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  • Published

    November 30, 2023

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    Collins Cosmetic Clinic

Hydro-dermabrasion Vs HydraFacial

Hydro-dermabrasion vs HydraFacial? What is the difference and do these treatments produce similar results.

A common question that we get asked at Collins Cosmetic Clinic is – What is the difference between a Hydro-dermabrasion treatment and a HydraFacial treatment?

Hydro-dermabrasion is a type of microdermabrasion that uses a diamond tip and water dispersion technology to mechanically exfoliate and hydrate the skin. The diamond tip is passed over the skin with multiple passes which gently exfoliates the surface skin layers, to remove redundant skin cells and reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. We combine our treatment with steam and a hydrating gel mask to provide even further hydration and prepare the skin for extractions. On completion of the treatment your clinician will apply tailored serums and sun protection.

A chemical peel can also be added to the Hydro-dermabrasion. The combination of these treatments is referred to as a “Power Peel” and can further enhance your results. Our clinic offers a range of peels to address concerns such as acne, superficial pigmentation and hydration and skin texture.

The HydraFacial is similar to our Power Peel treatment (combination of Hydrodermabrasion and chemical peel) and involves a three-step process which includes:

  1. Cleanse and Peel
  2. Extract and Hydrate
  3. Infuse and Protect

Each step performed during the HydraFacial treatment is done so using a handheld device with patented vortex technology, unlike the Hydrodermabrasion or Power Peel treatment where the peel, extractions and application of tailored masks and serums is performed by hand.

The hydro-dermabrasion or Power Peel treatments are most suitable for people with concerns such as acne and congestion, rough or thickened skin, and those wanting to improve skin clarity and brightness. It is also a great treatment to do in-between more intense treatments such as laser or BBL, to help maintain your results and overall skin health. The skin should ideally be prepped with topical ingredients such as AHA’s and BHA’s for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to any treatments. Prepping the skin with targeted ingredients will help to strengthen your skin and enhance your results post treatment. The Hydro-dermabrasion and Power Peel treatments are generally not recommended for anyone suffering with an impaired or compromised skin barrier, or severe rosacea and acne.

The HydraFacial is a gentler alternative to a Hydro-dermabrasion or Power Peel. This treatment is suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for more sensitive skins or anyone wanting a gentle exfoliation and increased skin hydration. Just like the Hydro-dermabrasion and Power Peel, the HydraFacial is also great to do in between more intense laser treatments and is also a great stand-alone treatment which can be performed every 4-6 weeks.

At Collins Cosmetic Clinic we offer the Hydro-dermabrasion and Power Peel treatments. For anyone no suitable to these treatments we are able to offer more gentle, customised medi-facials and LED light therapy.

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