Diamond Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure and may be performed in-office by a trained skin care professional. Our salon machines use adjustable suction to improve the efficacy of the abrasion tool.
Dermabrasion is generally used to refer to a surgical procedure that abrades away the top layers of the skin. The term microdermabrasion generally refers to a non-surgical procedure that abrades less deeply than dermabrasion. Although the mechanism of the two procedures is similar, the difference in the depth of the abrasion results in different recovery times. Dermabrasion recovery time may take as much as several weeks to several months whereas microdermabrasion recovery time may be as little as one to two days.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to decrease the appearance of superfical hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and shallow acne scars. Removing the dead skin will aid in the penetration of skin care products by up to 50% and make-up will go on much more smoothly.
The first microdermabrasion unit was developed in Italy in 1985, using small inert aluminum oxide crystals to abrade the skin. In 1986, other European markets had introduced the technology, which was immediately adopted by physicians for mechanical exfoliation. There were 10 microdermabrasion units on the market in Europe by the end 0f 1992. By the end of 1996, the FDA issued the first approval letter for microdermabrasion machines. In January 1997, the first microderm machine was being sold and marketed in the US. The diamond tip was introduced in 1999.
Diamond Microdermabrasion has evolved from rocks, stones and shells, to crystals, to particle-free diamond tips. Once the desired amount of exfoliation has been reached, some microdermabrasion units will then infuse a skin specific solution into the skin.
The Diamond Microdermabrasion system is a non-surgical and natural method of encouraging skin renewal through a crystal-free diamond peel method. This system uses a specially designed Medical Grade Diamond Wand with a Medical Grade Diamond Tip that removes unwanted dead cells from the epidermis while stimulating cellular regeneration painlessly and effectively in a controlled manner.
Through several years of research, development and proven results this advanced engineering technology has created a velocity controlled quiet machine for our professional estheticians use and our valued clients satisfaction.
Benefits of Diamond Microdermabrasion
Reduce Wrinkles: Microdermabrasion works through mechanical exfoliation, and it is beneficial to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by removing outer layers of dead skin. Of course, it is advised for my client to undergo a series of 4 to 6 microdermabrasions, which will continually remove the outer layers of dead skin. When the outer layers of dead skin are removed, it will stimulate new cell growth so that fresh and new skin pushes forth. This can begin to remove many existing deep fine lines and wrinkles, as well as to prevent new signs of aging from appearing on the skin.
Treat Acne Scars: One great use of microdermabrasion is to reduce deep scars and pockmarks, while evening out the skin tone. In fact, many of my clients also prefer the use of microdermabrasion for other areas of their body, like the back, which can commonly have acne scarring. If a client has suffered from severe acne, the microdermabrasion treatment can be used in a series to remove dead and dark scarred skin cells so that new skin can be brought forth. Of course, it is important to understand that microdermabrasion should not be done on new or open acne lesions.
Even Out the Skin Tone: So many clients suffer from hyperpigmentation, which is brown pigmentation and damage caused by unprotected Sun exposure. A microdermabrasion series will work to remove this dark and damaged skin so that the skin tone looks even overall. This is perfect for any clients that rely upon heavy makeup to cover up hyperpigmentation and scars on their skin. Even more so, many female clients will appreciate this for their chest area, which can often become leathery and damaged due to sun exposure.
Balance the Skin: Even if a client has dry or rosacea skin, they can undergo a microdermabrasion treatment to remove dead and flaking skin for better product absorption. When done gently, a microdermabrasion can reduce dryness by balancing out the skin to alleviate a number of skin concerns. The bottom line is that microdermabrasion in a spa is suited for a number of skin concerns and skin types to provide greater results for my clientele!
How to Best Treat Your Skin After Microdermabrasion
1. SPF: It is recommended that every person wears an SPF 30 on a daily basis to protect from the aging and damaging rays of the sun. Nonetheless, after a client has undergone a microdermabrasion, this is even more important since their skin is vulnerable and new. They must wear an SPF 30 that blocks from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun on a daily basis to prevent damage underneath the surface of the skin that has been treated.
2. Avoid Extreme Heat: For 48 hours after the microdermabrasion, it is important for my client to avoid extreme heat, which could irritate and inflame the skin. This includes sweating, exercise, a hot tub, a sauna, or even a very hot shower. Only shower and cleanse your skin in lukewarm temperatures.
3. Avoid Waxing: This should go without saying, but a client should never wax where they have been treated directly after a microdermabrasion since the skin is vulnerable and delicate.
4. Avoid Tanning: Again, it is advised that a client does not go directly to a tanning bed after a microdermabrasion treatment since it could damage your skin.. They should wait a minimum of 48 hours before tanning or having any type of sun exposure.
5. Moisturize Well! It is important for my client to know that they could experience peeling and flaking as dead layers of skin are being shed after the treatment. It is best for them to use a moisturizer appropriate to their skin type as often as is needed to hydrate and restore the skin to balance.
6. Avoid Harsh Products: There are many clients that may use harsh skin care products to remove wrinkles or treat acne, including those that contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, adapalene, or glycolic acid. All aggressive skin care products should be avoided for up to 48 hours after treatment. You must protect your skin.
All clients are to contact me at the spa if they have any reactions to their microdermabrasion so that I can best direct you in how to treat and care for our skin.