Diamond Microdermabrasion

Diamond Microdermabrasion

A unique dermabrasion technique using diamond tip technology to smooth away fine lines, refine pore size and minimize skin imperfections. This non-invasive treatment removes dead and damaged skin cells from the epidermis to stimulate a rejuvenating response from the skin’s deeper layers. Our diamond microdermabrasion treatments are the best option for those who do not want any downtime after their treatments, as there are minimal side effects and results may be visible after only one session.

A treatment series is highly recommended for clients seeking the best results to address skin aging and resurfacing.

Cautions

If you suffer with cold sores, you should be symptom-free prior to a treatment to avoid the risk of spreading. Discuss with your technician if you have any of the following: Severe rosacea, dermatitis, skin cancers, bruise easily, inflamed acne, Hepatitis C, AIDS, or using blood thinners or Accutane. If you use Retin A products or any skin care products that irritate the skin, you should discontinue use 2-3 days before and after treatment. There is no concern if you are pregnant or nursing. If you use sunbeds, do not tan for 2 weeks after a session. If you are planning to have injectables such as Botox, Collagen or Restalyne it is recommended to have them 2-5 days after a microdermabrasion.

 

FAQ

What is microdermabrasion and why?

Diamond Microdermabrasion is a quick, safe, and effective form of exfoliation for all skin types and colours with no downtime and virtually no discomfort. It is achieved by the use of diamond-tip technology to remove dead or damaged skin cells. Skin will appear softer, smoother, brighter, clearer, and younger looking. Every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form, they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age, this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.

Who can benefit?

Men and women of any skin type or colour. Anyone with aging, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, and sun damaged skin will be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchy and uneven skin tones can also be improved.

What areas of my skin can be treated?

The most common areas of treatment are the face, neck, shoulders, knees and elbows but any body area can be treated.

How does a diamond peel work?

A gentle exfoliation is performed with a diamond tip passing over the skin’s surface by creating a gentle vacuum. Microdermabrasion exfoliates approximately 20-25 microns of dead skin cells of the outermost layer. Once removed it reveals one’s own fresher, younger looking skin beneath. One microdermabrasion is equal to three 30% glycolic peels or one 70%.

How many treatments do I need?

The recommended amount is 6. Treatments are performed every 7-14 days. Treatments are meant to be progressive not aggressive. Results are most noticeable after the 3rd treatment, although, it is common to see results after the first session. Maintenance treatments are suggested once every 4-6 weeks.

Are there any side effects?

There is little to no downtime. One may experience a slight tingling, and the skin may feel tighter afterwards. Skin may appear slightly flushed and this generally fades in 12-24 hours. You may experience peeling or flaking, this is a sign of the cell renewal process being stimulated. If flaking occurs, simply use an exfoliant recommended by your skin care therapist 3-4 days after the treatment. It is very important after to NOT EXERCISE. Where perspiration is created, you will develop a stinging sensation that can take several hours to dissipate.


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