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    HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

    Which is Best for Your Skin?

    Skin care has come a long way, and there are numerous medical spa treatments designed to reduce fine lines, improve facial pigmentation, minimize pores, and deliver smoother skin. HydraFacial’s (aka hydradermabrasion) and microdermabrasion are two popular treatments, and they both have their advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your skin type and your goals, one may be better for you than the other.

The HydraFacial Procedure

A HydraFacial performs four procedures – cleansing, exfoliation, extracting, and rejuvenation - in one treatment. The machine sucks out dirt from your pores and then distributes a transforming serum into the skin. It is a painless procedure that is good for all skin types, and the side effects are minimal. One disadvantage is the procedure may not be the best choice for more complex issues such as scarring, brown spots, and loose skin.

About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses an instrument that sands the skin to remove the outer layer and then infuses the skin with serum. The result is radiant, smooth, and softer skin. Some advantages of this procedure are it’s typically less expensive than similar treatments, there is no recovery time, and sessions are short. The disadvantages are it takes multiple sessions for noticeable results, it can cause discoloration of the skin, and it can cause sensitive skin.

The Best Treatment for You

When debating between these two procedures, keep in mind that both deliver similar results in terms of smooth and even skin. Hydradermabrasion is less invasive so it is better for sensitive skin, such as those with rosacea, open sores, fragile capillaries, and psoriasis. But if you want to get rid of scars or stretch marks, microdermabrasion is the better choice. To be sure which procedure is best for you, talk to a dermatologist.

Learn How to Take Care of Your Skin

Your skin is the biggest organ of your body and your face is the first thing most people see, so take care of it. Medical spa treatments, whichever type you choose, can be great in getting the results you want, but make sure you go to a reputable spa with an experienced and trained professional. This will ensure you stay young looking with unwanted side effects.