Is Hydrafacial Better Than Microdermabrasion?

Many people often confuse HydraFacial as microdermabrasion or assume that they have the same benefits. The truth is, while similar, the treatments provide different benefits and are suitable for different people. Since HydraFacial is a gentler treatment, it is a better choice and appropriate for all skin types. Let’s discuss this in more detail.

Gentler Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a procedure that makes use of an abrasive instrument to exfoliate the outer layer of the skin. HydraFacial is a gentler treatment that uses liquid to suck out skin impurities and clean pores. One important distinction that makes HydraFacial preferable over microdermabrasion is the instrument used for exfoliation. Microdermabrasion, as the name suggests, uses an abrasive tool – either crystal or a diamond tip to essentially sand away the surface of the skin. HydraFacial uses the patent vortex technology that gently draws out impurities.

Microdermabrasion being more invasive can often aggravate sensitive skin further. HydraFacial being gentler causes less irritation and downtime. HydraFacial is also preferable for those with existing skin issues like acne and hyperpigmentation, which can get aggravated by the harsher microdermabrasion procedure.

Multi-purpose Treatment

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HydraFacial is a multi-step procedure that incorporates skin peels and antioxidant treatment, making it an all-in-one treatment. Unlike microdermabrasion, which can cause hyperpigmentation and reddening of the skin, the water-based HydraFacial has minimum side effects.

While both work on the same philosophy of cleaning skin pores, microdermabrasion only removes impurities. HydraFacial, on the other hand, also puts back customizable serums into the skin after exfoliation. The effects of HydraFacial are consequently longer-lasting and all-encompassing.

Less Painful

Microdermabrasion is completely unsuitable if you have a low pain threshold and sensitive skin. While not unbearable, the abrasive tip used during microdermabrasion treatment can feel harsh and cause inflammation post-procedure. HydraFacial, in contrast, uses a non-abrasive instrument that doesn’t sting during treatment.

More Benefits

Microdermabrasion helps to clean the skin out effectively, reduce oil and help fade dark spots. But it isn’t quite as effective in tackling conditions like wrinkles and fine lines that affect the deeper layers of skin. This is where HydraFacial gets the most bang for its buck. By being an all-in-one treatment, you get the benefits of exfoliation and cleansing, along with a reduction in fines lines and ageing.

HydraFacial must be balanced with a regular skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Make sure to get your GLOW Bright treatments at our Spa White Rock location. HydraFacial Morgan creek is gentler than chemical peels, micro-needling and, as earlier mentioned, microdermabrasion.