Microdermabrasion VS HydraFacial

Microdermabrasion vs HydraFacial: Which is right for me?

This is a fun comparison because both the HydraFacial and a Microdermabrasion are effective skin treatments that help tackle common skin concerns. Some of those concerns include the removal of dark spots, and the removal of the signs of sun damage on the skin. However, there are some major difference in terms of results and effectiveness for each of these treatments.

Before we compare the two, lets give a brief refresher on what exactly are microdermabrasion and HydraFacial treatments.


A microdermabrasion is a popular type of facial that resurfaces the skin by using an abrasive tip that helps remove layers of dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. It is one of the strongest forms of manual exfoliation for the skin.


A HydraFacial is basically a form of dermabrasion procedure with the addition of hydration. It’s also sometimes refereed to as a Hydradermabrasion because of this fact. A HydraFacial can treat various skin issues through the use of nutrient-rich serums and boosters on skin. The machine uses a unique vortex technology to help cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the skin.

Who should choose a Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure that is mainly only suitable for exfoliating oily and congested skin. For these skin types, it effectively unclogs pores and removes the layer of dead skin cells from the surface of skin. This helps improve skin radiance and fade dark spots or other types of hyperpigmentation.

Where microdermabrasion falls short, is that it is not as effective on deeper layers of skin, so it is not a recommended treatment option to rid yourself of wrinkles, fine lines, and deep skin scars. Also, the treatment is not advised for moderate and severe acne as it can make the condition worse due to its more abrasive nature.

Who should choose a HydraFacial?

Unlike the Microdermabrasion treatment, with a HydraFacial, the exfoliation is very hydrating and gentle on skin. It not only is an exfoliating treatment similar to a microdermabrasion, but it also helps lift impurities and dead skin cells from the skin without causing excess abrasion. A HydraFacial not only leaves the skin glowing in as little as one treatment, but it also can help reduce the the appearance of blemishes, scars, and signs of skin aging.


While the microdermabrasion is still a very popular treatment today and one that we do plenty of at Just Magic Skin Care Clinic, it is clear that the HydraFacial has taken the top prize as the most versatile facial treatment out there today. This is due to the fact that the HydraFacial treats multiple conditions in one and has the added benefit of the less abrasiveness given the added hydration.

Looking for a facial treatment that can give you the best skin of your life? You can’t go wrong with a HydraFacial.