Microdermabrasion vs Hydradermabrasion

Woman after Microdermabrasion Hydradermabrasion and Microdermabrasion are two common types of facial treatments; they both work to exfoliate the skin, promote collagen production and improve skin tone. In this blog we discuss the difference between both treatments, their advantages and disadvantages, and which one we would recommend most!

Overview of Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses micro crystals, which are passed over the skin using a hand-held device, in order to ‘sand’ the skin. This works to remove the dead skin cells and make way for new smoother skin. It is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, blackheads, oily, dry and acne prone skin. Although microdermabrasion often produces great results at first, it can be extremely damaging for skin long-term, resulting in broken capillaries, increased oil production and thinning of the skin.

Overview of HydradermabrasionHydradermabrasion Treatment

Hydradermabrasion is a gentle and effective exfoliating treatment that uses the jet peel machine to distribute air and water at a high speed. The treatment works to drain your lymphatic system, removing any toxins and exfoliate your skin, removing the dead skin cells and blackheads, whilst also working to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and plump the skin. After the exfoliation, clients can opt to have a vitamin infusion sprayed into the skin through the jet peel machine to give skin that extra boost. The treatment is effective but gentle, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive dry skin.


  • Downtime: Microdermabrasion is harsh on the skin, and will leave skin red for up to 24 hours post treatment, hydradermabrasion is much more gentle on the skin and will not leave you looking red
  • Hydradermabrasion exfoliates the skin without the use of hard crystals, and is much kinder on the skin
  • Microdermabrasion is uncomfortable, however hydradermabrasion is completely pain free and relaxing
  • Microdermabrasion has been known to make some skin conditions worse
  • Hydradermabrasion is extremely hydrating for the skin, whereas microdermabrasion is not
  • Hydradermabrasion is suitable for ALL skin types, whereas microdermabrasion is not suitable for sensitive skin


Overall we would recommend hydradermabrasion to our clients as it’s gentler on the skin but still gives impressive results. The advanced facial treatment provides impressive exfoliation and hydration, giving skin the extra boost it needs. It also has wonderful anti-ageing affects, helping to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

To find out more about our Hydradermabrasion Jet Facial call us today on 0203 135 0246 or book a complimentary consultation here.

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