Skin Care

HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion: Is One Better Than the Other?

When it comes to skin treatments, we certainly have enough options to choose from. It does become a little easier to narrow down your options once you know what you want to achieve though. Today, we will be looking at two popular skin treatment options, microdermabrasion and the HydraFacial.

While some people simply love the exfoliation provided by microdermabrasion, a HydraFacial offers some additional benefits that incorporate antioxidants and hydration. A HydraFacial is also customisable, which ensures every patient is addressing their specific skin concerns.

Whether you decide on microdermabrasion, a HydraFacial ( or a combination of the two, you will need a series of treatments before you’ll be able to see a noticeable difference. Most people require anywhere from three to six treatments to achieve their desired result.

Let’s look at some of the key differences between these two treatments so that you can decide on the right option for you.

HydraFacial 101

In a nutshell, a HydraFacial is an advanced microdermabrasion treatment.

A HydraFacial is a facial resurfacing treatment that includes multiple steps designed to help patients achieve their skincare results, all without the need for any downtime. During a HydraFacial treatment, your skin will be cleaned, exfoliated and hydrated using hyaluronic acid, peptides and antioxidants in the form of a serum.

Before your treatment is administered, your clinician will thoroughly analyse your skin so that it can be determined whether you will need any additional treatments. Based on your specific skin concerns, you may find that laser treatments and peels need to be incorporated into your treatment plan for the best results. For example, a HydraFacial will resurface and rejuvenate your skin but a peel can promote the production of elastin and collagen, which will target fine lines and wrinkles.

You can expect to walk away from your treatment with a literal glow. You will find that your usual skincare products will also have a more noticeable effect and your makeup will blend more easily.

Many people turn to HydraFacial treatments just before a big event as it improves the tone and texture of their skin so that they can step out with a glowing appearance.

Microdermabrasion 101

There are several different types of microdermabrasion treatments, but they are all designed to exfoliate the skin. Today’s treatments are more precise and comfortable than ever before, with some also including serums for an added hydrating effect.

During a microdermabrasion treatment, the top layer of your skin will be gently and painlessly removed, leaving with a softer, smoother appearance. Along with the exfoliating effects, the treatment also removes dead skin cells, encourages collagen production, stimulates blood flow and cleans your pores. Microdermabrasion treatments are often also paired with additional treatments in an effort to achieve the best possible results.

At the end of the day, the treatment that you decide on will largely depend on your skincare goals as well as your preferences. Most cosmetic clinics offer both options so get your clinician to provide you with a professional recommendation once your skin has been analysed.

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