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Is Dermaplaning the Same as Microdermabrasion?

Dermaplaning at Fountain of You Medical Spa

The world of med spas offers many wonderful treatments to keep your skin looking and feeling young and healthy.  But, there are some big words used at med spas!  Dermaplaning?  Microdermabrasion?  They sound similar.  Are they the same thing?

Dermaplaning and microdermabrasion are two types of facials offered at Fountain of You.  Notice that we said “two types of facials.”  They are not the same. 

They each offer something unique, depending upon your facial skin care needs.  If you aren’t sure which one you need or want, then keep reading!

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a facial that starts with a quick cleansing, toning, and degreasing, followed by pore extraction (bye-bye, blackheads!).  All of this is then followed by the scraping procedure.  The scraping procedure is done with a surgical scalpel, but there is NO cutting involved, merely scraping of the skin.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Facials such as our OxyGeneo Superfacial are microdermabrasion facials.  Microdermabrasion facials are conducted using an abrasive, sanding-type tool to sand away the outer layer of dead skin cells. 

How Are They Alike and Different?

While both area type of facial, they use different instruments to achieve their goal.  Dermaplaning uses the scalpel, and microdermabrasion uses the “sanding” tool.  Dermaplaning is an excellent way to remove unwanted “peach fuzz.”  Women, especially, may feel uncomfortable if they think their face appears fuzzy.  Dermaplaning is the solution for that.  Additionally, dermaplaning can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.  On the other hand, microdermabrasion focuses more on the evening of skin tone, such as hyperpigmentation or dark spots.  Both result in fresh skin and a bright appearance!

Is either Facial Painful?

No, neither facial is painful.  Neither requires any form of sedation or numbing.  Dermaplaning is done with a light stroke and may even feel relaxing to you.  Microdermabrasion has been compared to feeling like your face is being licked by a cat – a bit gritty but not painful!

Are the Facials Comparable in Price?

Yes, the two types of facials are quite comparable in price and will likely vary in price between each other by only about $50.  Right now, at Fountain of You, we are offering an OxyGeneo Superfacial which is a 3-step microdermabrasion facial for $125, a savings of $75.  This is an excellent price for a little bit of self-care that will truly benefit your skin!

Where Can I Go For Dermaplaning or Microdermabrasion?

If you have decided it’s time to give your facial skin some proper pampering, then give us a call at Fountain of You or go online to make your appointment!  With locations in both Melbourne and Merritt Island, we are ready to serve you and all your skin care needs.  Offering dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, Botox, laser hair removal, and more, let Fountain of You be your first choice in med spas!

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May 2023


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