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DiamondGlow vs HydraFacial: How to Choose

13 Feb

If you’ve ever had a facial at a day spa and been dissatisfied with the outcome, you might be looking for something that guarantees results.  Medical facials are the next step up in skin rejuvenation and can create stunning, noticeable results for your money. The DiamondGlow Facial and the HydraFacial are two of the biggest names in the medspa industry and two of our most popular facial treatments, but it can be confusing to figure out which one suits you best. At EsthetixMD, we offer both options to our Bend, OR patients and can customize either option for your unique skincare needs during a consultation. Here’s what to know about DiamondGlow vs HydraFacial and how to know which one is best for your skincare goals.

What is a DiamondGlow Facial?

The DiamondGlow Facial treatment uses a specialized diamond-tipped wand to manually exfoliate the skin. It comes with a variety of different diamond tips that allow us to personalize each treatment and control the depth of exfoliation. At the same time, the handpiece infuses medical-grade serums by SkinMedica tailored to specific skin concerns such as congestion, dryness, discoloration, and more. Finally, the handpiece suctions away impurities, removes dead skin cells, and extracts the pores for deep cleansing. Almost instantly, you’ll notice glowing skin, better skin texture, and increased blood flow.

When to Choose the DiamondGlow Facial

The biggest strength of the DiamondGlow Facial is its customizable manual exfoliation. Different graded diamond tips can be selected for your skin type, concerns, and more. If you want more aggressive treatment for concerns like texture, our providers can select a more aggressive diamond tip. If you have sensitive skin, we can select a gentle treatment instead. DiamondGlow also comes with the benefit of SkinMedica’s award-winning serums that contain powerful active ingredients like salicylic acid, growth factors, vitamin C, and more.

Generally, DiamondGlow treatment is better for clinical treatment of concerns like acne scars, dull complexion, aging, and congestion. It also can be safely used near the eyes and lips to treat crepey skin and fine lines. In short, DiamondGlow is an ideal way to boost your skincare routine and see notable results for your toughest skin concerns.

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is similar to the DiamondGlow but instead relies on chemical exfoliation. With a light chemical peel containing glycolic and salicylic acid, it can more evenly exfoliate away dead skin cells, dirt, debris, and makeup at a deeper level than you can achieve at home. At the same time, the HydraFacial extracts pores and infuses the skin with boosters tailored to specific goals like redness, texture, fine lines, and signs of aging. The HydraFacial can get you red carpet-ready in a short 30-minute session, giving your skin a plump, dewy, hydrated glow.

When to Choose the HydraFacial

It’s hard to beat the HydraFacial when it comes to cosmetic treatment. It’s one of the best skin-brightening treatments available and can transform your skin immediately ahead of a big event. It can be a better option for skin types that don’t like manual exfoliation, although if your skin is sensitive to chemical peels, the DiamondGlow may be a better option. If you’re looking for an incredibly relaxing treatment, the HydraFacial can provide – it can also be used on areas like the hands and lips (and even to stimulate hair growth), making it a unique option.

The Similarities Between DiamondGlow and HydraFacial

The DiamondGlow and HydraFacial share many similarities. For one, both options are quick and can be completed in about 30-45 minutes. Afterward, there’s no downtime and you can return to your daily activities (with some slight redness). Both options can be customized to a variety of common concerns like uneven skin tone, fine lines, rough patches, and much more. In short, the decision of DiamondGlow vs HydraFacial comes down to your unique skin needs and preferences.

The Bottom Line

Although the ideal option will be unique for each patient, you can generally consider the DiamondGlow Facial to be a great corrective treatment for more medical-based skin concerns. On the other hand, the HydraFacial is a great cosmetic treatment to give your skin a boost and keep it deeply hydrated. During a consultation, our providers will help you come up with a personalized treatment plan using our best options available here at EsthetixMD.

DiamondGlow Facial and HydraFacial in Bend, OR

To learn more about the DiamondGlow Facial and HydraFacial treatments at our Bend, OR medspa, contact us today by calling or filling out our online form. Don’t forget to view our specials for deals on DiamondGlow, HydraFacial, and more.

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