Diamond Microdermabrasion involves mechanical exfoliation of epidermis using crystals to remove the outer layer of dead skin or damaged skin cells from the epidermis revealing healthy vibrant skin. Microdermabrasion uses two parts: an exfoliating material like crystals or diamond flakes and a machine based suction to gently lift up the skin during exfoliation. The exfoliation is gradual so it is safe and non-invasive.
After the procedure the skin is smoother and refreshed. By removing the keratinized layers of skin, skin care products are more easily penetrated into the skin thus making them more effective. Microdermabrassion may be performed to help diminish the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation, photo-damage, shallow acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and is a highly effective anti-aging strategy. The superficial abrasion of the skin also triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which triggers the production of new collagen and releases glycosaminoglycan in order to rehydrate the skin.
After the session there is a minimal to no recovery time is required and most people immediately return to daily activity. Makeup and non-irritating creams can usually be applied within a few hours or right after microdermabrasion. Since there is often immediate increased minor skin sensitivity after microdermabrasion, irritating products like glycolic acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinoid products or fragranced creams and lotions should be typically avoided right after the procedure.