Microdermabrasion treatments gently "sand" the surface of the skin by propelling abrasive particles (usually aluminum oxide crystals) at the skin before they’re vacuumed away. Microdermabrasion can be performed in a series of 5 to 10 treatments, spaced 10 to 14 days apart or whenever skin begins to look dull.
Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.
This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.
- Improve age spots and black heads.
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin).
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.
- Lessen the appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne.
Diamond Dermabrasion (Diamond Peel)
Diamond peel treatment is a mechanical exfoliation technique similar to microdermabrasion. This noninvasive, cosmetic procedure removes excess oil, dirt and dead cells on the surface of the skin to reveal the younger, brighter skin cells underneath. A diamond peel can improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines, even out a patchy complexion and reduce the occurrence of mild to moderate acne breakouts.
Advantages of the Diamond Peel Treatment
Diamond peel can more easily treat some problem areas, such as crow's feet and lip wrinkles, than traditional microdermabrasion can. Since the diamond peel doesn't use crystals, a dermatologist can maneuver the wand near sensitive areas without the risk of crystals getting in the eyes or mouth. There is also no risk of crystals lodging in the skin or tearing the skin, which can occasionally occur with the traditional procedure. You can safely undergo the diamond peel in conjunction with other skin treatments, such as a photo facial or the use of a Retinol product.
Chemical peel uses a chemical solution (such as glycolic) to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the uppermost layers of skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred.
A series of eight to Ten treatments can improve fine lines and discoloration without any recovery time. These peels are not effective for deeper wrinkles, and may cause skin discoloration when performed by inexperienced providers, so be sure to seek out a properly trained professional.
A chemical peel can help improve:
- Acne or acne scars
- Age and liver spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Rough skin and scaly patches
- Sun-damaged skin
What a chemical peel won't do:
- Treat deep facial lines
- Tighten loose or sagging skin
- Remove broken capillaries
- Change pore size
- Remove deep scars