Is Hydrafacial better than Microdermabrasion? Or what would you recommend for a better skin tone that clears out whiteheads, clogged pores, sun spots, and fine lines? Thanks.
Hydrafacial or Microdermabrasion for Better Skin Tone?
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Hydrafacial vs Microdermabrasion
This 6 step treatment is a great treatment for skin health as well as treating various concerns.
Both treatments will improve texture, tone, cellular turnover and fine lines.
Microdermabrasion helps clear clogged pores
Microdermabrasion is an aggressive exfoliation that has suction to clean out your pores. It has been around a long time but it is still a great treatment. There are some newer variations of microdermabrasion, including hydrafacial and silk peel. They are similar to microdermabrasion but add in hydration. So they exfoliate and have suction to clean pores, but they also hydrate as well. They both will improve the texture of your skin which will soften fine lines, but neither will remove sunspots. Consider and IPL for that.
Hydrafacial versus Microdermabrasion
Hydrafacial and hydrating facials in general are a type of microdermabrasion. Both treatments are designed to microdermabrade the skin, helping to do a deeper exfoliation of the skin. Long term changes are typically not seen with either technique. The benefit of the hydrafacial is that it combines extractions and a light peel with it so the skin can feel cleaner and unclogged. Both treatments allow the skin to be penetrated with skin care products such as growth factors since a small portion of the top layer has been exfoliated.
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