You may have heard increasing buzz recently about microneedling and dermaplaning. These are two terrific beauty treatments we perform with great regularity and success at all our Water’s Edge Dermatology MediSpa locations. The most common questions about these amazing aesthetic services are: Why, and When?
Why choose microneedling and dermaplaning, as opposed to other aesthetic services? Why choose one vs. the other? And when is the right time to choose them?
To answer these and other questions, let’s take a closer look at both microneedling, and dermaplaning. There are some very good reasons why they’re trending so heavily days — and not only with women.
Addressing an “Age-Old” Problem with Microneedling & Dermaplaning Treatments
Do you feel a twinge of envy when you see someone with flawless, baby-smooth skin? Do you sigh when you look in the mirror? Fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scars, spots – almost everyone has them. With age, uneven texture and signs of sun damage are common. The skin loses collagen and elastin proteins, giving it the characteristic aged appearance. But smoother skin doesn’t have to remain a dream. Here are two minimally invasive procedures that can give you smoother, brighter, more youthful skin.
Microneedling to turn back hands (and face!) of time
Microneedling involves piercing the top layer of your skin with a dermaroller. This small hand-held instrument is like a paint roller coated with tiny needles. It creates hundreds of little invisible punctures that jump-start the skin’s natural healing mechanisms.
That may sound a bit scary, but this in-office, minimally invasive procedure is virtually painless. Afterwards, you may have some mild swelling and slight bruising. If so, that all resolves within 2-3 days…revealing the beautiful new you underneath.
You’re probably wondering how puncturing the skin can be a good thing. Well you see, we know for sure that aging skin lacks collagen. And the microneedling punctures stimulate collagen production. That’s why it’s also called “collagen induction therapy”. An added benefit is that your skincare products penetrate and are absorbed better, after a microneedling session.
Take a look here at about thirty seconds of video from one of our microneedling treatment sessions. After only a few, you’ll notice a reduction in fine lines, deep wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Studies show that nearly 100 percent of people report excellent results on the anti-aging front.
And, microneedling treatments are also showing outstanding results in reducing the severity of acne scars following treatment. So whether it’s turning back the clock, helping clear old acne scars (or maybe both) … microneedling may be right for you.
Dermaplaning for Healthy, Radiant Skin
Have you ever wondered why your favorite exfoliating cleanser makes your skin look smoother? It’s because it scrapes off that lurking outer layer of dull, dead cells on the skin surface. Dermaplaning is essentially the same thing – exfoliation – but it’s extra-effective because it’s performed by a licensed, trained skincare professional using a sterile surgical-grade scalpel (if that sounds scary, think of it as a fancy razor!).
Dead skin cells and fine hairs need to go, because they make your complexion dull and flaky. They clog pores and predispose your skin to breakouts. Removing dead skin with dermaplaning can benefit all skin types (except people with active inflammatory acne), and restore that youthful glow you long for.
This is a noninvasive in-office procedure that gently shaves the skin surface. You’ll notice improved tone and texture – how does silky smooth skin sound? There’ll be a reduction in acne scars and hyperpigmentation. You’ll have less peach fuzz and your makeup will go on super smooth. Your skincare products will penetrate and work better. Periodic follow-up sessions will keep you glowing.
Here, take a look at 15 seconds of video showing a dermaplaning treatment in progress at one of our Water’s Edge Dermatology offices. It’s painless and there’s virtually no downtime, other than some slight redness. So, you could get a treatment during your lunch break and head straight back to the office.
When it comes to beauty treatments such as dermaplaning and microneedling, please remember that these are precision procedures. You don’t simply want to find “the best deal” and take your chances. You want to find the best facility.
As they are at Water’s Edge Dermatology, dermaplaning and microneedling treatments are best done by highly trained, experienced, licensed and insured aestheticians – or dermatologists trained in cosmetic dermatology. And for proper peace of mind, cosmetic procedures are best performed in the safety of a medical office setting.