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DiamondGlow is a non-invasive microdermabrasion facial treatment that partners manual exfoliation with the infusion of healing serums. Sometimes referred to as a “diamond peel” or “dermal infusion”, DiamondGlow can safely and effectively address numerous issues including fine lines, discoloration, acne, and scarring with minimal downtime. DiamondGlow treatments are customizable to address the needs of any skin type or tone.
What Is DiamondGlow?
DiamondGlow is a fully customizable microdermabrasion treatment. Unlike other skin resurfacing methods, DiamondGlow doesn’t rely on chemical exfoliation, but manually exfoliates using a customizable range of diamond-tipped wands. After a smoothing and deep-cleaning exfoliation, the skin is infused with one or more serums, chosen to address your specific skin care needs.
DiamondGlow treatments offer three-fold benefits for skin that’s smoother, brighter, healthier and more youthful looking.
DiamondGlow uses a patented diamond-studded wand to resurface the skin’s outermost layer. Six different wand sizes are available, allowing providers to choose the perfect level of exfoliation for the individual needs of every patient.
Shedding dead skin cells and other debris from the skin’s surface provides a deep clean unlike any other. Simultaneously, a gentle suction unclogs and opens pores, which are then treated with a custom serum.
Clean, open pores are infused with SkinMedica serums. Each is specifically formulated to treat your particular skin care concerns, such as acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation or scarring.
DiamondGlow vs Traditional Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a manual exfoliation method that resurfaces the outer layers of the skin. The non-invasive procedure uses a small wand to blast skin with tiny, rough particles while simultaneously suctioning away dead skin cells and other debris.
Removing the skin’s rough outer layer not only cleanses, but promotes rejuvenation, new skin cell growth, and collagen production. Skin becomes smoother and looks brighter.
DiamondGlow improves upon the microdermabrasion method by using a diamond-tipped wand versus a spray of aluminum oxide crystals. This makes exfoliation more accurate, particularly around challenging areas such as the nose, mouth and eyes. Since no loose particles are used, there’s less risk of particle inhalation or damage to the sensitive areas.
Natural, diamond-tipped wands are less irritating to the skin and provide effective resurfacing that requires less downtime than traditional microdermabrasion.
DiamondGlow Benefits & Results
In clinical trials patients reported seeing results immediately after their first DiamondGlow treatment. Results continued to improve over the first 72 hours, and improved further with multiple sessions. Patients describe the following benefits:
- Skin was deeply cleansed
- Skin appeared brighter and more radiant
- Skin was smoother and makeup applied more easily
- Skin was firmer and plumper
- Overall dryness was diminished
- Fine lines were minimized
- Wrinkles were minimized with repeated treatments
While patients report seeing immediate results, improvements continue with multiple treatments. Your provider will work with you to create a treatment plan based on your skin care goals. This may look like once or twice monthly appointments, or a series of close appointments followed by more sparsely scheduled maintenance sessions.
How Are DiamondGlow Treatments Performed?
DiamondGlow treatment sessions begin with the provider determining the best diamond tip and serums to meet the needs of the patient. The provider uses the selected wand to make several passes over the surface of the skin during which time patients feel a slight abrasion and suctioning. The closed-loop system simultaneously exfoliates and cleanses. The treatment concludes as the wand applies a custom serum to the skin, which absorbs far more effectively through exposed, clean pores.
Your provider may also suggest an at-home skin care regimen to help maintain results between DiamondGlow sessions.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
While the time of each session can vary, most DiamondGlow treatments can be performed in under 30 minutes.
What Types of Serums are Available with the Treatment?
SkinMedica Pro-Infusion Serums are all sulphate and sulphite free, paraben free, and free from fragrance, which prevents irritation. Serums are specially formulated to treat a variety of skin conditions, and include the following:
- Wrinkle Reduction – TNS® Advanced+ serum improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while firming skin to reduce sag.
- Uneven Pigment Reduction – Skin Brightening serum uses patented Lumixyl peptides to reduce discoloration and increase radiance.
- Moisturizing – Ultra-Hydrating serum uses hyaluronic acid to deeply moisturize skin while promoting greater plumpness.
- Rejuvenating – Vitamin C serum protects skin from damage using powerful antioxidants, which also plump and brighten.
- Acne Fighting – Pore Clarifying Serum deeply cleanses and protects from future breakouts. This serum is ideal for those who are prone to acne.
Each SkinMedica Serum is partnered with a recommended home use formula. In clinical trials, those participating in a home care regimen saw continued improvements to skin smoothness and brightness at both 6 and 12-week follow-ups.
What is expected after treatment?
DiamondGlow is a non-invasive 30-minute procedure which requires minimal to no recovery time. Patients are able to return to their regular activities the same day.
Some patients might experience slight redness immediately following treatment, which should resolve itself within an hour. In addition to redness, some patients report a slight feeling of tightness in their skin.
DiamondGlow treatments may leave you more susceptible to sun damage, so be sure to use sunscreen and avoid significant sun exposure in the 5-7 days following your treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for DiamondGlow?
DiamondGlow is potentially a solution for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their skin, without committing to a procedure that requires significant downtime. The DiamondGlow treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of scars, alleviates acne, and evens skin pigmentation. Thanks to customizable wand sizes and serums, the treatment is suitable for all skin types.