DiamondTome™ Microdermabrasion is non-invasive skin rejuvenation technique. Skin Resurfacing using the DiamondTome™ reduces the effects of aging by reducing wrinkles, fine lines, changes in texture and even changes in color.
The DiamondTome wand is the original crystal free microdermabrasion device. With natural diamond chips embedded in the tip, this wand glides over your skin to clear away dirt, debris and dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and clearer complexion.
A microdermabrasion treatment gently removes the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells and vacuums them away.
It’s a well-tolerated skin rejuvenation procedure that can help even out pigment and discoloration, tackle sun damage, brighten dull skin, and diminish the appearance of mild acne, fine lines, and age spots.
The result is brighter, more even-toned skin that has a smoother texture. It also improves the performance of your skin-care regimen by allowing products to penetrate the skin more easily.
Your skin goes through a lot on a daily basis. After continuously fighting against the sun’s harmful rays, harsh winds, toxins and pollution, eventually your complexion will show signs of the battle. Your body’s natural defenses will begin to break down and your skin will appear dry, rough, damaged and dull.
When one of our patented face and body wands is applied to your skin, the outer layer that has been exposed to and damaged by the elements is gradually removed. After several sessions, that layer is gone and all of the imperfections that exist on it (such as fine lines, shallow acne scars, age spots, etc.) improve.
Traditional microdermabrasion treatments use tiny crystals – rather than diamonds – to remove the outer layer of skin. While these treatments were undeniably effective, they also had their drawbacks. For one, the crystals were highly abrasive and created inflammation and heat on the skin. If patients already suffered from inflammation, for example due to rosacea or acne, this approach could actually make their condition worse. In addition, the crystal based method resulted in a bit of downtime, which isn’t ideal for busy men and women who have lives, careers and families to get back to.
The newest microdermabrasion treatments use diamonds to abrade the skin instead. They are superior to the crystal-based method in a number of ways:
Our patented DiamondTome exfoliation wands are designed to accomplish two goals. First, they improve general skin health, for an overall more rejuvenated appearance. Secondly, they target specific skin conditions, including:
Most people are good candidates for microdermabrasion. It’s not an invasive procedure and is typically gentle.
However, people with rosacea or who are prone to broken blood vessels should avoid this treatment and consider a light chemical peel instead.
If you’ve recently had a facial laser treatment or completed an isotretinoin regimen (or are still on it), hold off on microdermabrasion for a few months. It can aggravate already sensitive skin.
While microdermabrasion is gentle, there are some steps you should take to make sure your skin is prepped for the treatment.
Before your aesthetician or provider begins the microdermabrasion session, they’ll cleanse and steam your face, to soften skin and open up the pores. Then, working counterclockwise, they’ll begin the exfoliating process.
There are two methods: crystal microdermabrasion and diamond microdermabrasion. Both range from 20 minutes (for the quickest facial) to an hour (if the treatment includes your face, neck, and chest).
With crystal microdermabrasion, fine crystals, typically made of aluminum oxide, are sprayed over the skin. Because the system is on a closed loop, the crystals and dead skin cells are simultaneously vacuumed into a receptacle in the microdermabrasion device and discarded. To protect your eyes, you’ll need to remove your contact lenses and wear goggles.
Diamond microdermabrasion uses a wand with a diamond-encrusted tip to exfoliate and resurface the skin with each pass. As with crystal microdermabrasion, the particles are vacuumed away with the same wand, but it’s safer for your eyes.
As you’re being treated, your skin may feel a little itchy or tingly, but you’ll quickly acclimate to the sensation.
Afterward, any excess crystals or residue will be removed with a warm towel, and your provider will apply a moisturizer and sunscreen.
It’s normal for skin to be dry and tight following a microdermabrasion procedure, and some people say their skin was flushed pink. These side effects should subside over the next day, with the use of a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.
To get the maximum effect of the treatment, avoid anything that overheats your body—including showers, a sauna, steam rooms, and exercise—for the first 24 hours.
You can somewhat resume your regular skin-care routine after 48 hours, but you should avoid topical anti-aging, exfoliating, or anti-acne products that contain salicylic acid, AHA/BHA acids, retinols, vitamin C, or benzoyl peroxide, for seven days due to prevent possible irritation.
In the next few weeks, your skin may be more sensitive to sun exposure, so it’s important to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Aestheticians recommend monthly sessions because your skin cells naturally turn over every 28 days.
A 2016 study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that microdermabrasion is safe, with benefits that include increased collagen density. People with very sensitive or thin skin might notice light bruising, scabbing, or flaking, but there isn’t any evidence of long-term damage in these cases. The crystals used are also considered safe and are nontoxic if accidentally ingested, though they can be irritating to the lungs.
The biggest risks would stem from an unsanitary environment or inexperience. Your aesthetician or provider should always wear gloves and use sterilized tools. Read consumer reviews and check before and after photos prior to booking an appointment—and steer clear of anyone who has injured or overexfoliated their clients.
Doctors say that microdermabrasion works to brighten, even out, and smooth skin, but results are temporary, lasting only about four weeks (until your skin cells have turned over again). When it’s used as part of a regular skin-care regimen, you will notice a clearer complexion, with improved tone, that looks healthy.
This procedure can provide some improvement in the appearance of stretch marks, but the effects are usually very subtle.
The results of most at-home microdermabrasion devices won’t match those you’d get from a professional, but they can still improve your skin over time. We often recommend that the microdermabrasion procedure start in the office, and then it can be finished and maintained in your home. Most dermatologists know of several good home devices, and we do make them available as adjuncts to what we do in our office.
Though rare, there are risks that come with using a device at home, also typically due to sanitization. One study reported that a woman developed a bacterial abscess from her home device. Following the cleaning instructions is essential.
HydraFacial has been gaining a reputation as a more effective exfoliation treatment, with gentler ingredients. The procedure includes a type of microdermabrasion, and it also opens pores, vacuums extractions, and infuses skin with a customized blend of serums.
**Results may vary. We are reputable for complete customer satisfaction for completed treatments. Before and after images reflect real results from real patients, although individual results may vary. No treatment is promised to provide permanent results. A guarantee is neither provided nor implied. Statements estimating treatment duration and the number of treatments required are based on the typical experience or our patients, however individual experiences may vary.