How Microdermabrasion got dethroned by the Hydrafacial

Today I have a special guest for you New York’s celebrity esthetician Danielle Baum, owner, and founder of Angel Skin NYC.


She shares with me how Microdermabrasion got dethroned by the Hydrafacial.

For those of you that do not know what a Microdermabrasion procedure is, here is a brief description:

It is a stronger method for exfoliation than an at-home scrub. Fine particles, typically crystal or diamond flakes are used to “sandblast” away dead skin, while newer, particle-free versions are thought to be safer and more comfortable, a microdermabrasion treatment removes the topmost layer of your skin, which reduces dark spots, fine lines, acne as well as shallow scars.

The HydraFacial has replaced microdermabrasion as the preferred option for exfoliation and allover improvement. The HydraFacial takes a more comprehensive approach to skin improvement by combining microdermabrasion, an acid peel, and a facial into one relaxing procedure thanks to its unique 4-step process:

  1.  Skin is cleansed and exfoliated to reveal glowing new skin and make it more receptive to topical products.
  2. A gentle acid peel dislodges dirt and oil without causing irritation or redness.
  3. Extractions remove more stubborn dirt from pores through the use of vortex suction.
  4. Skin is deeply hydrated by an application of antioxidant and hyaluronic acid-rich solutions.


Why is a Hydrafacial better than a microdermabrasion?

A HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates with special serums full of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.

The Hydrafacial is safe for sensitive skin types and darker skin. Microdermabrasion is a more aggressive treatment for sensitive skin types. It also does not work well with darker tones of skin.

How long does a procedure take?

Depending on your skin’s condition, a treatment can last between 15-30 minutes. You can resume your day without any peeling, or downtime.

How many treatments before you see “real” results?

After one treatment you will see results. However, Danielle recommends you do 3-6 procedures for a massive skin transformation.

The HydraFacial doesn’t just refine skin — it nourishes it from the inside out leaving you with a fresh glow.


Thank you, Danielle, for taking the time to educate us on this new and exciting beauty treatment.

Follow Danielle’s, Angel Skin NYC on Instagram to view the procedure, before/after photos, and results!

Photo credits: By Lindsay Adler on 500px, Hydrafacial Vogue, Angel Skin NYC,


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