrasion, is extremely safe as it is painless, noninvasive, and does not blast toxic crystals onto the face like crystal microdermabrasion. There are no needles or anesthetics required for microdermabrasion. The vacuum pressure and speed are adjusted depending on the sensitivity and tolerance of the skin.
Microdermabrasion and Acne:
Although microdermabrasion can help improve mild acne and blemishes it's not the treatment of choice for inflammatory active acne. The procedure can hurt over inflamed pimples and trigger additional breakouts and irritation. Microdermabrasion doesn't do much to help improve more serious cases of acne as you will need medication to treat more serious acne.
Once your acne is well controlled, and no longer is inflamed, you can then have your microdermabrasion treatment which will help lighten discolored spots left after pimples heal as well as help remove any dead skin cells and tightens pores.
Who Is A Good Candidate for Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is useful for people with dull skin, mild acne, mild discoloration, and superficial acne scars. Microdermabrasion may be a good treatment for patients with superficial skin problems and busy lifestyles who are looking for amazing benefits with virtually no side effects or downtime.