• Suzi Sailer

So many Treatment options, how to choose?

Hydrafacial, Microdermabrasion, and Silkpeel Dermalinfusion


What are they, and what are the differences between these three treatments?  

These treatments are all about giving you the best skin possible.  This is done by exfoliating the top layer of skin to reveal the glowing complexion underneath.  Now, because the end goal is virtually the same for all of these treatments, the question is how do each of these treatments accomplish that goal and how do you know which treatment is superior to the other?

Microdermabrasion:  Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin using tiny crystals and then pulling out any impurities or debris with suction.  This procedure removes the outer layer of skin to unveil the fresh skin beneath it. It is an older version, but can still produce good results because exfoliation in general is good for your skin. The average cost of microdermabrasion is $137 and it takes about 30 minutes to complete one session.

Dermalinfusion (Silkpeel):  Dermalinfusion is a gentler form of microdermabrasion with a few extra benefits.  It is a treatment that resurfaces skin by removing dead skin cells while it is exfoliating.  Dermalinfusion does all of this while applying a serum to treat specific skin conditions. Dermalinfusion utilizes different tips and serums for different skin types.  This treatment costs around $150-$300 per treatment and takes about 30 minutes.

Hydrafacial:   Hydrafacial uses a patented three part regimen.  This consists of cleansing, exfoliating, and infusing the skin with intensive serums.  The Hydrafacial vacuums/extracts pores with a more gentle approach than manual extractions. However there are multiple tips a practitioner can use depending on the area of skin. For example, the tip used for the back is much more aggressive than the normal tip for the face. It uses spiralized treatment tips with vortex technology.  This technology allows debris to cleared away while simultaneously pushing in potent actives. The end result is extremely moisturizing, brightening, plumping, and protecting.  This treatment costs around $145-$230 depending on which hydrafacial serum you choose, and it takes about 30-45 minutes.


Although these treatments all seem very similar, when you take a closer look it becomes obvious that they have many small differences that make a huge impact.  Microdermabrasion is older and does not have simultaneous infusing and cleaning technology. Dermalinfusion allows exfoliation and serum application at the same time.  Hydrafacial has a patented three part regimen that cleanses and exfoliates while allowing serums to be applied concurrently. However, the most important aspects of any treatment include both the technology, and the technician. The newer treatments Dermalinfusion and hydrafacial offer superior benefits with both exfoliation, and infusion of antioxidants and hydrating serums deeper into the skin surface. But, the most important aspect is the practitioner that is performing the treatment. As a practitioner, I have been trained for many different treatments. Companies sell equipment to medical spas by promoting the amount of $$ it costs to do an actual treatment compared to what the actual cost to the client is. So, some spas may skimp on treatments (AKA don’t use as much product, or cover all areas) to save money. At Refresh Med Spa, all aspects/steps of our hydrafacial treat the full face. The exfoliation, peel, extraction, hydration/infusion of antioxidants are done on every area. Our treatment results are due to experience as well as the desire to produce impacting/amazing results for clients. At Refresh Med Spa, the goal is to provide the best, affordable aesthetic care for our clients. If you are interested in trying one of our hydrafacials, see our website for pricing, or call 402-499-0496.

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