HydraFacial vs. Chemical Peel: Which is Better?

February 21st, 2020 3:16am

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Most people emphasize the importance of having a good lifestyle and a balanced diet will give you healthy skin. By avoiding irritants and distressing chemicals found in excessive drinking, constant junk food consumption, and smoking, you will be able to confidently flaunt the flawless skin you have.

But is it too late for other people? There are currently effective treatments you can go for to have that flawless and elegant skin. HydraFacial in Toronto is excessively popular with its almost instantaneous results, but does that mean you have to say goodbye to other treatments like Chemical Peel? Or should you start looking up for ideal Toronto HydraFacial treatments  online?

Like most treatments, it might work differently on other people, since there are different kinds of skin types. There are specific skin products out there that cater to different skin types, and they have different properties to make sure the skin gets the vitamins and minerals it’s deficient in. Some of the popular treatments these days are facials like the Chemical Peel and the current hype is the HydraFacial that’s offered in professional clinics.

What is a HydraFacial?

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This is a new cutting-edge technology that maintains the skin’s health and retains its natural glow through exfoliation and infusing serums at the same time. It removes the dead skin cells on the outer layer of the face through a suction machine. It unclogs pores that are filled with dirt and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and looking brighter.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Clogged pores
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne
  • Oily skin

It’s quite popular since it’s not as painful as other facials like laser peels and ulthera facial, but provides amazing results. This is safe as there are no scarring or pricking involved - it’s safe for any skin type and condition. Since this treatment is almost painless, it also has no downtime and there’s usually no redness and swelling afterwards - you can even apply makeup as soon as it’s done! HydraFacial in Toronto city is quite packed with appointments, and you can see why. There are a lot of Toronto HydraFacial centres that guarantee great results, so keep an eye out for promos and deals.

HydraFacials earned its popularity by being dubbed as the most effective rejuvenation treatment for skin of all types. It goes through these steps:


This is where they remove the dead skin cells and dirt that accumulate on the outer layer of the skin. Exfoliation is usually a part of facials like microdermabrasion, facials, and chemical peels.

Gentle Peeling

This effectively removes the contaminants and debris stuck in the pores that usually cause acne and pore irritation. The debris and other dirty elements are being sucked in a vortex without any pricking and scarring. Imagine a vacuum effectively cleaning your face.


This is the final step wherein they fully hydrate your skin with special serums that make your skin firmer, stronger, and healthier. This step makes your skin protected from pollution and it makes your skin feel refreshed.

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What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels  almost work the same way as HydraFacial as it mainly focuses on exposing healthy skin. Chemical peels remove the layer filled with dead cells and debris from pollution and dirt. As it removes this layer, it brings out the healthier skin beneath - free from sun damage and discolouration. It’s done with the use of a special chemical that helps your skin blister and peels off the damaged layer of the skin. The new layer of skin is healthier, smoother, and wrinkle-free.

  • Fine lines around the eyes and mouth
  • Sun damage
  • Ageing
  • Mild scarring
  • Acne
  • Skin discolouration
  • Rough skin texture

The downside of chemical peel is the sensitivity to the sun after the treatment, expect to wear sunscreen every day. There’s also the process itself - it can be painful, some would describe it as a burning sensation on areas treated. Expect swelling and redness for 3-7 days, and peeling and scabbing of areas that were treated. This means refraining from using products that might irritate the skin and fresh patches. There are different kinds of chemical peels:

Light Chemical Peel

A lighter peel that removes the outer layer of the skin, and used to treat wrinkles, acne, skin discolouration, and even dryness. This kind of treatment can be done every 2 to 5 weeks for better results.

Medium Chemical Peel

This kind of chemical peel removes the skin cells on the epidermis and portions of the middle layer as well. This treats deep wrinkles, acne scars, and severe skin discolouration. It can be done every 3 to 9 months for better results.

Deep Chemical Peel

This removes the outer layer, and portions of the middle and lower layers of the skin as well. This is only for really deep wrinkles, severe scars, or precancerous growths. This kind of treatment is only done once and can be extremely painful. This is only done when it’s really recommended by the doctor.

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Which is Better?

While both have the same goal, which is to exfoliate the skin and peel off the layer with dead skin cells and debris, there’s a huge difference between chemical peel and HydroFacial. chemical peel is harsher and definitely more painful, but it tackles severe skin issues like deep wrinkles, scarring, and severe skin discolouration quite perfectly. However, it has a longer downtime compared to most facials as it makes your skin peel for a while. It is not advisable to peel them by force as it might lead to permanent scarring.

If your skin is sensitive and doesn’t have that many issues, you should consider trying HydraFacial for now and enjoy the painless procedure. Get your skin treated with HydraFacial in Toronto city or anywhere near you.

Clinique de Mode provides excellent service and assures good results. Book your HydraFacial or chemical peel appointment today !

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