Why we think DiamondGlow® out performs HydraFacial

If you’re seeking a treatment that can nourish, refine, and polish your skin, give you a truly healthy glow, we at Whistler Medical Aesthetics here in Whistler recommend the latest and greatest in facial technology: the Diamond Glow. It gives your complexion a fresh glow, erases fine lines, improves tone and texture, and even corrects acne. And before you think, “Ah it’s just another facial” we recommend you think again!

DiamondGlow® Versus Hydrafacial

Both treatments on appearance tick the same boxes – to deeply cleanse the skin, extract impurities, and infuse with nourishing serums. But the DiamondGlow® goes a step further to achieve one more crucial task: exfoliating your face using a diamond tip.

Exfoliation is the key to keeping your skin smooth and soft. It buffs away and removes dead skin cells that, when left to their own devices, sit and cluster on your skins surface. They can contribute to rough patches and dull skin that absorbs rather than reflects light, and congested pores.

A Natural Boost

Your skin naturally sheds every month or so. It’s designed to do this to replace dead cells with new ones. But this process can lea e dead cells to sit on the surface longer than they should. Exfoliating helps your body remove these cells with greater efficiency, allowing pores to breathe and new tissues to emerge. 

In our research, we found that the HydraFacial does not effectively exfoliate, it only penetrates superficially. The Diamond Glow, on the other hand was designed wih simultaneous exfoliation in mind. That is why Diamond Glow is a Physician only service. Diamond Glow resurfaces skin so the fast-acting serums can sink deep into underlying tissues. It’s totally customizable to provide the treatment that suits the particular needs of your skin, rather than a generalized therapy. 


The DiamondGlow® achieves different goals than the HydraFacial. The HydraFacial is a highly branded relaxing treatment, often seen in beauty shops and hotel spas, where there is more empahsis on cosmetic. Unlike other treatments, DiamondGlow® is customized to you — combining a precision diamond tip to match your skin’s needs, targeted SkinMedica® Pro-Infusion Serums, and a perfectly curated, at-home SkinMedica® skincare regimen to keep your glow going. DiamondGlow® has the aim of providing a more corrective care to address active acne, rough patches, a dull complexion, dryness, and fine lines.

The second key factor differentiating the modalities, is that each DiamondGlow® Facial treatment you receive will build upon the last, so your results continue to develop and improve. This helps you enjoy longer-lasting effects. A more traditional facial, on the other hand, tends to maintain results with each subsequent treatment.

Draining the Lymphatic System

Compared to many other facials on the market, the ability to drain your lymphatic system is unique to the Diamond Glow. The direction and length of the pressure applied are intended to help move toxins (drain the lymphatic nodes) for a healthier, clearer complexion. As those toxins are processed by the body for removal, your skin will also look more refreshed with a youthful, luminescent glow.

Lymphatic drainage offers additional benefits as well. It can reduce puffiness in the face, improve eczema, and reduce acne. It can also:

  • Fight off infection
  • Improve scar tissue
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Help in post-workout recoveries

Medical Grade Serums

Serums earn a lot of media attention for good reason. They can brighten your complexion, moisturize dry tissues, and otherwise help transform your appearance. But not all serums are created equally. Let’s consider the clincial evidence base of those used in the Diamond Glow treatment versus the HydraFacial.

Diamond Glow incorporates medical-grade serums that:

  • Deliver antioxidants
  • Refine pores
  • Address discoloration
  • Hydrate depleted tissues

The HydraFacial uses boosters (not serums) that can ease redness and improve texture. A big difference! The serums in Diamond Glow also effectively correct visible signs of aging. Bonus eh!

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