HydraFacial® vs. DiamondGlow® – Which One Is Best for Me?

  • Posted on: Dec 13 2023
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Getting a facial can do wonders for your skin. However, choosing the best one for your needs may come with some challenges. Both HydraFacial® and DiamondGlow® can offer great exfoliation and nourishing benefits, allowing your skin to glow. That being said, the two treatments are also quite similar, making the choice between them fairly difficult.


By knowing what your skin needs, along with a consultation with one of our providers, you can make a more calculated choice. Both options are corrective exfoliating treatments, the main difference being the technique used. Read this blog and find out which option is more appropriate for your skin condition. 

What Is DiamondGlow®?

The DiamondGlow® treatment is a treatment that offers exfoliation and extraction benefits that leave your skin looking smooth and lustrous. Using diamond-tip technology with a closed-loop vacuum, this facial will extract the dirt from your pores and leave your face feeling clean. The diamond technology has also proven efficient at killing bacteria, making it a great treatment for people with acne-prone skin. As the name suggests, the treatment is appropriate for those seeking the glow of a diamond.

The treatment can also help stimulate blood flow while being gentle on delicate areas like your eyes and lips. Once the impurities are extracted from your pores, your skin will be infused with SkinMedica® serums tailored to your needs, addressing different concerns. Patients can choose anything from anti-aging serums to clarifying and hydrating ones.

What Is HydraFacial®?

If you are looking to get that plump, dewy, and hydrated look, then the HydraFacial® treatment is what you should be looking for. Like DiamondGlow®, the treatment offers exfoliation properties, loosening your pores and clearing dead skin cells. The treatment uses salicylic and glycolic acids to provide exfoliating and cleansing properties, clearing bacteria for those with acne-prone skin.

The treatment takes about one hour, leaving dewy and glowing skin behind. The purpose is to make your skin look hydrated and plump, reducing potential signs of aging. The side effects from the HydraFacial® treatment are minimal and should clear out within a few hours. 


Similarities and Differences

Both HydraFacial® and DiamondGlow® go through similar stages: exfoliation, extraction, and nourishment. Their purpose is to clear your pores and offer corrective care, using different serums to make your skin look and feel moisturized and vibrant.

However, the technique is different. Where DiamondGlow® uses manual exfoliation with the diamond tip, HydraFacial® relies on chemicals to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. This makes HydraFacial® a good option for those who want deep treatments, whereas DiamondGlow® is more appropriate for women and men with chemical-sensitive skin. 

The therapeutic goals for these treatments may also be different, which is why you need to determine your needs. HydraFacial® is a treatment that aims to cleanse and moisturize your skin, soothing it from the surface. This makes it a good option for people who have an event coming their way in the next few days.

The DiamondGlow® treatment goes slightly deeper, as the focus is more on the clinical goals. The technique and serums used aim to correct aggressive acne, fine lines, wrinkles, dull complexion, and more. This makes DiamondGlow® a better option for women and men who have various imperfections to correct.

The Bottom Line

Both DiamondGlow® and HydraFacial® are great options for making your skin glow. That being said, you need to determine what your goals are and the effects you want to obtain. Contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and set up an appointment for the treatment that best fits your needs!


For more information about HydraFacial® and DiamondGlow®, you can contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. As an alternative, you can also use our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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