HydraFacial VS. Three Top Competitors: Which is Right for You?

July 19, 2019 Under Skin Treatments

We all want to put our best face forward, and aesthetics play a big role in this. Spa treatments have long been efficient in minimizing issues like acne and rosacea and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

As with most technology these days, improvements are continually being made. When it comes to facials, this comes in the form of the HydraFacial. Could this method be for you? The staff here at Michigan Advanced Aesthetics believe an informed patient makes the best decisions, so let’s see how this increasingly popular method measures up to three of its biggest competitors. 

What is the HydraFacial?

If you haven’t heard of the HydraFacial, it’s certainly not because it’s a new concept. HydraFacial was officially founded by US-based Edge Systems over two decades ago in 1997. (This is around the same time our founder, Laura E. LoCricchio, began her career in skincare)! 

The process involves the use of a proprietary machine that performs four skincare procedures in a single treatment. It features a suction tip that loosens impurities in the pores and effectively vacuums them out. This is followed by the application of serum directly into the pores. Just a few benefits include:

  • Results are immediate and long-term
  • Pain-free procedure
  • No downtime
  • Compatible with all skin types

What Issues Does HydraFacial Address?

The HydraFacial has been shown to offer a viable solution to some of the oldest and most frustrating skin issues. These include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Acne
  • Clogged pores
  • Excessive oil
  • Enlarged and clogged pores

Now that you have a better understanding of what it is, let’s compare HydraFacial to other popular skincare methods on the market to see if this could work for you.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells using salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acid. Chemical peels can be a great solution for people who have:

  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Skin that’s not overly sensitive
  • Dark skin pigmentation

Due to its use of chemicals, this option wouldn’t be a good fit for patients with skin disorders. For you, HydraFacial could be the way to go.


Microneedling is a process during which tiny needles shallowly penetrate the skin’s surface to trigger an increased production of collagen. This not only smooths but also plumps the skin and provides a younger, more vibrant appearance. Microneedling could be for you if:

  • You’re trying to reverse scarring
  • You’re targeting loose skin
  • You suffer with acne

If you have a low tolerance for pain, you may find the procedure to be uncomfortable. It also isn’t a good fit for people with immune disorders. 


As the name implies, microdermabrasion uses an abrasive tool to essentially sand away the thick outer layer of skin. The newly exposed skin is then treated with a special serum to rejuvenate. You might want to consider microdermabrasion if you are treating:

  • Stretch marks
  • Excessively rough skin

One major downfall of microdermabrasion is the fact that it’s known to cause discoloration of the skin. It also may not be the best option for people suffering from issues like rosacea, psoriasis, warts, open sore, and other similar issues. If this sounds like you, HydraFacial is an excellent alternative. 

The best way to determine which treatment is best for you is to schedule your consultation at a quality medspa like Michigan Advanced Aesthetics. A professional aesthetician can meet with you to examine your skin and discuss your concerns to determine the best course of treatment. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.