What is the difference between dermaplaning and microdermabrasion?

I had a client recently who was concerned that she wouldn’t be able to have a dermaplane facial as she was told she couldn’t have microdermabrasion due to broken capillaries.

The good news for her was that it is absolutely fine, and dermaplaning is one of the safest procedures out there!


Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). Vellus hair can trap dirt and oil causing breakouts and a dull complexion. Dermaplaning immediately rejuvenates the skin by removing the outermost layer and is an easy, fast, painless and effective procedure involving the use of a surgical blade.

Using a scalpel and a delicate touch, the provider simply abrades the surface of the skin using light feathering strokes. It is a safe and great treatment to offer to clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding wanting a deep exfoliation and is suitable for every skin type.


Microdermabrasion is a medical procedure in which the skin is abraded down to the dermis using a whisk like roller device. There are many complications associated with dermabrasion, including infections and scarring, which is why it is not as commonly used anymore, as shown in its continuing decline in popularity.

Here at The Cosmetic Specialists we love to perform dermaplaning to enhance the absorption of our hyaluronic acid or vitamin D masks!

Contact us to find out more!

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