Hydradermabrasion VS Microdermabrasion - What's The Difference?

So you've heard of microdermabrasion but not hydradermabrasion... maybe you've heard of the skin treatment called Hydrafacial? This falls under hydradermabrasion and is one of the most in demand facials at the clinic. In this post I'll explain the difference between both types of exfoliation, the benefits, and which one is more suitable for your skin type... let's go!


What is it?

For the few remaining humans still unfamiliar with the HydraFacial, here's the deal: It's a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that carries out a patented three-part regimen — cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing skin with antioxidant rich serums.

Check out this teaser shot of how the Hydrafacial is performed.

How does it work?

Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturise, brighten, plump, and protect. The machine's handpiece holds patented spiralized treatment tips equipped with "vortex technology" — the whirling force that both giveth replenishing ingredients and draw impurities out. Beyond the standard three steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, which take aim at unique skin concerns, like brown spots or nagging lines. It also appeals to nearly all ages, complexions, and concerns - subject to a skin analysis.

Extractions without side effects

How many times have you told a facialist to skip the extractions for fear of redness or next-day eruptions (or simply because, duh, they hurt like hell, and... isn't this supposed to be relaxing?)