Your skin goes through a lot on a daily basis. After continuously fighting against the sun’s harmful rays, harsh winds, toxins and pollution, eventually your complexion will show signs of the battle. Your body’s natural defenses will begin to break down and your skin will appear dry, rough, damaged and dull.
The DiamondTome® wand is the original crystal free microdermabrasion device. With natural diamond chips embedded in the tip, this wand glides over your skin to clear away dirt, debris and dead skin cells, revealing a smoother and clearer complexion.
The Vein Center Laser Treatment & MedSpa offers two DiamondTome® Microdermabrasion treatments in our MedSpa.
From the Altair Instruments website, maker of DiamondTome®
When you experience a DiamondMD treatment, the outer layer that has been exposed to and damaged by the elements is gradually removed. After several sessions, that layer is gone and all of the imperfections that exist on it (such as fine lines, shallow acne scars, age spots, etc.) improve.
DiamondMD Hydro Plus
This two-step treatment is a modern alternative to chemical peels and particle microdermabrasion systems.
The first step: A DiamondMD treatment. This non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure, uses a patented diamond tip wand to gently exfoliate the buildup of skin cells and stimulate the production of healthy new cells.
The second step: Using a patented hydro-wand, nutrients are infused into your skin for hydrating, anti-aging benefits!
What makes these procedures different than traditional microdermabrasion?
Traditional microdermabrasion treatments use tiny crystals – rather than diamonds – to remove the outer layer of skin. While these treatments were undeniably effective, they also had their drawbacks. For one, the crystals were highly abrasive and created inflammation and heat on the skin. If patients already suffered from inflammation, for example due to rosacea or acne, this approach could actually make their condition worse. In addition, the crystal-based method resulted in a bit of downtime, which isn’t ideal for busy men and women who have lives, careers and families to get back to.
The newest microdermabrasion treatments use diamonds to abrade the skin instead. They are superior to the crystal-based method in a number of ways:
- Enhanced results. Microdermabrasion with diamonds is gentle yet still delivers enhanced results, polishing the skin and clearing away dead cells.
- Customizable. The coarseness of the diamonds can be adjusted to offer a gentle or more aggressive treatment, depending on your sensitivity and skin condition.
- Gentle approach. Unlike microdermabrasion with crystals, the diamond tipped wand doesn’t cause heat or inflammation on the skin.
- No downtime. There’s no downtime associated with the DiamondTome® wand, with most patients only reporting minor redness shortly after their treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What results can I expect?
Our patented DiamondTome® wands are designed to accomplish two goals. First, to improve general skin health, for an overall more rejuvenated appearance. Secondly, they target specific skin conditions including: sun damage, age spots, fine lines, acne scarring, blackheads and whiteheads, oily skin, and hyperpigmentation.
How many treatments will I need?
Many patients see a visible improvement after their very first treatment. However, for longer lasting and more significant changes, additional sessions will likely be recommended by our licensed esthetician.
What happens during the treatment?
Treatments are considered “lunch hour” procedures. They take about 25 to 45 minutes. You may appear slightly flushed and red in the treatment areas after your appointment, though these effects should disappear within half an hour. You’ll need to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure for several days to protect your skin, which will be more sensitive and susceptible to damage immediately following this procedure.
Can I return to normal activities after treatment?
You will be able to return to work and your normal day activities right away.
When will I see results?
In terms of results, many patients see a visible improvement after their very first treatment.