When it comes to facial treatments, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are two of the most common types. But what is the difference between the two? And which type will give the best results? Here at Karma Beauty in Preston, we are microdermabrasion experts. As a result, we have produced this guide comparing dermabrasion and microdermabrasion facial treatments.


For this facial treatment, you will need to consult your doctor, before you begin, and you may need to stop taking certain medications or alter the doses before dermabrasion treatment.

During the treatment a local anesthetic will be applied to the facial areas.

The treatment will be carried our by a doctor or dermatologist. An assistant will hold the skin smooth and taut, while the doctor uses a dermabrator to sand your skin.

After treatment the side effects can include swelling, redness, rashes, and outbreaks of spots.


For this facial treatment you will discuss your needs with a microdermerbrasion therapist. Here at Karma Beauty in Preston, our experts will guide you through the process and we offer a full pre-treatment service. You will not need to prepare for treatment.

During the treatment we will use our specialized handsets to remove outer layers of dead skin from across your face. This will leave your face feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

After the treatment you may experience a slight tingling experience and redness. However, this should only last for up to 24 hours.

Overall, each of these treatments aim to reduce the visibility of:

  • wrinkles
  • age spots
  • scars
  • sun damage

However, microdermabrasion has fewer negative side effects and can produce results equal to or exceeding that of a dermabrasion treatment.

If you are looking for an effective facial treatment, why not contact us today to find out more about microdermabrasion?

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