Dermaplaning vs. Microdermabrasion: What Esthetician Students Should Know

microdermabrasion Being an esthetician student means you are always learning new things about this rewarding profession. There are many terms to discover and keep in mind as you proceed through your studies to become a skilled practitioner in your field. At the Long Island Nail Skin & Hair Institute, our experienced instructors are well-versed in all the terms students need to know, and we’ll look at a couple here.

There are subtle differentiations between microdermabrasion and dermaplaning in Long Island, NY, and we’ll discuss them here for your education. Both are non-chemical and painless facial procedures. Each procedure helps with reducing wrinkles and renewing dull skin. Any client that you perform either of these procedures on will benefit from immediate, glowing results.

Let’s look at microdermabrasion first.

Microdermabrasion is a process in which an esthetician sprays the skin with a gentle exfoliant while vacuuming debris from the skin. It works well on fine lines, enlarged pores, blackheads, acne, and uneven skin tone.

Dermaplaning uses a scalpel and gentle feathering strokes to remove the top skin layer along with any peach fuzz on the face to reveal fresh skin below. It does not address issues such as hyperpigmentation.