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Does It Really Beat The Competition? Part IV 

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By Joanne Graves, Owner of Sanctuary Spa

Welcome to the fourth and final article of our four-part series on how HydraFacial stacks up to other non-invasive facial treatments.

As we’ve discussed in the previous articles, HydraFacial is a non-invasive facial treatment that combines several skincare steps in one session, including cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and anti-oxidant protection using proprietary technology to deliver serums while simultaneously extracting impurities from the skin (yay, pain-free extractions!).

The benefits of HydraFacial include: 

  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Deep hydration
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Addresses issues of hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores

All with minimal to no downtime.

We’ve compared HydraFacial with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and photo-facials in our previous articles. In this issue, you’ll gain a better understanding of how HydraFacial stacks up against micro-needling.

HydraFacial Vs. Microneedling 

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is another popular non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. It involves the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production, promoting skin regeneration. The result is smoother, plumper skin.

The primary drawback of microneedling is that it could cause scarring. Other drawbacks include a higher risk of infection, a longer healing process that requires some downtime, and it can be painful. Many patients expressed discomfort during and after treatment. If you have a low tolerance for pain, then HydraFacial is the way to go.

Whether performed by a professional or using an at-home treatment, larger needle sizes and bent needles can cause irreparable scarring and present a low, albeit present, risk of infection. However, microneedling is certainly a good option for people with certain skin issues, namely scarring. According to a 2009 study in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, nearly all micro needling subjects reported a “marked improvement” in the appearance of scars, with no permanent or adverse side effects.

If your primary concern is the reduction of acne scars and loose skin, then microneedling is an excellent option.

Microneedling is a good option over HydraFacial for those who have deep, permanent acne scars and other facial scarring, and is recommended for all skin tones. It is not a good choice for those who are at a higher risk of infection or have a low tolerance for pain or needles.

When you are ready to start working on your skin care goals, don’t hesitate to contact Sanctuary Spa to find out how we can help you!* To learn more about these treatments and to schedule your consultation, just call 302-475-1469.

*Mention this article for a free gift when scheduling your HydraFacial at Sanctuary Spa!

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