Although both are physical exfoliation procedures with anti-aging benefits, they are performed very differently. Both methods are noninvasive, virtually painless, and have no recovery time as well as leave the skin looking renewed and refreshed while minimizing superficial scarring and uneven skin tone. Microdermabrasion sands and suctions dead skins cells, which assists in the unclogging of pores around the nose, mouth, and chin. Dermaplaning scrapes away dead skin cells as well as vellus "peach fuzz" hairs. Unlike Dermaplaning, which can only be performed on the face, Microdermabrasion can be performed on other parts of the body such as the neck and decollete. While both services are available for almost everyone, Dermaplaning is better suited for those with skin sensitivity and redness. Selecting which service to get can boil down to person preference or esthetician suggestion.
There is no downtime and no side affects, so it's a perfect treatment for busy lifestyles.
Anytime! Once per month is recommended for best results.
Anyone can be! Dermaplaning is especially effective on those with dry or rough skin texture as it can help to minimize superficial acne scarring or uneven skin tone. It is also beneficial for more mature skin, which tends to have a buildup of dead cells as cellular turnover slows down with age. Since no chemicals are used in the procedure, it can be good for those who are allergic or sensitive to chemical peels. We do avoid treating anyone with acneic skin as this will only worsen the condition, however we do offer alternative facial treatments to help treat active acne and can offer Dermaplaning further down the line once the acne is better under control. The treatment is also great if you want to achieve a flawless makeup base as the vellus "peach fuzz" hair can cake up in foundation.
At Pia's we have a number of clients who come in regularly for facial waxes and love the option of receiving the Dermaplaning Treatment or Dermaplaning Facial as an occasional alternative so that they may receive the hair removal they are looking for with the added skin benefits, not to mention the pampering that comes with it. By removing the build-up of hair, oils, dirt and dry skin, it increases penetration of product, meaning quicker, better results.
There are no formal aftercare instructions. The esthetician who performs the treatment will advise you of any personal aftercare suggestions based on your skin care needs assessed during the procedure.
No preparation is required for Dermaplaning, its a perfect pick me up treatment for the busy professional.
Dermaplaning is a safe and painless physical exfoliation procedure. The esthetician will first cleanse and dry the skin, then the skin is stretched while the blade is held at a 45-degree angle to reduce the risk of nicking the skin. The esthetician uses gentle, small strokes to scrap off dead skin cells and vellus hair. After the Dermaplaning is complete, the esthetician will apply a serum or moisturizer depending on the clients skin type and a lip and eye product to finish. The hair will not grow back thicker or more stubbly.
It can feel tingly straight after, much like other exfoliation treatments, but the procedure is not painful.
Dermaplaning is only performed on the face.
Dermaplaning is a highly effective physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel held at a 45 degree angle to gently shave the skins surface, removing the top layer of dead skin cells along with fine, vellus "peach fuzz" hair, revealing a smoother and brighter complexion.
No medication is necessary for Dermaplaning. However, if you are currently using skin care products/medications such as Retin-A, Obagi, Acutane, or other strong exfoliants/peels/brightening treatments at home, they must stop being used at least 3 days before receiving the Dermaplaning treatment.
The atmosphere of this place is amazing“ The atmosphere of this place is amazing! I had my brows done this time and will definitely be back again for brows and other services. ”
Review by: Isabella V.
Pia is always so professional and I always feel comfortable with whomever I am booked with“ Pia is always so professional and I always feel comfortable with whomever I am booked with. I'll be back as always! You guys do a great job! ”
Review by: Ellen
Love this spa“ Love this spa! ! ! Great job in all services and a wonderful atmosphere to relax in. ”
Review by: Amy
From the time I walk in, to the time I leave, I am made to feel at home“ From the time I walk in, to the time I leave, I am made to feel at home. Everyone is so accommodating and friendly. I guess that's why I have been a repeat customer since Pia's was in that 2-room facility 5+ years ago! Keep doing what you do so well! ! ! ”
Review by: Kristi
I am alway appreciative of the time and consideration I am given whenever I am at Pias“ I am alway appreciative of the time and consideration I am given whenever I am at Pia's. Everyone is great! ”
Review by: Michelle C.
How do I express my joy:“ How do I express my joy: One warm neck wrap One warm eye pillow One nice blanket One pillow to hug One glass of sangria AND a spa pro that I love to see! Cheers and THANK YOU! ”
Review by: Lorena R.
Great experience all around“ Great experience all around. I come regularly and have never been disappointed, rather, every time again positively surprised how professional, courteous, and friendly everybody is. One more comment to the meticulous cleanliness of the treatment rooms as well as the common area. I am a stickler for hygiene and uncompromising cleanliness at a place where personal services are performed, and I can only say, my expectations have been consistently exceeded. Thank you so much for a great and painless experience! ”
Review by: Karin A.
I needed to get away today an escape if you will“ I needed to get away today an escape if you will. I decided last minute to see about the spa and luckily there was appointments available. My day was going bad . I escaped and as always I’m glad I did. A great job always . Thank you ”
Review by: Rosa
Such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked in the door“ Such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked in the door. The check in process was simple and front staff welcoming. Each technician was knowledgeable, professional and provided an excellent experience. I can’t wait for my next visit! ”
Review by: Carleen M.
I love this establishment “ I love this establishment . . . the employees are great. Almost an extension of your family. Ive been coming for 2 years-ish. And ill never stop unless i leave the state, lol! ! ! ! Smooches! ”
Review by: miaza j.
Everything was great, the staff is so approachable and the entire experience is classy and“ Everything was great, the staff is so approachable and the entire experience is classy and relaxing without being pretentious. I love the laid back attitude and am always satisfied with results. ”
Review by: Anne T.
This was my first visit to your Spa“ This was my first visit to your Spa. I found your business through Google. When I got to your Spa, I was so happy and felt right at home. I've been looking for a Spa like yours for a while now and I will definitely return and try other services. ”
Review by: Zee
I spoke with reception over the phone to purchase a gift card and it was quick and“ I spoke with reception over the phone to purchase a gift card and it was quick and painless - Thanks for making it so easy to pick up a treat someone! ”
Review by: KMS
Great service“ Great service! Always friendly and welcoming and the staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and so sweet! ”
Review by: Stefanie S.
The hostess was so nice and Sylvia of course always does an amazing job“ The hostess was so nice and Sylvia of course always does an amazing job. It was so nice to meet Pia. She was very sweet and pretty! I LOVE Pia's and tell everyone I know about the place. Thanks for everything! ”
Review by: Tara C.
Always a wonderful experience“ Always a wonderful experience. . . friendships have been formed and it's just a comfortable, welcomed environment. My Technician is awesome, the front desk is everything💋”
Review by: Miaza J.
She is the most amazing esthetician“ She is the most amazing esthetician! Every time I try something new she makes me feel so comfortable and reminds me I’m in great hands! ! Love this place and the staff! ! ! ! ”
Review by: Adrianna C.
my lash tech was great“ my lash tech was great! As this was my first time at your spa and first time getting lash extensions, she explained the whole procedure and what to expect during and after the process. She made this a very relaxing and pleasant experience. I love the results and look forward to returning for maintenance. Everyone I had any contact with both when I called for an appointment and when I arrived was very friendly, professional and helpful. Overall a lovely experience. I will recommend this spa to my friends. ”
Review by: Gail M.
Nicole is so incredibly amazing“ Nicole is so incredibly amazing. She is the best lash technician I have been to in st. Pete or Chicago. So kind and very skillful! ”
Review by: Grace m.
Very nice“ Very nice. Very relaxing setting. The staff is courteous and lots of smiles. I'd come back. I loved everything about Pia. Love, Detroit Michigan ❤ ”
Review by: Aleea L.
I have been a client for years and would not go to anyone else“ I have been a client for years and would not go to anyone else! Not only is she very professional and skilled, but she has a great personality, great sense of humor and possesses a natural gift for making clients feel at ease. She is very knowledgeable and educates her clients, as well. The receptionist is great! She has a wonderful presence and greets clients and provides excellent customer service. ”
Review by: Terri
Always professional and efficient“ Always professional and efficient. Will always come back to Pia and love the staff and location. ;-) Wife also uses Pia South Tampa and is always satisfied too. ”
Review by: Wesley N.
As always my girl did a great job on my brows and bikini line“ As always my girl did a great job on my brows and bikini line. The really super aspect of this visit was the fact that they were able to take me a whole day earlier when I called to say that I got off work earlier than expected and could be there in ten minutes. What a time saver! Thanks again ladies! ”
Review by: B
The overall experience is the best at Pia“ The overall experience is the best at Pia! They are all so professional! The estheticians are all great! Everything is so clean! Wonderful experience! ”
Review by: Kathy B.