HIGH-END TREATMENT: WHAT’S IN A DIAMOND PEEL?
Diamond facial peels aren’t a new phenomenon, and they are slowly gaining as their benefits become clearer. What really happens in diamond facial treatments, how much do they typically cost, and what are their benefits?
How does it work?
A diamond peel treatment is similar to microdermabrasion, as both are exfoliation techniques. Both treatments remove the stratum corneum – the layer of dead cells that makes up the uppermost layer of the epidermis. The main difference is the means used to exfoliate: microdermabrasion uses a machine to discharge tiny aluminum oxide crystals at the surface of the skin, while a diamond peel is crystal free.
In a diamond peel, the instrument used has an abrasive diamond tip. The dermatologist uses a special diamond-tipped hand piece to loosen dead cells, dirt, whiteheads, blackheads and debris. The piece suction component gently vacuums these cells and debris away.
The procedure typically lasts about 45 minutes; it is non-invasive, painless and does not require injections or surgeries.
Who does it benefit?
Diamond facial treatments use trace elements of diamonds to stimulate cell renewal, remove dead cells and fight free radicals. Therefore, they are usually marketed to treat tanned and dry skin, as well as ageing skin. It treats problem areas such as crow’s feet and lip wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes and fine lines and wrinkles.
Who has to avoid it?
According to multiple reviews and sources, pregnant and lactating women, and people with inflamed acne or other broken skin conditions should avoid diamond facial treatments.
What are some potential side effects?
Potential side effects of diamond peel treatments are minor and may include mild redness, dryness and itchiness. According to the same reviews and sources, all side effects pass within days.
How much does it cost?
Diamond peel typically cost around $100 to $500 per visit, depending on the spa or the professional you’ve booked, as well as the products used in the treatment.