Microneedling vs. HydraFacial®: Make Your Best Choice

Microneedling vs. HydraFacial®: Make Your Best Choice

As the aesthetics field moves forward, you get access to more and more choices to keep your skin looking its best through the years. You can opt for treatments with dramatic results but notable downtime — like facelifts and deep chemical peels — or you can choose ones that won’t require a recovery period afterward.

If the latter sounds more up your alley, there are a couple of options well worth considering. 

Here at Revive Medical Aesthetics in Longview, Washington, Dawn Woods, ARNP, offers both microneedling and the HydraFacial® to help you toward your cosmetic goals. Both of these treatments are extremely popular because they can address a variety of skin concerns with minimal downtime. 

But what’s the difference, and which one is best for you? Let’s take a look. 


Microneedling taps into your skin’s own rejuvenating power. During this treatment, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® to make tiny, evenly spaced pinpricks on the surface of your skin. (Don’t worry, we apply numbing cream beforehand.)

Your skin registers this treatment as an injury and kickstarts its healing processes, generating new, healthy skin cells. As a result, microneedling can reduce the visibility of a broad range of skin woes, including:

You can expect minimal downtime with microneedling. Your skin might look red or irritated for the first day or so after treatment, but you’re free to return to your normal daily activities right away. We also apply the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™ to help soothe your skin. 

Many of our patients schedule their microneedling appointment in the afternoon, rest up for the remainder of the day, then head back to work or school the next day. You can start wearing makeup as soon as 24 hours after treatment. 

The HydraFacial

While microneedling can drive marked skin improvement, you might not be up for any downtime at all. If that sounds like you, consider the HydraFacial.

This innovative treatment delivers nourished, radiant skin through these three steps:

Through this process, we can deliver:

What’s more, you can head straight from your HydraFacial to the next activity on your agenda. In fact, people might even tell you that you’re glowing. 

Here at Revive Medical Aesthetics, we’re committed to offering you the most effective — and most convenient — treatments available today. To figure out which options are best for your skin goals, call us or email our spa to set up an appointment. 

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