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Diamond microdermabrasion

Diamond microdermabrasion is becoming a popular alternative to treatment with traditional microdermabrasion machines. Diamond microdermabrasion differs from traditional treatments in that it doesn’t rely on microdermabrasion crystals to perform skin exfoliation.

Crystal microdermabrasion is still a popular, safe and effective treatment; however, there has been some concern in the industry about the potential side effects of working with aluminium oxide crystals regularly over prolonged periods. Another reason for the growth of diamond microdermabrasion is the need for manufacturers of microdermabrasion equipment to be innovative in order to remain competitive.

Diamond microdermabrasion machines

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Diamond microdermabrasion relies on microdermabrasion tips covered in tiny diamonds to perform skin exfoliation. When the diamond microdermabrasion tip makes contact with the skin it abrades against the top layer pulling it off. The microdermabrasion machine then sucks the loose dead skin cells away from the face. Otherwise, diamond and crystal microdermabrasion peel procedures are exactly the same in that the treatment provider passes the wand over each area of your skin three times.

One advantage of diamond crystal free microdermabrasion is that the dead skin cells are accumulated onto a cotton filter and you can see exactly what was removed from your skin after the treatment is finished.

Diamond microdermabrasion tips

Diamond microdermabrasion tips can be natural but are usually synthetic because of the lower costs. The diamonds on the microdermabrasion tip are actually thousands of tiny diamond particles which are uniformly sized. Diamond microdermabrasion machines come with an assortment of tips of varying sizes. The appropriate diamond tip to use depends on the patient’s individual skin condition:microdermabrasion_equipment_diamond_tip

  • 100 for course skin
  • 200 for normal skin
  • 300 for sensitive skin

By having more choice in which diamond tip to use, diamond microdermabrasion offers greater customisation of treatment. Diamond microdermabrasion machines can come with anywhere between 2 – 9 different microdermabrasion tips.

Diamond microdermabrasion tips are not disposable which means great care has to be taken in cleaning them between treatments. Diamond microdermabrasion tips are sterilised in steam, alcohol or UV light.

Diamond microdermabrasion suction

Traditional microdermabrasion blasts microdermabrasion crystals onto the skin to perform exfoliation. Diamond microdermabrasion relies on suction in combination with the diamond tips to exfoliate. Increasing the suction makes the microdermabrasion process stronger and suitable for treating old stretch marks or deeper acne scars. Higher suction levels can be used on body skin because it is less sensitive than facial skin.

Suction also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen and elastin as well as increasing blood flow to the skin. This provides an instantly revived complexion and healthy glow, while collagen and elastin work to build stronger and more youthful skin.

Diamond microdermabrasion treatment results

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Diamond microdermabrasion is similar to crystal microdermabrasion in the following areas:microdermabrasion_wands

  • Results
  • Time
  • Post treatment
  • Cost

Some advocates of diamond microdermabrasion claim that it is more effective than crystal microdermabrasion; however, on average results appear to be very similar.

Both crystal and diamond microdermabrasion take about 30 minutes to complete a single procedure, and patients will require the same number of treatments to get the same results with both types of microdermabrasion

Diamond and crystal microdermabrasion are both appealing because the patient can return to their daily activities immediately after treatment. Costs of diamond microdermabrasion for the patient are the same as crystal microdermabrasion.

Diamond microdermabrasion advantages

The main advantage of diamond microdermabrasion is the absence of crystals that are associated with negative side effects. Some patients of crystal microdermabrasion complain of temporary soreness, redness and dryness of the skin after treatment. However, side effects often have more to do with the patient’s skin type than harmful properties of crystals. People with sensitive skin will probably experience side effects even with diamond microdermabrasion.

One certain advantage of diamond microdermabrasion is that there is no risk of microdermabrasion crystals getting stuck inside skin pores as can sometimes happen.


The appeal of diamond microdermabrasion over crystal microdermabrasion lies mainly with treatment providers. A few advantages of diamond microdermabrasion include:diamond_microdermabrasion_tips

  • Safety
  • Cost
  • Machine size

People who some into contact with aluminium oxide crystals regularly over prolonged periods sometimes complain of symptoms such as itchy eyes, sore throats, headaches and respiratory problems. While inhaling crystals can cause respiratory problems, if the microdermabrasion treatment is performed correctly this shouldn’t ever happened.

Diamond microdermabrasion machines are cheaper to maintain because they don’t rely on a continuous supply of microdermabrasion crystals. Diamond microdermabrasion tips are reusable and need only be sterilised between uses which is much cheaper.

Because diamond microdermabrasion machines have no need for crystal cartridges or an air pump to deliver the crystals to the skin they are smaller. This makes them easier to store or even travel with enabling treatment at home.