Geneo Oxygen Facial vs Hydrafacial – Which is better?

In the ever-evolving world of skincare, there are countless treatments and facials to choose from. Two popular options that often come up in discussions are the Geneo Facial and the Hydrafacial. Both promise to rejuvenate your skin, but they do so in different ways and cater to various skin concerns. In this blog post, we’ll delve into a detailed comparison of these two facials, exploring their key similarities and differences, the specific skin concerns they address, and the expected results. This information will help you understand each facial and why at Aqua-Tox we have chosen to offer the Geneo Oxygen Facial. 

Geneo vs Hydrafacial - What do they both do?

Let’s start by highlighting the key similarities between the Geneo Facial and Hydrafacial:

Exfoliation: Both facials include exfoliation as a crucial step. They remove dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Hydration: Both treatments hydrate the skin and can be customised to suit your specific skin concerns. They infuse essential nutrients and moisturizing serums into the skin, leaving it looking plump and radiant.

Non-invasive: Neither facial breaks the skin, requires injections, or significant downtime. They are non-invasive treatments, making them suitable for a wide range of clients.

Geneo Oxygenation vs Hydrafacial - What are the differences?

Now, let’s dive into the key differences between the Geneo Facial and Hydrafacial:

OxyGeneo Technology vs. Vortex Technology:

  • Geneo Facials utilise OxyGeneo Technology, which exfoliates, oxygenates, and infuses the skin with nourishing serums in a single treatment. This unique technology provides three-in-one benefits, making it an efficient choice.

  • Hydrafacial, on the other hand, uses Vortex Technology to cleanse, exfoliate, and extract impurities, followed by serum infusion. The process is effective but lacks the oxygenation aspect that Geneo offers.

Oxygenation and CO2 Bubbles:

  • The Geneo Facial introduces CO2 microbubbles during the exfoliation stage of treatment, which triggers an oxygenation response from within the skin. This natural stimulation of oxygenation enhances circulation and promotes the absorption of nutrients.

  • Hydrafacial lacks any aspect of oxygenation, which sets Geneo apart in terms of skin oxygenation.

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening:

  • An optional but highly desirable part of a Geneo facial is TriPollar radio frequency (rf) skin tightening. A specialised treatment wand is used to deliver radio frequency energy and heat to stimulate collagen and produce an instant tightening and lifting effect. This is typically performed at the beginning of a Geneo facial as the warmth and motion are extremely relaxing. Radio frequency is not suitable for everyone and therefore this is an optional stage of the Geneo facial. 

  • A classic Hydrafacial treatment does not include any element of radio frequency skin tightening. However some clinics may choose to offer combination treatments utilising multiple treatment technologies. 

A female is having a facial using a handheld wand (Geneo), she has blue oxygenating product on her face

What does a Hydrafacial do for your face?

Hydrafacial is beneficial for those looking to maintain overall skin health and is a versatile treatment suitable for most skin types.

It can be effective in treating acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, and congested skin helped by the extraction element of the treatment. 

What does a Geneo facial do?

Geneo is a good choice for individuals seeking a radiant, youthful complexion and is suitable for most skin types due to the variety of infusions available.

The Geneo facial addresses fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture whilst the oxygenation process enhances skin health and radiance.

What are the benefits of a Hydrafacial?

  • Hydrafacial delivers immediate results, leaving your skin clean, refreshed, and hydrated.
  • A series of treatments can help manage specific skin concerns, such as acne, and improve overall skin health.
  • Benefits can be sustained over time by having regular maintenance treatments. 
  • There is minimal downtime and you can return to your day following the facial. You may experience mild redness and temporary sensitivity but most people find they love the way their skin looks following treatment. 

Hydrafacial Cost

Hydrafacial costs vary but in Hertfordshire, London and the South East it is commonly one of the most expensive facials in a clinics treatment offering. Prices typically start at around £140, increasing to £200 in some clinics for more premium versions of the treatment. Regular treatments are recommended to maintain results. 

Geneo Facial Costs

Geneo facial costs vary and many clinics offer a number of treatment tiers. In Hertfordshire, London and the South East a Geneo Facial without RF typically start at £100. A Geneo facial with RF typically starts at £175. A course of treatments is recommended for maximum results but results can be maintained long term. 

Geneo vs Hydrafacial - Which is better?

Both the Geneo Facial and Hydrafacial offer effective, non-invasive solutions for improving your skin’s appearance and health. While they share common goals of exfoliation and hydration, their unique technologies and focus areas set them apart. Geneo’s OxyGeneo Technology offers skin oxygenation and is ideal for those seeking a radiant complexion, while Hydrafacial’s Vortex Technology excels at targeting concerns like acne and congested skin.

Ultimately, the choice between these facials depends on your specific skin concerns and the results you desire. Consulting with a qualified skincare professional can help you make the best decision for your skin type and goals. At Aqua-Tox we offer a number of facials and skincare treatments including the Geneo Facial, Obagi Facials, Chemical Peels, RF Microneedling, Laser Skin Treatments and Obagi Medical skincare. We understand that it can be overwhelming to know which treatment will best suit your skin concerns and long term skincare goals so we offer a complimentary skincare consultation to help guide you. To book one of these please contact us via our website form, phone, whats app or email. 

Whichever skin treatment you choose, you can look forward to a revitalised and more radiant complexion and a new found confidence 

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