HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

August 8th, 2019 1:06am

HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

Now here are two treatments that regularly get mixed up -- microdermabrasion and the HydraFacial . They both work similarly in that they exfoliate the skin to help reveal a healthy, brilliant complexion underneath. When performed effectively, they also help promote collagen production, while improving the tone and texture of skin. They also provide age-defying results by tackling fine lines and wrinkles, treating age spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

Now, if you’re considering getting one of these exfoliating treatments, you’re probably thinking -- what’s the difference between these two? To help provide some clarity, we breakdown the differences between the HydraFacial  and microdermabrasion treatment and help you figure out, what’s the best procedure to invest in.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Of these treatments, microdermabrasion is the classic of the two. It works by exfoliating the outer layer of your skin and polishing it until it feels nice and smooth to the touch. This is done through a wand that exfoliates and sucks away impurities on the skin at the same time.

There are two types of microdermabrasion treatments -- crystal and diamond. The crystal treatment uses force or friction to remove debris from the skin while the diamond works like sanding paper, scraping off the top dermal layer. While the abrasiveness to these treatments can be adjusted to address your primary skincare concerns, these procedures are quite harsh on the skin overall.

In regards to downtime, microdermabrasion does cause redness, which typically lasts a couple hours. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin and the intensity of the treatment, patients may experience unexpected breakouts, dry skin and slight bruising, especially around the eyes where the skin is most fragile.

What Is A HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is microdermabasion’s younger, cooler cousin. While it does a lot of similar things like a regular microderm, the treatment is much more gentler on the skin and yields better results overall.

It’s a multi-step, patented treatment that involves cleansing, exfoliating, extracting and soothing the skin. During the extraction process, it uses a suction wand to suck away blackheads, dead skin cells and other impurities. The treatment area is then soothed with medical-grade serums packed with nutrients and antioxidants, which is crucial in helping hydrate the skin and making it look revitalized.

The treatment features the best of both worlds, its gentle but effective in helping achieve refreshed and younger looking skin with zero downtown . Some patients may experience some redness immediately post-treatment, but that typically subsides within the hour, making it the perfect lunchtime procedure.

Which Treatment Is Better?

Out with the old, and in with the new! That’s how we like the view the difference between HydraFacials and microdermabrasion treatments. HydraFacials are part of a new wave of skin rejuvenation procedures that’s quickly taking over the skincare scene.

Unlike the microdermabrasion treatment, HydraFacials are completely customizable and can be catered to your skin type and skin issues. While it does follow a patented four-step process, patients can also include add-ons to the treatment to help generate the results they’re looking for. The HydraFacial is also gentle enough for all skin types, including those who have sensitive or acne-prone skin. You never have to worry about getting an unexpected breakout after your treatment. Just youthful skin that’ll be the envy of all those around you!

If you want to try this revolutionary treatment for yourself, book it with Toronto’s leading medical spa and provider in HydraFacial treatments -- Clinique De Mode . If you’re looking to restore your skin’s natural glow without fear of unexpected side effects, the HydraFacial has your back. Book your appointment today !

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