DiamondGlow Vs. HydraFacial; Which is Better?

Both DiamondGlow and HydraFacial are popular medi-spa treatments that promise glowing, radiant skin. But which one is right for you? Let’s break down the differences between these two facials to help decide.


  • DiamondGlow: Uses a diamond-tipped wand to physically exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and unclog pores, while infusing the skin with SkinMedica serum.
  • HydraFacial: Uses a vortex extraction system to vacuum up dead skin cells and debris while simultaneously infusing the skin with hydrating serums.


  • DiamondGlow: Uses medical-grade serums that are customized to your specific skin concerns: hydration, clearer skin, anti-aging, and more.
  • HydraFacial: Uses “boosters” that are added to the treatment to target specific concerns like hydration, brightening, or acne.


  • DiamondGlow: May be more effective for treating deeper wrinkles, acne, and scarring.
  • HydraFacial: May be gentler on sensitive skin and better for hydration maintenance.

Active Acne

  • DiamondGlow: DiamondGlow facials can be customized with the SkinMedica Pore Clarifying Pro-Infusion Serum to treat acne. DiamondGlow crushed diamond micro-dermabrasion tips can be switched out for a super-gentle “brush” tip so that patients with active and/or cystic acne can be effectively treated without abrasion.
  • HydraFacial: Can be beneficial for unclogging skin and treating mild to moderate acne but may not be a solution for those with cystic acne.


  • DiamondGlow: At Beleza Plastic Surgery & Medi-spa, dermaplaning, DiamondGlow, and a mask application is $300. When bought in pre-paid packages, Beleza offers 10% off the total.
  • HydraFacial: Prices vary; results may not be as long-lasting.

So, which is better?

The best treatment for you will depend on your individual skin concerns and goals. If you have acne, active acne wrinkles, or scarring, DiamondGlow may be a better option for a hydra-infusion facial. If you have highly sensitive skin or are looking for a more general hydrating treatment, then HydraFacial may be a better choice.

Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • Your skin type: DiamondGlow may be too harsh for sensitive skin, while HydraFacial may not be effective enough for acne-prone skin or those who have textural issues.
  • Your Alle Rewards membership: DiamondGlow is a part of Alle Rewards, so you earn points with every DiamondGlow facial and you are able to redeem Alle points towards DiamondGlow.
  • Your downtime: Both treatments are non-invasive and have minimal downtime. However, DiamondGlow may cause some temporary redness and irritation, which resolves within minutes to hours, depending on the patient.

Ultimately, the best way to decide which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a medical provider. They can assess your skin and recommend the best treatment for your individual needs.

Hopefully, this blog post has been helpful in learning about the difference between DiamondGlow and HydraFacial!

There are also similarities between HydraFacial and DiamondGlow treatments:

  • Both DiamondGlow and HydraFacial are safe and effective for most people. However, there are some risks associated with any facial treatment, so it is important to talk to your medical provider about any potential concerns you may have.
  • Multiple treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.
  • The investments of time and money you make by visiting a medical office for any facial aesthetics treatment should always be complemented by an at-home skincare and wellness routine. Avoid nicotine and excessive alcohol to ensure a healthy glow. Daily SPF usage will help prevent aging and protect skin from harmful environmental exposure. Beleza always recommends SPF 30+ for daily use, and a higher SPF for outdoor activities or vacations.

If this blog post has left you feeling interested or curious, give our office a call to schedule a consultation at (724) 759-7777. A consultation with your Beleza provider will help to answer questions you may have.

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