Benefits of Hydrodermabrasion & Microdermabrasion Treatments


In the pursuit of healthy, vibrant skin, countless skincare treatments have emerged in the beauty industry. Microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion are skincare treatments that aim to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. However, they differ regarding the exfoliation methods used and the additional benefits they provide. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion treatments, their ins and outs, and why they have become go-to treatments for individuals seeking a rejuvenated and glowing complexion. We will also highlight how Glownar’s Truhydro 2-in-1 combines both these incredibly popular treatments into one, simple yet sophisticated device.

Benefits of Microdermabrasion

Both hydrodermabrasion and microdermabrasion are excellent options to cleanse and exfoliate skin effectively, but they do so with different tips and technologies. Microdermabrasion utilizes abrasive crystals or wands with diamond tips to remove dead skin cells and impurities. Abrasive crystals, however, are not deemed the preferred method due to the potential for irritating skin, limited control of exfoliation depth, and inconsistent results due to variability in the kinds of crystals used.

For these reasons, diamond tips have grown in popularity as a far better choice for clients. This may be attributed to several factors, including:

  • Controlled and Consistent Exfoliation: Diamond tips provide a more controlled exfoliation compared to crystals. The diamond tips are available in various sizes and coarseness levels, allowing skincare professionals to select the most suitable tip for each individual's skin type and specific concerns. This precise control helps ensure consistent and even exfoliation across the treated areas, minimizing the risk of uneven results or over-exfoliation.
  • Reduced Risk of Skin Irritation: Diamond tips are generally gentler on the skin compared to abrasive crystals. They don't cause microscopic tears or abrasions on the skin's surface, which can potentially lead to irritation, redness, or discomfort. Individuals with sensitive or delicate skin can benefit from the more gentle and controlled nature of diamond-tipped microdermabrasion.
  • Hygienic and Easy to Clean: Diamond tips are non-porous, making them more hygienic and easier to clean compared to crystals. They don't absorb or retain bacteria, debris, or skincare product residue, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and promoting a more sanitary treatment experience.
  • Versatility: Diamond tips can be used on various parts of the body, including sensitive areas like around the eyes or lips. Their versatility allows for more comprehensive and targeted treatments, addressing specific skin concerns in different areas.
  • Customizable Treatment Intensity: With diamond-tipped microdermabrasion, skincare professionals can easily adjust the intensity of the treatment based on individual skin needs. By changing the coarseness of the diamond tip or adjusting the pressure applied during the treatment, they can tailor the exfoliation to each person's unique requirements, ensuring a personalized and effective experience.
  • Minimal Discomfort: Diamond-tipped microdermabrasion is generally well-tolerated and causes minimal discomfort. The smooth surface of the diamond tip glides over the skin without scratching or scraping, creating a more comfortable treatment experience.
Benefits of Hydrodermabrasion 

While diamond dermabrasion is an excellent method of exfoliating, it is taken a step further when combined with the hydrating power of water and water-based serums.

Hydrodermabrasion is a similar treatment that offers the same benefits as microdermabrasion but with added hydration and moisturizing elements offered by the infusion of water-based serums into the skin. Compared to the exfoliation method of microdermabrasion, hydrodermabrasion utilizes a controlled stream of water, often combined with oxygen and nourishing serums, to exfoliate the skin. The water is sprayed onto the skin's surface, effectively loosening dead skin cells and debris as vacuum pressure in the handpiece simultaneously drains out the waste products from the skin. Plus, it has excellent lymphatic drainage benefits as the motions of the massage assist the body in removing toxins and debloating the face. 

The depth of exfoliation also varies between microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion. Microdermabrasion provides a deeper exfoliation as its diamond tips effectively target and remove impurities. On the other hand, hydrodermabrasion is still an extremely effective exfoliant through the mechanism of action of a pressurized fluid stream removing superficial dead skin cells and debris. For this reason, hydrodermabrasion is a preferred treatment over microdermabrasion for individuals with sensitive skin who may not be able to tolerate manual exfoliation with abrasive diamond tips. 


Hydrodermabrasion is an incredibly popular option that not only cleanses the skin but infuses it with essential active ingredients from serums. Tailor treatments to clients and their skin care needs, whether they are seeking to relieve acne, brighten skin, or diminish the signs of aging. Infusing ingredients such as helpful peptides, salicylic acid, or Vitamin C in your hydrodermabrasion treatments can boost collagen production, improve skin tone and texture, and enhance overall skin health. Additionally, since the exfoliation process of hydrodermabrasion removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, it promotes better absorption of skincare products. By infusing serums during this time, the skin is more receptive to the beneficial ingredients, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin layers and work more effectively. Aqualina Serums are one excellent choice of serums designed to deliver targeted nourishment to the skin, addressing specific skin concerns with only the purest, best ingredients.

truhydro: The Ultimate Dual facial Treatment 

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The TruHydro is a versatile equipment that offers both diamond microdermabrasion and hydrodermabrasion treatments in an easy-to-use, modern system. With a set of reusable diamond tips and hydrodermabrasion tips in various sizes and shapes, you can elevate your spa with two of the most highly requested treatments in aesthetics today. Investing in one system that offers both treatments is extremely efficient for providers as it allows you to save space in your spa as you have only one system instead of two, save money with just one purchase, and add ease to facials by being able to easily switch between treatments.

You can also offer exfoliation with hydrodermabrasion to clients with sensitive skin who cannot undergo microdermabrasion. Simply add any water-based serum of your choice to the hydro solution jar and begin. We recommend Aqualina Serums, Glownar’s line of natural formulas, carefully crafted free of alcohol, gluten, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, but any water-based solution of your choice will work!

Invest in this incredible system to experience the cleansing, radiant rejuvenation, and nourishing hydration that TruHydro delivers today.

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