Should You Get DiamondGlow or HydraFacial?

Should You Get DiamondGlow or HydraFacial? | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

Should You Get DiamondGlow or HydraFacial?

Is DiamondGlow or HydraFacial right for you? For many clients at RefinedMD, the answer is both! These two treatments are a lot alike, each with a 3-step process to exfoliate, extract, and infuse your skin with medical-grade skin care products. We offer both because the subtleties between the two can make a world of difference. Some clients are more suited to one over the other, some benefit best from both treatments, and some volley back and forth between the two depending on the season and various skin conditions. Let’s take a look at what makes these treatments unique and find out which one might be best for you right now.

One of the major differences is in the bling. DiamondGlow got its name because it has a patented diamond-tip for the vacuum that ensures fantastic exfoliation and extraction. This is a manual tool, so you only want to trust a reputable provider for your DiamondGlow experience. Then there’s HydraFacial, which uses a chemical means to exfoliate and extract. Both garner similar results, but of course your skin is one of a kind and might “prefer” a manual or chemical approach. How can you tell? We’ll assess your skin during your consultation to match you with the best treatment(s).

How DiamondGlow and HydraFacial are the Same

One is not inherently “better” than the other, which is why we offer both. These two treatments provide several benefits with no downtime—unlike chemical peels and laser skin rejuvenation, which typically require at least a small recovery period. Ultimately, if you’re trying to figure out which is right for you—DiamondGlow or HydraFacial—it comes down to your skin goals and current state of your skin.

With DiamondGlow, there are a myriad shapes and sizes when it comes to the diamond-tipped wand, offering total customization. Your provider selects the right tip for you and your skin type. Like HydraFacial, there are also several medical-grade serums available to treat every common skin condition including lines and wrinkles, dryness, and hyperpigmentation. DiamondGlow is exclusively paired with SkinMedica, one of the most popular product lines. Some of the most in-demand SkinMedica products used with DiamondGlow include Skin Brightening, TNS Advanced+, Ultra-Hydrating, Pore Clarifying, and Vitamin C. It’s also common to pair DiamondGlow with the SkinMedica chemical peel line such as Vitalize or Illuminize to take results to the next level.

What to Expect with 3-Step Facials

Both DiamondGlow and HydraFacial provide a cleanse that is deep and hydrating. DiamondGlow is typically recommended for those who want to slow down and prevent signs of aging, as well as even out skin texture. If you have skin with acne scars or other discoloration, a crepe-like appearance, or fine lines and wrinkles, DiamondGlow can be a fantastic solution.

Or maybe HydraFacial is for you! It uses glycolic and salicylic acid to exfoliate and cleanse your skin, removing dead skin cells and clearing out pores. A number of “boosters” are available to soak nutrients, peptides, and antioxidants into the skin. Some of the most-requested boosters with HydraFacial include Regen GF, Sente Dermal Repair, Murad Retinol and Murad Vitamin C, and Alastin TriHex-Pro. HydraFacial is renowned for brightening and smoothing the skin while decreasing fine lines. It is a more cosmetic treatment rather than the medically-minded DiamondGlow, and can be a great addition to your acne-busting, anti-aging routine.

Making Your Decision

If you want corrective, go DiamondGlow. If you want gentle and cosmetic, HydraFacial is the answer. Want both? Get both! HydraFacial is unique in that it can be used on the scalp for fuller hair—and can also be used on the hands and other areas because it’s so gentle. However, DiamondGlow is fantastic for exfoliating sensitive areas of the face, like around the mouth and lips.

End results with DiamondGlow include skin that is deep-cleansed, exfoliated, and fresh. HydraFacial will plump and hydrate, resulting in a beautiful glow. If you’re interested in both, DiamondGlow is a fantastic way to kick-start your new skin care regimen, and HydraFacial can optimize and sustain via maintenance sessions. Ready to learn more? Complimentary consultations are available on select treatments when you call RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082 or fill out the online contact form.