Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Diamond tip microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that professionally exfoliates the skin by removing dead, uneven layers of skin. This method of microdermabrasion uses a diamond tipped instrument to lightly abrade the top layers of skin and bring new, radiant skin to the surface.see all Skin procedures
Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
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About the Procedure
The diamond tip microdermabrasion approach uses a diamond-tip wand that is gently moved across the skin to exfoliate the face. Diamond tip microdermabrasion is typically compared to its predecessor, crystal microdermabrasion, which exfoliates the skin with a precise stream of tiny crystals. Hydradermabrasion, which harnesses the power of a pressurized water flow to wear away dead skin cells, is yet another microdermabrasion treatment available to patients. While all three methods of microdermabrasion are effective, it is important to note that the skincare professional performing the service can be more important than which technique is utilized. During a diamond tip microdermabrasion session, each treatment will last about a half hour. You may feel a mild scratching as the procedure removes the superficial skin cells. This technique has been compared to a mild sand-papering of the skin, whereas crystal microdermabrasion would be akin to a light sand-blasting. Additionally, you'll notice a vibrating sensation akin to a massage. There is also a suction mechanism to lift off the dead skin.
The goal of a diamond tip microdermabrasion procedure is to revitalize the skin and encourage healthy and clear skin. Poor skin texture and minor scars can also be reduced with microdermabrasion.
What to Expect
Diamond tip microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that professionally exfoliates the skin by removing dead, uneven layers of skin. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after diamond tip microdermabrasion.
- Do not use Retin-A or other exfoliating creams for 1-3 days
- Avoid tanning and waxing for 1 week before
- No chemical peels or dermal injections for 2-3 weeks prior
- Topical numbing cream may be applied
- Diamond tipped wand is moved across skin removing uneven, pigmented skin cells
- A suction mechanism lifts off the exfoliated skin
While seemingly harsh on the skin, diamond tip microdermabrasion treatments require no recovery time. It is common to experience redness or swelling after the procedure however this will subside within a few hours. Your skin may be dry or flakey for a few days. If this procedure is being done in preparation for an event, it is advised to schedule your treatment a few days prior to ensure adequate time for the redness to dissipate.
Ideal candidates for diamond tip microdermabrasion have an uneven skin tone, texture, or minor scars and want a minimally invasive solution to improve their facial skin.
Not Recommended For
Diamond tip microdermabrasion is not recommended for candidates with active skin conditions like rosacea, eczema, dermatitis, sunburn, herpes, lupus, open sores, psoriasis, fragile capillaries or widespread acne as treatment could worsen the issue.
Side effects from diamond tip microdermabrasion may include bruising which may last several days and skin sensitivity.