Microdermabrasion vs. Hydrafacial

microdermabrasion vs. hydrafacial

Sand and sea, together they rouse a feeling of Zen. But, if I had to pick one to exfoliate my face, I’d have to go with water.

When it comes to exfoliation, water can deliver the same grade of results that grit can and in most cases, with a better outcome and fewer side effects – which brings me to the question, what exactly is the difference between Microdermabrasion vs. HydraFacial – lets dive in!

What is Microdermabrasion?

To start, Microdermabrasion is an earlier technology.

It’s a minimally invasive procedure designed to exfoliate the skin by using an abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin and remove the top layer while a vacuum sucks the removed skin cells and debris away.

It is a painless procedure that targets dead skin cells, blemishes, and fine lines.

The treatment takes up to 60-minutes and should be performed by highly trained medical personnel.

Common side effects of microdermabrasion include mild tenderness, swelling, and redness.

These generally go away within several hours after treatment.

Yikes! You may need to push back your dinner reservation. In some cases, patients experienced broken capillaries, acne and flakiness due to over exfoliation.

Overall Microdermabrasion treatment is a bit of a thing of the past, but it does continue to offer benefits as your skin will appear brighter, smoother and more radiant (once the redness and swelling wear off of course).

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a very popular medical spa hydradermabrasion treatment.

It includes four-steps that cleanses, extracts, exfoliates and hydrates. Like Microdermabrasion, HydraFacial targets dead skin cells, fine lines, and wrinkles.

But, unlike Microdermabrasion, HydraFacial is safe for all skin types and leaves your skin feeling supple and plump – not dried out.

The HydraFacial MD machine is a super exfoliator that uses a smooth vortex-fusion tool to infuse a serum that quenches the skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid as it exfoliates; by hydrating the skin simultaneously it tempers the exfoliation process and prevents the skin from drying out, leaving you with fully hydrated skin that appears younger, clearer and more luminous – with absolutely no side effects!

That’s because HydraFacial removes the dead skin with nutrient based water-like substances rather than just grit, so your skin won’t get irritated.

So what’s better? Hydrafacial or Microdermabrasion?

Hydrafacial

HydraFacial for the win!

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest, HydraFacial is the way to go.

The cost of HydraFacial is comparable to Microdermabrasion, both run anywhere from $150 to $300 per treatment, but HydraFacial can be done in half the time and offers more bang for your buck.

Bottom line, HydraFacial is a quicker, more gentle way to rejuvenate your skin while providing beneficial minerals that help your skin remain a healthy glow and youthful appearance.

 

It is the Winner of New Beauty Magazine 2018 as the “Go to facial for a healthy glow.” It offers amazing results that can be achieved in minutes.

 

There are also optional upgrades to a “Signature” HydraFacial that can be customized to meet your skin goals and concerns which may include growth factor with the CTGF Booster that is designed to restore skin health and helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

To target fine lines and wrinkles, the Dermabuilder Booster can improve skin tone and texture.

And for dark spots and sun damage, the Britenol Booster is clinically proven to leave skin glowing with a more even complexion with key ingredients including alpha-arbutin and Vitamin C that brings out a brighter complexion.

 

Another option that you may choose with your HydraFacial is Lymphatic drainage.

It stimulates the Lymphatic system and helps puffiness to go down on the face and under the eyes.

lymphatic drainage hydrafacial bucks county
Lymphatic drainage with Hydrafacial

With this add on, toxins are moved out of the lymph nodes and circulation is increased giving your face that much needed glow!

And lastly, you may opt for Red & Blue LED Light Therapy.

Red LED light therapy treat wrinkles, rosacea, sun damage and helps patient achieve a healthy glow. In addition, Red LEDs help reduce the appearance of scars, broken capillaries and promotes healing.

Blue LED light therapy is used to treat acne and blemishes caused from clogged pores.

 

If you are looking for a medspa that offers the HydraFacial, call (267) 388-0300 to set up your free consultation!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Hydrafacial Treatment

Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Hydrafacial in Bucks County, PA is proud to introduce the Hydrafacial treatment a three-step treatment that cleanses, extracts, hydrates, and reduces the signs of aging for people of all ages and skin types. Think of a microdermabrasion, facial, and peel in one but way better! It was even named Best Treatment by NewBeauty Magazine.

Never heard of the Hydrafacial?

Get to know this new treatment that’s gaining so much buzz! Here are three reasons why should get a Hydrafacial treatment:

  • Hydrafacials can correct a number of skin concerns. The Hydrafacial is a skin superstar. By using its patented vortex technology, it clears the skin of deep-rooted impurities and extracts and exfoliates by combining two types of acids that are gentle yet effective.

The Hydrafacial treatment has been found to help with a variety of skin concerns, ranging from excessive oil production, acne breakouts, sun damaged skin and wrinkles.

  • There is No Downtime. The Hydrafacial treatment cleanses the skin, followed by a non-irritating application of chemical peel to help reduce fine lines and discoloration.

And even though chemical peel is applied, because of the suction- like mechanism, you won’t peel and flake after the treatment and have downtime.

Patients may leave a little pink after the treatment depending on their skin sensitivity but that quickly goes away within minutes.

Compared to other treatments out there that require days of downtime, this is a great alternative to get glowing skin without having to figure out the best time to do it.

  • It only takes 30 minutes. When you schedule a Hydrafacial treatment, you won’t need to allocate a lot of time away from your busy schedule.

The treatment is fast and efficient, only taking 30 minutes to complete. You can even have one done on your lunch break and make it back to work on time!

Schedule your Hydrafacial Treatment by calling us (267) 388-0300 or request an appointment at Healthy Solutions Medspa.

Experience for yourself how the Hydrafacial treatment will make your skin clearer, tighter, brighter, and healthier.