Microdermabrasion VS the Facial. Which one is right for me?

When you want to give your face a rejuvenating glow, the 2 popular options are a facial and a microdermabrasion treatment. But how do you know which is best for you and what is the difference? Both treatments aim to give your skin a youthful glow and both treatments are done by licensed aestheticians who are trained to help you solve your skincare problems.

The best way to choose which treatment will work for you is to determine what your issue or concern is, then talk to one of our aestheticians who will look at your skin, and create a custom skincare routine for you to follow to maximize results.

Facial

Frequency

Every 4 weeks, depending on skin type

Method

Our licensed aesthetician examines your skin, often under a magnifier, to determine the products and strategies that will work best. A combination of massage, cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, masks, and moisturization work together to meet the skin’s needs and address concerns.

Main Benefits

A facial is highly customizable, so you can address a variety of skincare concerns at once. Together, you and the aesthetician can determine your skin concerns and the best way to address them over time. Facials are a great way to pamper yourself, but they are most effective when you get them regularly.

A facial can deeply exfoliate, moisturize, cleanse, clean out pores, boost collagen, improve drainage, and so much more. Facials introduce your skin to quality skincare products that can have a long term effect on your skin, and the deep cleansing and exfoliation makes it easier for these products to penetrate the skin.

Microdermabrasion

Frequency

Every 1-2 months

Method

Our licensed aesthetician sprays tiny crystals onto the face to remove the outer layer of dead skin and refresh the face. In some treatments, the aesthetician also uses suction to fully remove the crystals, dead skin, and any material clogging the pores.

Main Benefits

This deep exfoliation technique leaves skin feeling smooth and bright. As a regular part of your skincare routine, microdermabrasion can reduce hyperpigmentation, making your skin more even in both tone and texture.  It works well on:

  • Age Spots/ Sun Spots
  • Black Heads/Acne
  • Stretch Marks
  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Acne Scars

 

So, What Works?

The short answer? Both facials and microdermabrasion “work,” but on different skin concerns. The best way to choose which treatment will work for you is to determine what your issue or concern is, then talk to one of our skincare professionals.