Microdermabrasion vs HydraFacial™ Differences

While some people will always be microderm people and love the exfoliation it provides, they might also want some elements offered by a HydraFacial, which offers more than just exfoliation. It cleanses, extracts, exfoliates and infuses antioxidants and hydration into your skin.

HydraFacial is completely customizable. Everyone’s skin is different, which is why we offer free consultations to determine which procedure is best for your skin. We always recommend a series of treatments when it comes to facial treatments because one isn’t enough to effect real change in your skin.

For optimal results we recommend a series of: 6 Microdermabrasion procedures and 3-6 HydraFacials. Here’s some information to help you understand the differences between Microdermabrasion and HydraFacial and find out what results you can expect for your skin with each procedure.


There are different types of microderms, but they all exfoliate the skin. The technology we use at WIFH is DermaSweep MD, which is the most precise, comfortable, and effective Microdermabrasion out there. It uses bristle technology to exfoliate and it finishes up with the infusion of a serum that is selected based on your skins needs.

This procedure is painless and removes the top layer of your skin, making your skin immediately softer and smoother. The microderm cleans your pores, removes skin debris, stimulates blood flow, and encourages collagen formation to firm and tone your skin. We also recommend pairing your Microdermabrasion with our Affirm Laser Skin Rejuvenation procedure to make your experience most effective; these can both be done on the same day.


HydraFacial is basically a more advanced version of Microdermabrasion and is sometimes even referred to as a “Wet Microdermabrasion.” It is a medical grade, facial resurfacing treatment offering immediate results with no downtime. The HydraFacial involves a multi-step process that is completely customizable.

While this treatment is anything but basic a standard HydraFacial: cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates with special serums full of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. Your HydraFacial is also completely customizable based on your specific skin type and concerns.

Your Medical Aesthetician will perform a thorough skin analysis before the treatment to determine which add-ons you might want, including possible blue light therapy for acne or red light therapy for sun damage and skin repair. You can also add a peel for added exfoliation or growth factors to promote elastin and collagen production.

Your skin will feel completely rejuvenated after a HydraFacial, it literally glows! You’ll notice your skin products will have more noticeable effects and penetrate more quickly, while your makeup will go on smoother without settling into your fine lines or pores.

HydraFacial is the perfect treatment just before a big event too, but a series is best as the results are cumulative and you’ll see improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, acne, skin tone, texture and overall skin health.

Want More Information?

You can find more information about Microdermabrasion and HydraFacial on our website or by visiting our office for your free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Medical Aestheticians.


Sondra Varoli

I am getting miconeeding every other month, and micobrasion every other month. I was wondering is Hydrafacial better than the two iam taking?

Lindsay Spires

All of these procedures do a great job rejuvenating the skin. You definitely need a series of microneedling treatments to see the best results and the benefits will continue up to 6 weeks following treatment. Microderms help to keep all of the dead skin away so your skin is nice and exfoliated and fresh. You could swap the microderm for a HydraFacial so that you get the benefit from the serums that are infused into the skin. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Are you asking because you aren’t seeing the results you were hoping for? Do you know what kind of microneedling device they are using on you? If you give us some specifics we might be able to guide you better (what skin condition are you trying to address, what results are you seeing so far, how many treatments have you had?)


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