Is dermaplaning or microneedling better?

Microneedling vs microdermabrasion vs dermaplaning – my experience and results!

Chemical peels stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover. It definitely made me flinch a couple times – i mean, they are poking holes in your face with needles! This is because only a very thin layer of skin can be removed at a time. For best results, dermatologists recommend getting dermaplaning treatment every 4-6 weeks.


However, this should not be a worry at all. I do feel like i had a bit of a glow and i got a few compliments on my skin. Microdermabrasion and microneedling are usually not covered by health insurance. Two, i was afraid my peach fuzz would grow back thicker, like when you shave your legs.


A treatment for every skin imperfection

Emerge is a full-service medical spa ready to help you feel relaxed and revitalized. Post-micro is a great time to have an add on treatment such as a light peel since it will penetrate more deeply through the fresh skin. Microneedling can be slightly painful. As an exfoliating and rejuvenating treatment option, dermaplaning can help to improve a range of skin conditions and complaints, including: But the pain was tolerable and i’d do it again in a heartbeat.


Treatment #1 – microdermabrasion

So just after the treatment, my skin looked very pink, with darker red patches all over. Now you might be asking yourself, why would i want redness and abrasion? Let’s elaborate on the term dermaplane. This is a subtle treatment with virtually no down time aside from a little pinkness for about 24 hours.


Does microneedling look too painful or will you try it? leave comments below!

Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that uses tiny needles to micro-puncture the skin. I doubt this was nearly as painful however. One is a roller with a bunch of tiny needles on it that they manually roll over your face in a certain pattern. Microneedling also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes pores look tighter.


Treatment #3 – microneedling

Leaving the salon post-microdermabrasion, my skin was a little pink but nothing drastic and no tenderness, and my skin was definitely glowing! I kinda look scared! I had some pinkness and i could actually see a few lines (scrape marks) where maybe the razor went a little too deep in those spots, which freaked me out a little as i was afraid it would scar. But what is the difference between the two?


Comparing microdermabrasion with microneedling

For best results, dermatologists recommend getting 4-6 microneedling sessions. Microneedling combined with lasers may not be good for darker skin. Bb and cc creams both offer sheer coverage, so they look natural on the skin. At day 6, my skin was already softer, smoother, and my hyper-pigmentation patches looked as though they’d been broken up – yay!


Treatment #2 – dermaplaning

Your healthcare provider may recommend one or both treatments for you. Microdermabrasion has been around for quite some time and is done in either diamond tip form, or crystal form. When she was done she showed me all the gunk that had been suctioned off my face which was gross! Microdermabrasion, an offshoot of dermabrasion and skin resurfacing, can be done on the face and body to exfoliate (remove) dead or damaged cells at the top layer of skin.


Gross right? Microdermabrasion is like very gently “sandpapering” your skin. Some use a fixed diamond crystal exfoliating tip which essentially scrapes the surface layers of the skin while suctioning. I saved the best for last!


Microneedling vs dermaplaning | which is right for you?

Following the dermaplaning treatment, it’s common to have a mild peel because the results will be amazing! This article will explore potential benefits of microdermabrasion, from improving dull skin and reducing stretch marks, to improving pores and what… Poking many tiny holes in the skin makes it easier for the body to absorb some medications through the skin. Because of this – dermaplaning also allows for better product penetration, reduce the appearance of fine lines, even skin tone and assist in reducing milia, closed and open comedones, and minor acne breakouts associated with congested pores. Microdermabrasion is an non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a small electric instrument to spray tiny exfoliating crystals onto the skin while suctioning away all the debris.


Not recommended with

Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to make micro-perforations in the surface of the skin. Skin changes such as acne, melasma and hyperpigmentation may go away on their own. Here’s the side by side before and after, of just after the procedure (when i got home) and six days later: Most of us have probably seen that picture of kim kardashian with a bloody face and thought what the heck? According to the 2018 statistic report from the american society for plastic surgeons, microdermabrasion costs an average of $131 per treatment.


What should you expect from a microneedling treatment?

A special machine with a rough tip removes the top layer of skin. ! At-home microdermabrasion and microneedling procedures are not recommended. Rolling it along the skin can make up to 250 tiny holes per square centimeter. Microdermabrasion is generally a safer procedure because it works at the top layer of your skin.


According to the american academy of dermatology, microneedling may help improve skin problems such as: Your healthcare provider may apply a skin cream or serum after your microneedling treatment, such as: Very fine needles are used to poke tiny holes in the skin. My face felt tighter this time. The benefits and risks of microneedling are less well-known. You may not see benefits from microneedling for several weeks to months after treatment.


Additionally, pregnancy may make the skin more sensitive. Patients should consult with a dermatologist about which procedure is best on an individual basis. It is a good add-on to other aesthetic procedures, and it allows skin care products to better penetrate the skin. People who get dermaplaning done will notice a difference in the appearance of skin within a week or so.


By Dr. Leonard Tachmes

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Chief of Plastic Surgery, Larkin Community Hospital. Screenwriter. Former Art Gallery Owner. Currently is main editor and fact checker of, which is a non-profit Wiki about cosmetic surgery industry. Read more about him: