The DiamondGlow Facial vs. The HydraFacial: Which Is Better?

June 29, 2021

[content] We recently began offering The DiamondGlow™ facial at our practice — aka the Allergan-brand version of what is commonly referred to as a “hydra-facial.” Hydra-facials, or dermal infusion treatments, use a specialized wand to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. That same wand extracts congestion while also infusing your skin with targeted serums for your specific skin type. DiamondGlow Facial vs HydraFacial

These pore clarifying, ultra hydrating facial treatments are customized to each client’s needs. They can treat fine lines and signs of aging, uneven skin tone, blackheads, brown spots, and more. However, this may lead some clients to wonder: Why does MedBeautyLA offer the DiamondGlow™ over a number of other popular dermal-infusion brands? And even more specifically, why the DiamondGlow over the HydraFacial? DiamondGlow Facial vs HydraFacial

The answer is threefold: DiamondGlow Facial vs HydraFacial

Firstly, The DiamondGlow™ currently yields the best clinical results on the market when compared to all other dermal infusion devices. Data-backed, clinical studies showed a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture, as well as a reduction in fine lines and signs of aging when used with appropriate at-home skin care.

Note difference in pore size and skin smoothness.

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Effect of DiamondGlow™ on sun-related brown spots.

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Fine-line and wrinkle results with dedicated at-home skin care routine.

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The DiamondGlow™ device is designed to work exclusively with SkinMedica medical-grade serums, which are some of the very best and most effective skin care products on the market. A simple example: Several other brands use a basic glycolic and salicylic acid blend for their pore clarifying treatments. Meanwhile, SkinMedica’s pore clarifying serum incorporates a blend of plant and chamomile oil extracts, salicylic acid, and oregano oil to improve all forms of acne. This enhanced level of quality improves results and amplifies your outcome.

Additionally, the DiamondGlow’s™ patented recessed diamond tip wand delivers a next-level resurfacing treatment that is completely customizable to each client’s skin type. Clients with thin, sensitive skin can receive a gentle exfoliation. Clients with thicker, more congested skin, or skin that needs intensive resurfacing can receive stronger, more in-depth treatment.

Secondly, the DiamondGlow™ device is specifically designed to stimulate lymphatic drainage, so every single DiamondGlow facial also doubles as a lymphatic massage. This means you’ll leave your session with a more contoured face as well as a more radiant complexion.

And finally, because DiamondGlow™ technology is brought to you by Allergan, you can earn significant Allé rewards points every time you get a DiamondGlow facial (as of right now, a single DiamondGlow™ Facial earns you $15).

Why Have I Heard More About The HydraFacial™ (vs. The DiamondGlow™)?

Great question! The answer is simple. The HydraFacial™ has been around several years longer than the DiamondGlow™ and was the first dermal infusion device to “pop” on the market. However, this in no way means that it is superior technology. (And, in fact, the opposite is generally true when it comes to developments in the aesthetics space).

The DiamondGlow™ Facial Cost vs. The HydraFacial™ Cost

The difference in cost of The DiamondGlow™ vs. the cost of the HydraFacial™ is negligible. The cost of treatment will be about the same. However, as with all aesthetic treatments (and cosmetic services in general, like manicures or plastic surgery) pricing will vary greatly by location and provider. Treatment tends to cost more in cities over suburbs, and can even vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Additionally, the experience level of your provider as well as the quality of service also will affect pricing. In Los Angeles specifically, you can expect to pay between $250-$350 for your treatment.

Does DiamondGlow™ Have More Downtime Than The HydraFacial™?

Neither the DiamondGlow™ nor the HydraFacial™ entail downtime. Both are “event-ready” treatments that leave you with a same-day glow.

Do Effects of the DiamondGlow™ Last Longer Than the Effects of a HydraFacial?™

Yes! The immediate effects of both the DiamondGlow™ and the HydraFacial™ — aka, plumper, glowing skin — last about five days. However, the DiamondGlow™ offers a more long term solution to things like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven skin tone when compared to the HydraFacial™. This is because the DiamondGlow™ uses medical-grade skin care products and is an overall more clinical treatment. Because of this, most clients view DiamondGlow™ facials as the better investment. Patients are able to target long term skin concerns while also seeing same day results.


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Basically, the DiamondGlow™ dermal-infusion device was the best option in terms of both our clinical recommendation as a practice, as well as in terms of our clients’ wallets.  Our DiamondGlow™ device is invaluable for helping our clients meet their skin care goals.

Have more questions about what to expect when you get a DiamondGlow™ dermal-infusion facial? Check out our DiamondGlow™ info page. Or schedule an appointment or complimentary consult by giving us a call at 213-640-4008 or book online![/content]