If you’ve been looking for ways to refresh your skin and smooth out any wrinkles, scars or pre-cancerous growths, dermabrasion and dermaplaning are two treatments that you should know about. Both of these treatments use a controlled scraping method to “refinish” the skin’s top layers, resulting in a smoother appearance. Let’s take a closer look at these two treatments so you can decide which one is right for you. 


Dermabrasion is most commonly used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles. It works by removing the top few layers of dead skin so that new, healthy cells can take their place. To perform a dermabrasion treatment, a doctor will first administer an anesthetic before using a rotating brush with an abrasive surface to scrape away the top layers of your skin. Afterward, your face may be swollen and red for several days as it heals; however, after a few weeks, you should see significant improvements in your complexion. 


Dermaplaning is another type of “skin refinishing” treatment in which a dermatologist uses a scalpel and light strokes to gently remove dead skin cells along with peach fuzz from your face. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles while also improving the overall texture and tone of your skin. Unlike dermabrasion, there’s no need for numbing agents because this procedure isn’t painful – though it may feel mildly uncomfortable during certain parts of it. Dermaplaning can also be performed on small areas or on the entire face; it can even be combined with other procedures such as facelifts, scar removal/revision or chemical peels.  

Conclusion:     Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are two effective methods for refining and smoothing out rough patches on your skin caused by acne scars, wrinkles or pre-cancerous growths. While both involve scraping away some amount of your skin’s top layer, they do so in very different ways – dermabrasion uses an abrasive surface while dermaplaning utilizes a scalpel – so it’s important to talk to your dermatologist about which procedure is best for you before making any decisions. No matter what treatment you choose, however, rest assured that there are effective solutions available that can help give you younger-looking skin!