Microdermabrasion vs Epidermal Leveling

by | May 19, 2022 | Skin Care

Microdermabrasion and epidermal leveling are used to exfoliate the tough outer layer of a person’s skin, but it can be hard to determine which is better for you if you are not familiar with both services.

What is Epidermal Leveling?

Epidermal leveling is a service that removes dead skin and facial hair, sometimes known as peach fuzz, by using a special kind of blade to gently scrape the skin. This service is useful because it creates a youthful and smooth look to the skin. Epidermal leveling causes fine lines and wrinkles to be much less noticeable. It also can help remove acne scars and visible sun damage spots. Because this service is minimally invasive, there is rarely any necessary recovery time. Some patients may experience some irritation and burning during the procedure, but they can return to life as usual immediately afterward.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a type of exfoliation that suctions the skin while also exfoliating dead skin. This method allows for blood circulation and a complete renewing of a person’s skin. Microdermabrasion uses crystals or diamonds to gently remove the surface of a person’s skin. The suction involved in this service allows for clear pores and enhanced blood circulation. Clearing pores is especially important for people who suffer from acne. Microdermabrasion is safe and helpful for all skin types. It helps to create a smooth skin texture while also reducing fine lines, sun damage, discoloration, and acne scars. Although the side effects of microdermabrasion are minimal, some people experience redness, swelling, sun sensitivity, dry skin, and slight bruising.

What is the difference?

Microdermabrasion and epidermal leveling work to exfoliate the skin, but there are several differences between the two services. The two services require different amounts of treatments. Microdermabrasion requires multiple sessions to begin with, but only requires monthly maintenance sessions after the first couple weeks. Epidermal leveling requires a completely different kind of maintenance that involves more frequent sessions. Epidermal leveling sessions are normally needed every three weeks. The service that a person should choose heavily relies on which practice would best meet their skin needs. For example, a person with large pores would greatly benefit from microdermabrasion. A person with dry skin or peach fuzz would benefit most from epidermal leveling. Both services have shown great results and help clients look young and healthy.

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