Basic, Hydro and Microdermabrasion Costs

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on November 1, 2022

Here are average dermabrasion, hydradermabrasion, and microdermabrasion costs, along with general price ranges.

Microdermabrasion Costs - Prices for Every Variation of the Treatment

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We all love a good facial! The beauty industry has grown so much it now offers us countless options for fixing any imperfections we may have, and if there’s one aspect estheticians have definitely mastered it’s giving us the flawless complexion we all strive for.

In the sea of new, trendy treatments that emerge all the time, microdermabrasion has proved to be one of the most effective ones among non-invasive, no-downtime, go-straight-back-to-your-day options. Clients definitely love it and it gets raging reviews.

Here’s all the info on the microdermabrasion facial you need.

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How Much Do Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion and Hydradermabrasion Cost?

Although all 3 treatments are considered skin resurfacing and work on the same principle – scraping off a layer of damaged skin to allow new, better skin to grow over – they are quite different, and there’s a gradation to them.

Each of these treatments is a one-off, meaning, if you need multiple sessions, you pay for each one. In the case of hydro/micro dermabrasion, some salons offer package deals.

Here is some basic information on each treatment and the average price of each variation with general price ranges:

What Is Dermabrasion?

Basic dermabrasion is an intense treatment most consider surgical. It implies the scraping of a thicker layer of skin where the imperfection is located, removing a portion of living skin cells. It’s done with anesthetics, and it entails up to 2 weeks of downtime.

This type of exfoliation is quite intense, and it can only be performed by dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

It’s only done in cases where less intense exfoliation wouldn’t give the desired results – for deeply rooted imperfections, deep wrinkles, and severely damaged skin.

For more information on dermabrasion, check out this guide.

Dermabrasion treatment polishes off the damaged and dead skin revealing a younger look with clear skin
Image source: Instagram @contoura_drgarcia

Dermabrasion Cost

The average dermabrasion cost is around $1700. However, the price can vary significantly based on the size of the treated area.

The general price range is from $100 for very small areas, like tiny scars, up to $4500 for large areas.

What Does the Dermabrasion Cost Depend On?

The primary factor that determines the dermabrasion price is the size of the area treated. Sometimes, anesthesia is charged extra, especially if it’s injectable.

Other factors include the location (in larger cities, the price of cosmetic surgery is generally higher), the expertise of the doctor performing the treatment, exclusivity, and type of clinic.

What Is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is far less intense than dermabrasion.

It removes a thinner layer of skin – the epidermis – and it’s good for targeting skin imperfections that aren’t that severe (shallow acne scars or signs of aging), or for just improving the overall appearance and texture of the skin.

The treatment is performed with a handpiece attached to a machine, which features a rotary tip that simultaneously exfoliates the skin, sucks in the debris, and extracts impurities from pores.

It’s a cosmetic treatment done in spas and beauty salons.

For more information on microdermabrasion, check out this guide.

Microdermabrasion Price

The average microdermabrasion facial price per session is around $120, but it can range from around $70 to as much as $220.

What Do Microdermabrasion Costs Depend On?

The microdermabrasion price depends on how the treatment is performed (there is a slight difference between crystal and diamond microdermabrasion), your location, the exclusivity of the salon, the products used.

A major factor is also whether you’re getting some additional treatments or not – microdermabrasion is often combined with dermaplaning, chemical peels, LED light therapy, etc.

microdermabrasion treatment costImage source: Instagram @noemi_demeter_aesthetics

What Is Hydradermabrasion?

Hydradermabrasion is on the same level of intensity as microdermabrasion in terms of exfoliation, but it gives an additional effect – deep hydration.

The handpiece which exfoliates and performs suction also ejects liquids: cleansing and hydrating solutions. This is the most elaborate treatment of the trio, and it can give your skin a very intense refreshment.

Just like microdermabrasion, it can treat relatively minor skin imperfections or just refresh the skin overall, but it will give you a more intense cleanse and nourish the skin further.

For more information on hydrodermabrasion, check out this guide.

Hydradermabrasion Cost

The average hydradermabrasion cost per session is around $140, but the price ranges from as low as $60 to $250.

What Does the Hydradermabrasion Cost Depend On?

With hydradermabrasion, the primary factor that determines the price is the brand of the machine used.

Hydradermabrasion is an umbrella term for a range of branded facials – there are several manufacturers of hydradermabrasion devices and the techs operate under a specific license. So, you will usually encounter this treatment under a different, branded name.

Then, there’s your location, the exclusivity of the salon, and whether you’re getting some add-ons or not.

Hydradermabrasion (also known as Hydrafacial or Wet Dermabrasion) cleanses and hydrates skinImage source: Instagram @liliumskinclinic

Are These Treatments Worth the Cost?

This depends on your expectations.

  • In the case of dermabrasion, most clients are very satisfied with what dermabrasion can achieve and they mostly agree it is worth the relatively high cost. Dermabrasion can eliminate some imperfection no other treatment can tackle successfully, so in that sense, we could say it’s definitely worth it.
  • Microdermabrasion can diminish minor skin imperfections, but it requires maintenance in most cases. What it can permanently diminish is the visibility of small shallow scars. It definitely can give a great improvement in overall complexion, but it can’t stop processes like aging or sun damage, and your skin will inevitably need periodical cleansing.
  • Similarly, hydrodermabrasion can give amazing results, as it doesn’t only cleanse and exfoliate your face, but also provides deep nourishment and hydration, but these too are temporary. Over time, if you want to repeat the effect, you’ll have to repeat the treatment. It can permanently help with small shallow scars.
    Dermabrasion, microdermabrasion and hydradermabrasion average cost

Basic, Hydro and Microdermabrasion Costs – Main Takeaways

Dermabrasion, microdermabrasion and hydradermabrasion all engage the same principle – scraping off damaged skin to let new skin grow over the area – but they are not the same treatment, and therefore, their prices differ. Dermabrasion is a surgical treatment, so it’s much more expensive than the other 2 – its average price is around $1700. Microdermabrasion and hydradermabrasion are non-invasive facials, and their average prices are $120 and $140, respectively.

These are just ballpark figures – how much basic, hydro and microdermabrasion costs in your case may vary.



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