Which treatment is best? Hydrafacial or Microdermabrasion

Hydrafacial-or-Microdermabrasion-1 by Avia Medical Spa in the United States

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a less invasive treatment that concerns various skin problems, including uneven skin tone, melasma, and many more. This procedure is carried out by a handheld device gently sands away the skin’s outermost layer (Stratum Corneum), resulting in improved complexion and skin tone. 

What is Hydrafacial Treatment?

Hydrafacial treatment is a precise, non-invasive facial procedure that can only be done by dermatologists or in professional medical spas. This Hydrafacial treatment uses a specialized wand-like medical device to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. This treatment includes plenty of benefits, from reducing pigmentation and fine lines to treating sunspots.

Sl. NoFactorsHydrafacialMicrodermabrasion
1.InvasionNon-invasive treatmentLess invasive treatment
2.BenefitsTreat dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, sunspot, and sunburns; removes dead skin cells, clogs, etc.Treat uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, sunburns, wrinkles, etc.
3.Steps3 step procedureSingle step procedure
4.DowntimeNo downtimeNo downtime
5.TechnologyVortex & Fusion TechnologyVaccum & Abrasive Technology
6.Side effectsRedness, swelling, irritation, etc.Redness, swelling, infections, acne, pore enlargement, and other
7.Ingredients usedUse a variety of serums Example – Hyaluronic Acid, salicylic acid1. Crystal microdermabrasion – sodium bicarbonate.
2. Crystal-free microdermabrasion – diamond-tipped device
8.Time taken30-60 minutes30-45 minutes


Hydrafacial and Microdermabrasion treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. They can also treat acne, dryness, and other skin conditions. Microdermabrasion can also help improve the skin’s texture and tone and give it a more youthful appearance.


It’s important to note that both hydrafacial and microdermabrasion treatments require little to no downtime so that you can get back to your everyday activities right away.

Hydrafacial treatments use a unique vacuum technology that gently exfoliates and extracts impurities from your skin. This treatment can be done in as little as 30 minutes, and no recovery time is required afterward.

Microdermabrasion treatments use a special handheld device to exfoliate the top layer of your skin. This treatment can be done in just a few minutes, and you may experience some redness and swelling afterward.

Side effects

Both treatments are considered safe for most people. However, you may experience mild side effects, such as redness, swelling, or bruising after either treatment. These side effects should go away within a few days.


Both treatments are carried out using a handheld, wand-like medical device. But the Hydrafacial procedure utilized vortex and fusion technology, whereas the microdermabrasion procedure used vacuum technology. 

Vortex & Fusion Technology – creates a vortex effect that easily removes impurities and replenishes serums or boosters.

Vacuum Technology – uses vacuum pressure to maintain contact with the skin and sand away the outer layer of skin using diamond – tips.


Hydrafacial is a three-step process 

  1. Deeply clean and prepare for extractions.
  2. Reduces pore congestion
  3. Rejuvenate the skin using hydrating serums and boosters

Microdermabrasion is a single-step process 

The device Gently sprays the crystal & sand away the outer layer of the skin.


Exfoliate dead skin cells gently using a Diamond-tipped handpiece.

Time taken

Hydrafacial typically takes 30 – 60 minutes to complete depending on the type of procedure

Hydrafacial Signature – 30 minutes

Hydrafacial Deluxe – 45 minutes

Hydrafacial Platinum – 60 minutes.

Microdermabrasion typically takes 30 – 45 minutes to complete

Non – Invasive

Both treatments are non or less invasive. Also, both treatments do not require anesthesia or numbing cream.

Ingredients used

In Hydrafacial treatment, various specialized serums and boosters treat multiple skin concerns.

In a Microdermabrasion treatment, some crystals are used to smoothen the skin.

Which treatment is best?

One can utilize both treatments to improve similar skin concerns. If you want to improve your skin’s overall tone and texture, microdermabrasion is a good option. If you’re looking for a treatment to reduce dryness, sunburns, and dark spots, hydrafacial is the best option. At Avia Medical Spa, we understand that everyone has different skin concerns. That’s why we offer a variety of treatments to suit your individual needs. We believe that healthy skin is the foundation of a beautiful complexion, so we’re dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain clear, youthful-looking skin. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to better skin health!

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