Diamond Microdermabrasion – All You Need to Know
A diamond microdermabrasion treatment is one of the best ways to cleanse and refresh skin. This is the way to go if you want big results and no downtime. But with ‘diamond’ in the name, what can you expect with this service? How much does it cost? And what are the benefits?
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What is diamond microdermabrasion?
Diamond microdermabrasion is a cosmetic procedure that exfoliates and cleanses at the same time. This treatment actually uses either synthetic or natural diamonds, which are mounted to the head of the device.
In general, microdermabrasion involves getting rid of dead skin cells. There are several types of microdermabrasion. Essentially, the differences are in the intensity of the treatment.
Thanks to the diamonds, we’re able to achieve a uniquely deep cleanse. The topmost layer of skin is removed and the waste is immediately sucked in through a suction pump on the device. This makes for an extremely clean and smooth result.
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Who is diamond microdermabrasion for?
Diamond microdermabrasion is appropriate for almost any type of skin. However, if you have skin conditions like rosacea, you should consult with a dermatologist first.
It’s important to note that diamond microdermabrasion is not for those with open wounds, cuts, skin diseases (especially skin cancers), visible dilated blood vessels, vascular tumors, and pregnancy.
Exclusions aside, diamond microdermabrasion is actually a gentle procedure. This is exactly why so many beauticians and dermatologists recommend it. The treatment is painless and doesn’t affect the structure of the skin’s hydrolipid layer.
Following the treatment, slight irritation may appear. But usually, it subsides within a few hours or a maximum of a few days.
What does the treatment look like?
Good question—we’ll explain. The procedure itself is rather short and only takes about 30 minutes. During this time, your beautician or dermatologist will slide the head of the microdermabrasion device across your skin. The device will not only be exfoliating your skin, but it’ll also be sucking up the abraded material and dead skin at the same time.
The intensity level of the peeling treatment will depend on individual factors, but that decision will be mainly influenced by the thickness of your skin and the layer of dead epidermis.
After the treatment is finished, a nourishing mask or an anti-eczema solution is applied to the skin, depending on what your problem areas are.
Diamond microdermabrasion is versatile. It can be done both as a one-off treatment or you can add it to your regular beauty regimen, repeating every 3 to 4 weeks. The best results are obtained with continuous use but the number of treatment repetitions you’ll need will be best determined by a professional.
Since diamond microdermabrasion isn’t a painful procedure, it doesn’t require any sort of anesthesia or numbing. In fact, to prepare for your diamond microdermabrasion, it’s imperative to remember not to take aspirin 24 hours prior.
Diamond microdermabrasion effects & aftercare
A day after your diamond microdermabrasion treatment, expect your skin to be a bit irritated and red. This is important to take into account when planning your treatment! So be prepared to ditch the makeup for a day and go au-natural to give your skin a rest.
For about 48 hours after the procedure, skip the swimming pool. Chlorine has adverse effects on this treatment. In the two weeks following your treatment, be sure to stay well-shaded. Avoid exposing your skin to the sun and use sunscreen with a high SPF just in case. Likewise, even if you’re staying indoors—stay hydrated! Try to drink at least two liters of water a day.
Diamond Microdermabrasion Benefits
Diamond microdermabrasion comes with many different benefits, which make it so popular. Firstly, it’s a method of gradual and safe exfoliation without risking allergies, severe irritation, or scarring.
Firms and Smooths
The in-depth cleansing helps remove fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. That’s why it’s not only recommended for the face but also the neck and decolletage area. You can treat cellulite or stretch marks with diamond microdermabrasion because it helps regain skin firmness.
This treatment is used to treat skin discoloration, acne scars, and sunspots. On top of that, it works as an effective weapon against blackheads, acne, and enlarged pores. In fact, by regenerating and strengthening the skin overall, it helps the skin to become more resistant to harmful environmental factors.
Aids Helpful Product Absorption
After the treatment, your skin will also absorb products better. With increased absorption levels of the skin, you can expect your favorite skincare products to work wonders following a diamond microdermabrasion treatment.
The best part is these effects are all visible immediately after treatment. But best results come with a series of sessions.
How much does the treatment cost?
If you’re looking to only target your face, then you can expect it to cost less than if you were to go for the thighs or the back. The average cost of this kind of treatment is somewhere between $75 and $200. But you can check with your beautician or dermatologist for exact pricing, since price lists can also vary depending on where you go.
It’s also good to remember that many salons and clinics offer packages at prices that are more attractive than the cost of a single treatment. So depending on how often you expect to repeat the treatment, it may be worth looking into.