Microdermabrasion is a technique for removing the topmost layer of skin leaving it supple and vibrant. The DiamondTome Wand removes this layer of skin by gently exfoliating the skin with natural diamond chips, while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner. Removing this outer layer of dead skin cells leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is a wonderful alternative to laser or chemical peels because it is non-invasive, non-surgical and requires no down time after treatment. Normal activities may be resumed immediately. Your skin will have a radiant glow, free of irritation and loose particles. Clients experience softer, smoother and cleaner skin after the first treatment. Treatment series vary from four to ten sessions depending on the condition being treated and the type of skin.
Regular removal of the keratin layer can improve the appearance of:
- Fine wrinkles
- Dull skin
- Hyperpigmentation (sun damage)
Some physicians have seen an improvement caused by collagen tightening on the layer of skin beneath the layer treated by microdermabrasion. This further reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles though the effect is temporary: microdermabrasion treatments must be repeated in order to sustain the effect.
Following microdermabrasion treatment you may find that you experience skin peeling; we will recommend that you use a moisturizer and sun screen following the procedure.
Microdermabrasion is not recommended for anyone who has taken the acne drug Accutane within the past six months because there is a risk of creating scar or injury.
And because there is a risk that microdermabrasion may stimulate a new outbreak, patients who have a history of herpes simplex (cold sores) around their lips should consider taking an oral antiviral medication before undergoing treatment by microdermabrasion.