Hydrogen infusion facials: How does it compare?

07 Jun 2021
Hydrogen infusion facials: How does it compare?

Hydrogen infusion facials

Labelled as the Nobel Antioxidant, hydrogen is the most effective antioxidant to slow down symptoms of skin ageing. In hydrogen infusion facials, by being the smallest particle in existence, it is able to easily penetrate deep into the skin layers and combat against free radicals lying there. Hydrogen, with a readily free electron, can pair up with the free radicals in order to stabilise the pollutants and prevent further damage.

Of course, there are many popular types of facials out there in the market that can improve the look of your skin and combat free radicals. But how do they compare to a hydrogen infusion treatment? Here, we break down the comparison between popular facial types and Caring Skin’s H2 Infusion treatment.

Hydrogen Infusion vs Microneedling

Microneedling is a relatively old skincare technique that has claimed to be a “cure-all” for most skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, diminishing wrinkles and more. Microneedling involves using a device with lots of tiny sterilised needles and using it to puncture the skin. This physical trauma causes your skin to accelerate its healing process by increasing collagen production, resulting in younger and brighter looking skin. There are many facial spas that offer this service, but you can also buy dermarollers or dermapens online.

However, this comes with a variety of side-effects. The primary concern with microneedling is the condition of your skin after the procedure. While many microneedling services are safe and sterilised, you are still prone to side effects like swelling, redness, bruising, dryness and peeling of your skin. This is because you are causing your skin to be more sensitive to the surroundings thanks to the puncturing. Plus, microneedling is not a quick fix. It may take 4 to 6 sessions before you get to see results. Even so, your skin may take days or weeks to heal, depending on how deep the needles pierced into your skin. You may also be prone to bleeding if the procedure is not done properly!

On the other hand, a hydrogen infusion is a safe non-invasive treatment thanks to the use of hydrogen and plasma ions. This synergy helps diffuse serum particles through your skin more effectively through your skin’s layers. As all of this is done in one session, you can see great results within a short period of time.

Hydrogen Infusion vs Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is another form of exfoliating that is very popular in the skincare industry. There are many versions of this procedure, but ultimately, it is a physical exfoliation method that sloughs off the topmost layer of skin to allow new, younger skin cells to replace them. The older method of microdermabrasion used fine crystal particles to “sand” away these older skin layers, but now, many facial spas use patented technology that utilises a cosmetic grade diamond-tip that glides over the skin and buffs away these dead skin layers. Some microdermabrasion treatments can also pump treatments or serums right after the exfoliation because serums are absorbed better right after this exfoliation step.

A downside to microdermabrasion is that it can be aggravating, especially to delicate or sensitive skin. As this is a physical exfoliation method, your skin may feel like it’s been “severely dry brushed” for a few days and may also cause skin dryness and peeling. Inversely, our H2 Infusion treatment is suitable for all skin types, mainly because it does not involve an exfoliation step, and requires no downtime after the procedure. The results can be seen after just one session.

Hydrogen Infusion vs Oxygen Facials

Oxygen is another popular atom that can help tremendously with improving your skin. Oxygen is a vital ingredient that helps keep your skin looking fresh, youthful and hydrated (many celebrities swear by this type of facial!). This is because all living things need oxygen to remain healthy and alive - that includes your skin cells! This non-invasive procedure helps to plump and provide extra hydration to your skin, reduce inflammation and provides extra support to help your skin cells repair and heal, especially after bad breakouts.

From this, we can already tell that the purpose of oxygen facials will differ from a hydrogen infusion treatment. While the primary function of oxygen facials is to help in recovery and skin regeneration, our H2 Infusion treatment aids with neutralising free radicals within your skin and prevents accelerated skin ageing.

Long things short, it depends on what you’re looking for in a session and what your skin needs. The bright side is - if you’re looking to achieve brighter-looking, youthful skin, both types of facials are great options!

Hydrogen Infusion vs OTC Antioxidant Products

Over-the-counter (OTC) products are the easiest way you can get antioxidants into your daily regime. The most common antioxidants are Vitamins A, C and E, and recently there have been many others that have taken the spotlight like Vitamin B3 (niacinamide), retinol and coenzyme Q10. They mostly come in the form of serums and ampoules for higher concentrations, but they can also be found in toners, moisturisers and creams.

The downside is: the effectiveness of OTC products rely on the absorption efficiency and porosity of your skin to these products. As your skin may not be receptive to these products yet, it may also take a while before you start seeing the results take effect. On the other hand, H2 Infusion can help serums and other products penetrate deep into your skin layers with help of hydrogen atoms and plasma ions. You can see immediate results - your skin will look brighter and firmer even after one session.

Hydrogen infusion facials

At the end of the day, the benefit we can take away from this article is that the technology of the H2 Infusion treatment helps serums particles go deeper into your skin and target even the most underlying layers. That way, we are able to eradicate the free radicals living on the lowest layers of your skin and slow down the signs of skin ageing.

If you’re ready to discover the benefits of hydrogen, you can book a session of Caring Skin’s H2 Infusion Treatment. Till date, hundreds of customers have discovered more radiant, brighter and healthier skin even after just one session. Plus, with a customised treatment based on a thorough technology-assisted skin analysis, you can never go wrong with getting exactly what your skin needs.