HydraFacial Singapore – Pros and Cons

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HydraFacial review

Hydrafacial Singapore – During your research on “how to get rid of black heads,”  you will definitely come across non invasive facial treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fractional RF microneedling & more. You might also chance upon the treatment – HydraFacial which many have crowned “the only facial you will ever need.”.

Often, you will be overwhelmed with the amount of treatments & information that you encounter, bringing you back to square one: Which treatment is the best for my problem?

Fear not, this comprehensive guide will break down the exact benefits of HydraFacial Singapore & compare it with all its competitors.

*Disclaimer: This will be a long read, but always remember, “No pain, no gain.”.


First order of business: What exactly is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is a non-invasive, multi-action treatment that combines hydradermabrasion, chemical peel, and painless extractions in a treatment.

To put it in simple terms, the treatment will cleanse, exfoliate, & extract the impurities accumulated in your face. At the same time, it also infuses serum rich in antioxidants, peptides, & hyaluronic acid.

Hydrafacials are very effective for the following skin types:

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hydra peel facial

First, it employs a vacuum suction to remove stubborn impurities, dead skin, & clogged sebum from your pores. Manual extraction can also be performed afterward to ensure all blackheads/whiteheads are removed.

Chemical peel acid will be infused into the pores to completely eradicate any remaining dirt. This step will thoroughly cleanse the pores. 

Lastly, serum rich in antioxidants, peptides, & hyaluronic acid will be infused to ensure intense hydration and a long lasting result. 

Best of all, it is 100% pain free, non-invasive, and has no downtime. It is a very affordable facial treatment and you only need to go once to twice a month to maintain that clean, hydrated look. No wonder they call it “the only facial you will ever need.”.


Hydrafacial Facial Review Singapore

We will find out how hydrafacial Singapore compares with other popular acne skin treatments. Currently, there are 5 popular acne treatments in Singapore:

  1. Microdermabrasion
  2. Chemical Peel
  3. Fractional RF Microneedling
  4. LED Light Therapy
  5. Carbon Laser Peel

We will compare the pros and cons of the above treatment against Hydrafacial to find a winner.


Microdermabrasion vs HydraFacial Singapore

HydraFacial Singapore vs microdermabrasion

Both microdermabrasion & hydrafacials is very similar in nature. Many have labeled HydraFacial as the upgraded version of microdermabrasion. Also commonly known as hydradermabrasion, Hydrapeel uses a vacuum tip for deep cleansing.

Microdermabrasion uses a abrasive tip (usually a diamond tip) that acts as a ‘sandpaper‘ to sand off the top layers of your skin.  Thereafter, serum will be infused to keep the skin hydrated & radiant. Due to the abrasive tip, you may experience minor redness & swelling after the treatment. If you are suffering from sensitive skin, it is better to consult a medical professional before trying.

The main difference between HydraFacial & microdermabrasion is the extraction tip. The vacuum tip from HydraFacial is easy on the skin making it virtually pain free and suitable for all skin types

Other than the potential minor redness, microdermabrasion can potentially alter the colour balance of the skin resulting in skin discolouration. On the bright side, it requires less sessions than HydraFacial.


Winner: HydraFacial

(Close fight – microdermabrasion lost on the extraction tip)


Chemical Peel vs HydraFacial Singapore


HydraFacial Singapore vs Chemical Peel

The main features of HydraFacial & Chemical Peel focus on removing dead skin for a radiant hydrated skin. The advantage of Chemical Peel is the different level of peels (superficial peels – deeper peels) – able to target different skin issues which HydraFacial can’t.

Different peels can target different problems such as:

  • Salicylic Acid: Most effective against Acne and Oily Skin, improving skin tone.
  • Glycolic Acid: Most effective against Hyper pigmentation, Aging, Skin Tone & Texture.
  • Lactic Acid: Most effective against Discolouration, Skin Sagging and Minimize Pore Size.

The results from Chemical Peel can be amazing, however due to the strength of the acid, it is not suitable for everyone. The effectiveness is also more visible on lighter skin tone individuals.

Compared to HydraFacial Singapore (where it is suitable for all skin types), Chemical Peel have quite a few restrictions. Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis are not recommended. It will be wise to consult a medical professional before deciding.


Winner: HydraFacial

(Mainly due to the the limitations on the different skin types)

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Fractional Radio Frequency vs HydraFacial

HydraFacial vs Fractional RF microneedling

Fractional Radio Frequency (RF) relies on delivering micro needle at the dermis layer of your skin. The gold tip needle deliver heat energy promoting collagen production & pores reduction.

There are also types of Fractional RF (AGNES) that are effective against chronic cystic acne. The radio frequency energy can target hyperactive sebaceous glands to permanently destroy it. Without the sebaceous glands, there will not be any infection, hence, no acne.

They drawback of Fractional RF  is that it is more focused on acne scars treatment rather than clearing sebum & congestion. Destroying the sebaceous glands with AGNES could potentially cause long term dryness on the skin. The AGNES treatment is also relatively painful.


Winner: HydraFacial

(More focused on acne scars & potential side effects)


LED Light Therapy vs HydraFacial

Hydrafacial vs Led light therapy

The Light-Emitting Diode (LED) light technology penetrates deep into the skin layer reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, targeting active acne and skin rejuvenation.

The healing properties of the LED Light Therapy makes it the perfect compliment to invasive & non invasive skin treatments.

LED Light Therapy consists of 3 lights promoting different effects:

  1. Red Light: Targets wrinkles, rosacea, and sun damage.
  2. Blue Light: Targets acne bacteria that cause acne lesions. By removing the bacteria, this treatment reduces active acne.
  3. Yellow Light:  Increase wound healing, collagen induction, skin hydration & rejuvenation.

The LED treatment usually takes 10 to 20 minutes depending on conditions. The process of Light Therapy does not involve a physical extraction or infusion, therefore it is more suited to enhance the effects of HydraFacial Singapore (or any invasive or non invasive procedures).

Being a non invasive, safe, natural & painless treatment, it be can be tailored to suit your individual skin goals.


Winner: HydraFacial

(More focused on acne scars & potential side effects)


Carbon Laser Peel vs HydraFacial

HydraFacial vs carbon laser peel

Carbon Laser Peel is a pain free, no downtime treatment suitable for:

  • Oily skin
  • Blackhead
  • Congested pore
  • Active acne
  • Enlarged Pores

A true contender to the HydraFacial targeting at the same skin problems. The main difference between the two treatment is that HydraFacial is more focused on skin hydration while Carbon Laser Peel targets skin restoration.

Being a non ablative treatment, the Carbon Laser Peel can penetrate into deep layers without damaging the top layers resulting in healthy collagen production. This laser procedure is suitable for all ages and all skin types.

Skin issues such as age spots and dark spots, fade freckles, reduce wrinkles and fine lines can also be targeted. Being a medical aesthetic treatment, Carbon Laser Peel can cost slightly more expensive than HydraFacial.


Winner: Draw

(Both treatments targets the same issues without advantages over each other.)


Hydrafacial Singapore Cost / Price Comparison – The most valuable treatment

HydraFacial cost price


Aesthetic treatments in Singapore is extremely competitive. Many aesthetic clinics / medispa are selling the same treatments, therefore, prices are generally very transparent. Most of the time, it boils down to the location, service, knowledge and reputation of doctors.

The typical costs of the treatments are as followed:

HydraPeel: $150 – $250 (First trial at $68)

Microdermabrasion: $70 – $120

Chemical Peel: $130 – $250 (First trial at $68)

Fractional RF: $580 – $900 (First trial at $300)

LED Light Therapy: $60 – $100 (First trial at $50)

Carbon Laser Peel: $259 – $550 (First Trial $198)

Although cost is always a deciding factor for skin treatments, the most important decision is choosing the right treatment for your skin problem. At Bio Aesthetic Medispawe want our customers to try the treatment at a trial price before committing long term. Only by experiencing the options available, you can decide which treatment suits you best.

You can also check out a full range of Aesthetic Clinic treatments at Bio Aesthetic Laser Clinic including treatments such as Rejuran Healer, Botox, Face Fillers, CO2 Laser Acne Scars, HIFU, Profhilo, Nose Thread Lift & Fat Freeze .


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