Is DiamondGlow Better than HydraFacial?

DiamondGlow and HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin. But which one is best? 

Are fine lines and wrinkles creeping in? Perhaps your once-vibrant complexion now feels dull and uneven. These are all common concerns women face as their skin matures. But there’s no need to settle for lackluster skin! Advanced facial treatments like DiamondGlow and HydraFacial can help you achieve a brighter, smoother, and more youthful appearance. 

What is DiamondGlow?

DiamondGlow is a gentle facial treatment that uses a diamond-tipped wand to exfoliate your skin mechanically, getting rid of dead cells and giving you a fresh, radiant look. It also helps clear out your pores by extracting impurities. DiamondGlow treatments are often customized with SkinMedica serums to address specific concerns like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, or enlarged pores.

What is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial, on the other hand, uses a blend of glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate your skin. These gentle chemicals loosen dead skin cells and debris, while a painless suction removes them along with impurities. Similar to DiamondGlow, HydraFacial treatments can be customized with booster serums to target your specific skin concerns. 

DiamondGlow and Hydrafacial Key Differences

Here’s a general overview of the main differences between the two treatments: 

Diamond GlowHydraFacial
Exfoliation Method
Mechanical (diamond tip)
Chemical (glycolic & salicylic acid solutions)
Customization
High (diamond tip grit, serums)High (cleansing solutions, serums, boosters)
Suitability for Skin Types
Most skin types, including sensitiveMost skin types, may not be ideal for very sensitive
DowntimeNoneNone
Goals



More of a corrective treatment  to get rid of moderate to severe skin issues like active acne and fine lines
Achieves similar goals but with a gentler approach; better suited as ongoing maintenance care
Treatment Time30-45 minutes30-45 minutes

Which is Best for Instant Glow?

If you desire an immediate, post-facial radiance, HydraFacial might be the better choice. Its gentle chemical exfoliation and hydrating solutions minimize downtime, leaving your skin instantly refreshed and glowing.

Which is Better for Acne?

DiamondGlow’s ability to exfoliate with its diamond tip and extract impurities makes it a more effective option for acne-prone skin. It reaches deep to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, reducing the chance of breakouts. 

It also performs targeted extractions to clear existing blemishes and prevent future ones by keeping your pores clean. Plus, DiamondGlow is often paired with medical-grade serums, including those with acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, customized to address your acne-related concerns and soothe any inflammation.

What Makes A DiamondGlow Facial Unique?

Unlike many facials that focus solely on cleansing or hydration, DiamondGlow supports lymphatic drainage while simultaneously rejuvenating your skin. The gentle massage movements with the applicator and the increased circulation from the treatment helps the lymphatic system in removing waste products.

Benefits of lymphatic drainage include: 

  • Reduces puffiness
  • Improves skin health
  • Boosts immunity 
  • Promotes relaxation and reduces stress 

DiamondGlow + HydraFacial, Is it a Good Idea? 

Absolutely! While both treatments deliver fantastic results on their own, combining can maximize their benefits. DiamondGlow can be used as a starting point for a deeper clean and exfoliation, followed by HydraFacial for further hydration and targeted serums. This combination approach can be particularly beneficial for those with congested pores, uneven texture, and concerns like fine lines.

How Do I Know Which Treatment Is Best For Me?

The ideal choice between DiamondGlow and HydraFacial depends on your unique skin concerns and desired outcome. Here’s a quick guide:

Choose DiamondGlow if:

  • You have acne-prone skin.
  • You struggle with sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or uneven texture.
  • You desire a more corrective treatment addressing specific concerns.

Choose HydraFacial if:

  • You have sensitive skin.
  • You prioritize a gentle, hydrating treatment with minimal downtime.
  • You seek an immediate, post-facial glow.

Commonly Asked Questions About DiamondGlow

Is DiamondGlow safe for all skin types?

DiamondGlow is generally safe for most skin types, but it’s always best to consult with a qualified esthetician or dermatologist before scheduling a treatment. 

How many DiamondGlow treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you need depends on your individual skin concerns and desired results. Generally, a series of three to six treatments spaced two to four weeks apart is recommended for  a noticeable improvement in skin texture and radiance. Then, keep up with monthly DiamondGlow treatments to maintain healthy, radiant skin.

How can I customize my DiamondGlow treatment?

It’s easy to customize DiamondGlow treatments to your needs. Your esthetician can pick from various diamond tip sizes and strengths to suit your skin’s sensitivity and the level of exfoliation you want. There’s also a range of serums designed to tackle specific issues such as dark spots, wrinkles, or large pores. Your esthetician will choose the best ones for your skincare goals.

What can I expect during the treatment? 

There are four steps to your DiamondGlow treatment: 

(1) Deep cleansing

(2) Exfoliating 

(3) Extracting 

(4) Serum infusion

DiamondGlow is generally a comfortable procedure, but you might have a bit of redness or sensitivity afterward, which usually goes away in a few hours.

Feeling dull? DiamondGlow Your Way to A Brighter You!

DiamondGlow is the secret to a smoother, more radiant complexion. Don’t make your skin wait. Call us to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in and around Plano, Texas including Richardson, Allen, Dallas, Garland, Arlington, and more.