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Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion: Ready, Set, Glow!

  • author name Niki Lannigan, CLT, Certified Oncology Skin Therapist Medical Aesthetician
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Say hello to warm weather and goodbye to dry, dull winter skin. Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are two popular treatments to help you step up your spring and summer glow. A medical aesthetician—a professional who specializes in in skin care, particularly facial skin care—can work with you to decide the best treatment for you.

What is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a painless way to exfoliate the top layer of skin and get rid of vellus hair…aka “peach fuzz” on your face. 

How it Works

A medical grade, straight sterile blade is used to gently stroke the face to exfoliate the dead skin cells and vellus hair from the epidermis layer of skin.

The Benefits of Dermaplaning 

Dermaplaning allows your skincare products to penetrate better and deeper into the dermis. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens skin tone, and assists in reducing milia (small hard round balls under the skin). Plus, it can help with minor breakouts of acne associated with clogged pores. You will get an overall smoothing appearance instantly. 

Make sure to get services from an aesthetician certified in this treatment.

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is another cosmetic treatment designed to get your skin glowing.

How Microdermabrasion Works

 A diamond tip form or crystal form is used to remove dead skin, dirt, and oil from your skin.

The Benefits 

Microdermabrasion helps with skin tone, texture, and other skin issues like acne scarring. First time users usually receive one pass and then more as they continue to have microdermabrasion treatments. You can expect slight redness. 

Schedule an appointment or learn more about both of these procedures by calling LG Health Physicians Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery at 717-291-1300

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Niki Lannigan, CLT, Certified Oncology Skin Therapist

Medical Aesthetician

Niki Lannigan is a medical aesthetician and certified laser technician with LG Health Physicians Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. She received her associate’s degree in marketing from York Technical Institute, and training at Lancaster School of Cosmetology. She is certified in microneedling with PRP, dermaplaning, microblading, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, tattoo removal, and CoolSculpting. She is also a make-up artist and a certified paramedical tattoo specialist able to provide cosmetic services to scars, lips, areolas and eyebrows. Niki is also certified in oncology esthetics, helping cancer patients take care of their skin.

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