Hydrafacial Cost & Comparison To Other Treatments
Are you thinking about getting a Hydrafacial? Hydrafacial is a great treatment for rejuvenating and refreshing your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and evening out skin tone. Cost might be one of your deciding factors when you’re comparing the treatment to others that may help you achieve your skin goals.
In this blog, we’re going to look at the Hydrafacial cost, what it can do for you and which other treatments it compares with.
Hydrafacial is one of the most adaptable treatments we have on offer, as it can address a wide range of skincare needs and is ideal for all skin types. This is thanks to its incredible adaptability. Your Hydrafacial cost and treatment depend on what it is you’re looking to achieve; there are different serums and boosters that can be added, as well as different tools that can be used, to make it the most effective solution for your skin.
In essence, Hydrafacial is an exfoliating and mild chemical peel treatment with a unique approach to refining and clarifying your skin. It is administered in stages, each enhancing your skin’s natural health. Step one is the detox stage. Your treatment begins with lymphatic drainage to help to rid your skin of built-up toxins. This specialised massage increases circulation in your face and not only feels blissfully relaxing, but it also helps to tone your skin.
Next comes the resurfacing step. Using the patented Hydrafacial tips, your skin is exfoliated – there are different grades of tip where the intensity of the exfoliation can be increased – and a peel is applied to assist with the removal of dead skin cells.
This gentle but effective peel contains glycolic acid and salicylic acid, which effectively clears the skin. While the peel is highly efficient at revealing new, healthy skin cells, you don’t have the ‘peeling’ after-effects that you get with some chemical peels. In fact, there’s no downtime at all with Hydrafacial. You can apply make-up right away (although, with skin this glowing, you won’t want to!)
The extraction stage is most people’s favourite – not because it’s relaxing, but because you can really see your skin being purified. During your Hydrafacial, debris is suctioned from your pores (check out their Facebook page for lots of videos of this in action) and leaves your skin looking brighter. Intense moisturisers are applied to hydrate and nourish your newly revealed skin cells.
The final stage includes the application of ‘boosters’ which can be selected to best suit your skin type, condition and requirements. Some boosters are better for treating acne-prone skin, while others can combat fine lines and wrinkles. It’s this level of personalisation that makes the Hydrafacial cost vary, depending on what you need.
Hydrafacial Alternatives: What Are They?
If you’re looking to compare treatments so you can make an informed choice, then comparing Hydrafacial cost, procedure and results is a good place to start. When asked which treatments that we think are comparable, we give the following suggestions:
A chemical peel uses a variety of chemicals to deeply exfoliate your skin, ridding it of dead skin cells and promoting the growth of collagen to leave you with soft, smooth and supple skin. While Hydrafacial is suitable for all skin types and can be adapted to treat most skin conditions, a chemical peel has some restrictions. Those with dark skin tones must be cautious about the type of peel they have as some can cause hyperpigmentation, and those with sensitive skin need to be wary of deep peels because they may cause irritation.
One significant difference between a chemical peel and Hydrafacial is the down time. Hydrafacial has zero down time – you can carry on with your day to day life without worry that your dead skin may be sloughing off for the world to see. With a chemical peel, particularly medium and deep depth peels, there is likely to be some shedding of dead skin in the following days.
Another key difference comes in the infused skin nutrition that Hydrafacial provides. The whole treatment balances removing old, dead cells and nourishing and invigorating the new ones, so that they go on to give you a glowing complexion for weeks to come.
With a chemical peel, you will be left with refined and smooth skin, but you’ll need to invest in quality skincare, especially a good SPF face cream, to maintain and protect your skin. It’s worth bearing in mind when weighing up Hydrafacial cost implications.
Chemical Peel Cost vs Hydrafacial Cost
There are a wide variety of chemical peels available, each offering you different outcomes and depths. To compare a chemical peel with a similar delivery as Hydrafacial, cost is fairly similar. A single treatment of each is around £120 – but it’s worth remembering that Hydrafacial includes lots of additional skin-boosting serums which you’d need to buy yourself with a chemical peel.
Microneedling differs from both Hydrafacial and chemical peels because rather than rejuvenating your skin with external factors, it stimulates your body to revive your skin naturally.
Microneedling is the process of using a tiny needle to pierce your skin all over. And while it sounds like a dramatic procedure, the punctures are so small they don’t cause any discomfort. The magic happens in your body’s response to this skin trauma – the area is flooded with collagen sent to heal it, and as a result, you end up with plumper, smoother skin.
Microneedling has been proven to be successful in treating acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores and dull skin. Better results come from multiple treatments.
Compared to Hydrafacial, microneedling has greater down time. You can expect skin sensitivity and some redness for a few days following your treatment. It also doesn’t address sebum and dirt build-up in your pores the way Hydrafacial does, so its effectiveness depends on what outcome you’re hoping for.
Microneedling cost vs Hydrafacial cost
Microneedling does have a higher cost compared to Hydrafacial. A single treatment is £250, whereas Hydrafacial is between £125 – £195 (the different boosters that you select can change the Hydrafacial cost).
So, Which Treatment Is Right For You?
Now you’ve read about three treatments that can give you brighter, smoother and silky soft skin, you’re in a better position to decide which is right for you. If you are still unsure, then book a consultation with one of our expert clinicians where we will go through the specifics of chemical peels, microneedling and Hydrafacial. Cost, recovery and outcome are the usual deciding factors that patients consider when selecting their treatment. We can analyse your skin, understand what you want to achieve and make recommendations that we think will not only deliver the results you want but will also suit your budget.
Consultations are either held via video call or you can come to the Elite Aesthetics clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. We’re easy to find, the clinic is located just 10 minutes from Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and a 20-minute drive from St. Pancras, London.