HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion: Which Treatment Is Better?

Here at Avari Beauty, we want to let you in on a little secret of ours: Flawless skin isn't only destined for those with great genes. Speaking from experience — and our clients' experience — there are lots of things you can do to make your skin look clearer, more youthful, and radiant. If you already have the skincare basics down, i.e., an effective cleansing and moisturizing routine and wearing sunscreen daily, but still feel like you use a little help, a professional treatment could be just the ticket to help you achieve the skin you've always wanted. If you're up to date with the latest and greatest in skincare, you've probably heard about HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion treatments. If you haven't, don't worry, we're covering everything you need to know in this blog! 

What Is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is a next-generation skin treatment that utilizes the powerful yet gentle effects of water to deliver a highly effective and noticeable facial rejuvenation. A HydraFacial treatment both cleanses and exfoliates the skin by using a specially created vacuum tool that helps remove impurities and excess sebum from the pores. HydraFacial is especially effective because it can be highly customized to suit your skin's specific needs. 



A crucial step in the HydraFacial treatment uses the patented Vortex-Fusion tip to infuse super-serums especially designed to penetrate the skin more effectively than topical application alone. These serums, created specifically for HydraFacial, enable your esthetician to provide a truly personalized treatment. For instance, if you suffer from sun damage and signs of aging, Britenol Boost contains Alpha-Arbutin, a brightening agent that helps to brighten the appearance of dark spots and improves sun-damaged areas. With various "boosters" available, there's something to suit all skin needs. Discuss your skincare concerns with your provider to determine the best course of treatment to achieve the results you desire. 

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is an older technology that exfoliates the skin using a unique tool with an abrasive surface. Similar to a HydraFacial, microdermabrasion removes dead skin cells and buildup to reveal a rejuvenated and clearer complexion. 

There are two main types of microdermabrasion; diamond tip and crystal microdermabrasion. Diamond tip microdermabrasion uses a diamond-tip handpiece to exfoliate dead cells from your skin while suctioning the debris off. Crystal microdermabrasion uses a handpiece to spray fine crystals onto the skin that helps to rub away the outer layers of the skin. The dead skin cells are then suctioned off to reveal smoother skin. As microdermabrasion utilizes manual exfoliation, the professional performing must carefully determine the safest and most effective pressure to best suit your skin.

Hydrafacial vs. Microdermabrasion: Which Treatment Should You Have? 

The non-invasive nature of a Hydrafacial treatment is ideal for almost every client, as it results in minimal side effects and recovery time. While some people may experience slight redness, this typically lasts no longer than a couple of hours, so you don't have to worry about putting a pause on your everyday life after the procedure.

On the other hand, microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure; so if you have particularly sensitive skin, you may experience redness and tightness for several hours or longer. For your first treatment, it's advised that you schedule a little downtime in case your skin needs to settle down post-treatment. 

Hydrafacial vs. Microdermabrasion: The Bottom Line

Both HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin; however, a HydraFacial treatment enables your esthetician to deliver a more customized experience. The hydration aspect of a HydraFacial provides deep penetration of specially formulated serums that effectively target skin concerns. In addition, if your skin is oily or prone to blackheads, the innovative Vortex-Fusion tip of the HydraFacial tool thoroughly removes excess sebum and impurities, making it ideal for acne-prone skin. 



Microdermabrasion and HydraFacial are effective exfoliating treatments that can help brighten the skin and improve its texture and smoothness. However, combined with their potent serums, a HydraFacial treatment can also plump skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles and address pigmentation and acne concerns — with minimal downtime. Plus, HydraFacial treatments result in an immediate and noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture! With regular HydraFacial treatments, you can enjoy significant and long-lasting results that keep your skin "red carpet ready" at all times!

Schedule Your Hydrafacial Treatment 

At Avari Beauty, we strive to offer services and products that align with our ritualistic skincare ethos. We are proud to offer several different HydraFacial options, specifically designed to combine the most technologically advanced skin care treatments in a relaxing and sensual environment. For more information or to book your HydraFacial treatment today, click here. 

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