When it comes to aesthetic treatments, there are dozens to choose from that can benefit the overall health and appearance of your skin. One of the most popular treatments is microdermabrasion, which can truly refine your skin texture and tone with long-lasting results. But like many aesthetic treatments, there are different microdermabrasion systems that each have their own advantages. At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO we know that microdermabrasion with Diamondtome is one of the best options for a simpler and more effective treatment.
What Is Diamondtome?
Diamondtome is a unique microdermabrasion device that refines the process of this aesthetic treatment. Traditional microdermabrasion is performed by spraying micro-crystals directly on the face to slough away dead skin cells, but the Diamondtome system re-thinks this technique. This system features a diamond-tipped wand for crystal-free treatments. The fine-chipped diamond crystals on the wand gently exfoliate the skin without any mess or uneven abrasion.
This system takes this aesthetic treatment a step further, too. Traditional microdermabrasion is a stand-alone exfoliation treatment that may be followed up by a general moisturizer at the clinic or at home. But with this system, your treatment can be customized with the Hydro Wand attachment, which allows your aesthetic professional to deeply hydrate your skin with serums, multi-vitamins, antioxidants, and other targeted treatments.
Why Crystal-Free Treatments Are Better
Early microdermabrasion treatments were effective by using actual crystal sprays to resurface the skin. But a crystal-free treatment such as this one is much more effective. For one thing, this treatment system has a gentler approach and polishes the skin more evenly, making this treatment an ideal option for those who have sensitive skin. This treatment can also more easily be customized to your skin type, so people who need deeper exfoliation can also achieve their aesthetic goals with this treatment.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. What Can Microdermabrasion Treat?
Microdermabrasion is one of the simplest and most effective deep exfoliation treatments in the world. As a physical exfoliation technique, this aesthetic treatment removes layers of dead skin cells from the top layers of the skin. In removing dead skin cells, the overall texture and tone of the skin can greatly improve. Many people also find that regular treatments can also improve the general health of the skin because the treatment regulates cellular turnover, oil production, and so much more.
Uneven Skin Tone
An uneven skin tone can be caused by a few things, such as skin conditions, sun damage, and injuries to the skin (such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne). While some types of pigmentation concerns may resolve themselves with time, others are several skin layers deep and may take weeks, months, or even years to fully disappear.
Microdermabrasion essentially speeds up the cellular turnover cycle and directly removes thick layers of dead skin cells and discolored skin at one time. This means this treatment can effectively reduce or eliminate the appearance of blemishes, melasma, uneven tone, and certain types of discolored scarring.
Uneven Skin Texture
An uneven skin texture also has a few common causes, such as improper wound healing, lack of collagen in the skin, or simply layers of dry, dead skin cells. With this treatment, shallow and superficial textural concerns can easily be treated. Because this treatment effectively removes a thicker layer of outer skin cells, textural concerns like acne scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and rough skin can all be reduced at once time.
2. Is This Treatment Good for Skin?
Microdermabrasion is essentially an advanced exfoliation technique that can greatly improve the quality of your skin. Yes, treatments such as Diamondtome can be very beneficial for your skin, either to target specific skin concerns or to promote better skin health overall. Although this treatment uses an abrasive diamond-tipped wand, the abrasion is very fine, gentle, and produces an even result on the skin that won’t cause surface damage.
Exfoliation Promotes Better Skin Health
Exfoliation is an essential component of any good skincare routine. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that may not otherwise shed themselves quickly or correctly. By exfoliating your skin, you can free up the pores in your skin to regulate oil production and prevent dirt, oil, and other pollutants from being trapped on your skin. People who have acne find that exfoliation treatments like this one are effective tools for enhancing the health of the skin.
Professional exfoliation is much better than manual exfoliation, such as with a sugar scrub or another type of scrubbing product. At-home scrubs are usually both ineffective and can cause more harm than good by ripping up the surface layer of the skin rather than actually exfoliating the skin. While at-home chemical exfoliation can be effective, many people may not use chemical exfoliants correctly. This treatment, however, ensures a positive result each time.
Exfoliation Helps With Product Absorption
Along with promoting better skin health, exfoliation can also help with product absorption – and that can be a key component of achieving your desired aesthetic goals. Your skincare products aren’t as effective when dead skin cells are preventing full absorption of the product. But after professional exfoliation treatments, your skincare products will seep into your skin rather than sitting on the surface skin cells.
3. How Many Treatments Do You Need?
Most people will find that one to three treatments correct the tone and texture of the skin for mild to moderate concerns. You may require additional treatments at least four weeks apart to achieve optimal results for more advanced concerns, like melasma or certain acne scarring. Overall, most people can expect to achieve drastic results with about three to six treatments or more based on the condition of the skin.
4. When Will You See Results?
You will likely see the results of your treatment on the same day as your treatment or a few days later. On the day of your treatment, your skin will be smooth and glowing from the treatment and the Hydro Wand. A few days later, as your skin calms from the treatment, you may notice even better results, particularly if you follow your treatment up with good skincare products at home.
5. How Long Do Results Last?
The results of this treatment will last about one month for most people. This is because new skin cells renew every 28 days. After a month, the new skin cells on the surface of your skin will transition to dead skin cells and it will be time to fully exfoliate the skin again. Your results may last longer if your cellular turnover cycle takes longer, which is common for mature people.
6. How Often Should You Have Treatments?
Most people will schedule microdermabrasion treatments about once a month to achieve and maintain desired treatment goals. One treatment every two to four weeks may be the best frequency for most people, particularly during the initial round of treatments to improve specific skin concerns. Your treatment frequency may change when you have achieved your aesthetic goals, especially if you plan to incorporate other aesthetic treatments or at-home products into your skincare routine.
As a note, while you are having consistent microdermabrasion treatments, you may need to discontinue certain exfoliating products at home. For example, topical chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and retinoids may need to be temporarily avoided for at least 48 hours following a microdermabrasion treatment to avoid irritating the skin.
7. Who Are Good Candidates?
Microdermabrasion treatments are universal, which means most people will be able to benefit from this treatment regardless of skin type or tone. The best candidates are those who have mild to moderate superficial concerns related to uneven skin tone and texture. People who may not be qualified for this treatment include pregnant women, those who have deep scarring, undiagnosed skin lesions, certain types of active acne, and other skin conditions.
Rejuvenate Your Skin Today
If you want to refine and rejuvenate your skin with a simple aesthetic treatment, then Diamondtome may be an ideal option for you. This innovative treatment re-thinks the traditional microdermabrasion technique and uses a method that is gentler, more effective, and overall better for the skin. Microdermabrasion with this treatment device can be customized to your skin needs, including the final step that hydrates and soothes the skin after exfoliation. Contact us at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO to schedule your initial appointment today.