Skin Rejuvenation

Hydrafacials vs Regular Facials: Which One Is Better?

How do Hydrafacials differ from traditional facials?

Have you encountered the Hydrafacial in your quest for perfect skin? This relatively new skincare treatment stands out when it comes to SkinFitness™. It combines hydra-dermabrasion, chemical peels, extractions, and a blend of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. What sets the Hydrafacial apart? It’s designed for all skin types, offering exfoliation, deep cleansing, and a surge of hydrating serums in a single treatment. Unlike traditional facials, there’s no need for traditional extractions that can be painful, making it a great choice for skincare enthusiasts looking for the latest and greatest.

What’s a traditional facial?

To appreciate the Hydrafacial’s uniqueness, let’s first talk about what a traditional facial involves. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, common goals of traditional facials include tackling acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, rough patches, and signs of aging. Most facials often begin with cleansing to remove impurities. Depending on individual skin needs, this may be followed by chemical or physical exfoliation, manual blackhead extractions, and the application of face masks. Many facials include massages to help boost circulation and end with a tailored application of serums, toners, and moisturizers.

The Hydrafacial method

The Hydrafacial takes skincare to the next level with its four-step process: cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate. An optional fifth step (offered at all of our clinics), LED light therapy, may be included to reduce inflammation. A Hydrafacial starts with a gentle cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a non-invasive extraction using painless suction. Next, your skin receives a deep hydration boost. The finale? A lavish application of antioxidants and peptides leaves skin radiant and even-toned. Some of the many benefits of the Hydrafacial include that it can smooth wrinkles and fine lines, refine texture, manage breakouts, and enhance the effectiveness of other cosmetic treatments and skincare products.

Hydrafacial vs. traditional facial

Comparing the two, both Hydrafacial and traditional facials share a common goal: improving skin health and appearance. However, the Hydrafacial distinguishes itself through its patented, high-tech approach. While a spa facial typically involves manual techniques using various skincare products, the Hydrafacial employs a specialized machine for its four-step process. This innovative method delivers more intense hydration and targets specific concerns such as fine lines and dullness more effectively. Essentially, a Hydrafacial is like a traditional facial but on steroids.

Ready to try out a Hydrafacial and see what all the fuss is about? Reach out to one of our treatment specialists here. All of our treatments are performed by highly skilled and experienced registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician associates, so you know you’re in good hands!