Microdermabrasion employs tiny diamonds to gently exfoliate skin. Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth. Their surfaces are so hard that diamonds are naturally antibiotic and hypoallergenic, making them the perfect tool for safe exfoliation.
The diamond encrusted tip of our microdermabrasion machines gently removes the dead and dull surface layers of your skin, while a light vacuum removes the dead skin and stimulates increased collagen production.
Microdermabrasion stimulates the production of fresh skin cells, as well as enhancing circulation and lymph flow, promoting the internal health of the skin. Many people see dramatic improvements in the tone, texture, and color of treated areas after just one treatment.
At Aglow, we always have your best interests in mind: we recommend clients with oilier or thicker skin come in once a month, while those with thinner dryer skin will benefit from a treatment every 2 to 4 months.
Forget harsh peels and toxic chemicals. Treat your skin with diamonds.
A Brief History
New skin is beautiful skin, and the attempt to renew our skin by removing the dead and dull layers has preoccupied humanity throughout history. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Germans of the Industrial Revolution, we have tried just about everything to successfully rejuvenate our skin. We tried sandpaper (the Egyptians), mechanical wheels (the Germans), wire brushes, needles, wheels covered in spikes—whatever came to mind—to safely exfoliate and encourage the growth of new skin.
Not until twenty years ago did we begin to find a solution. In 1996 Marini and Lo Brutto in Italy created the first microdermabrasion machine, a machine that microscopically exfoliated while simultaneously suctioning off old skin to keep it from clogging pores. The machine was a revelation, and nearly flawless, except for the aluminum oxide crystals that they used for abrasion. The crystals were fragile and difficult to clean.
So, why not use diamonds? Ten years ago, the first diamond microdermabrasion machine hit the market—to immediate acclaim. Diamonds are the world’s hardest naturally occurring substance. Their edges are sharp, and stay sharp, but even more, germs find it very difficult to attach themselves to diamonds. Microscopic diamonds are the perfect abradant. They provide a gentle exfoliant that only removes dead and dull layers of skin while remaining hypoallergenic and clean.
Is Microdermabrasion for Everyone?
Microdermabrasion gently removes dead and dull layers of skin. It usually requires no down time, though you might experience a tiny bit of peeling a few days after your treatment as new skin cells and collagen take the place of the old. That being said, there are a couple of things to keep in mind when receiving microdermabrasion:
First, since we took off a layer of dead skin, you will be more sensitive to the sun for a few days and should always use sun protection in the week following your treatment. It’s best not to schedule microdermabrasion right before a trip to the beach!
Second, at Aglow we care about your health above anything else. While Microdermabrasion offers one of the gentlest forms of exfoliation around, there are a few situations where it may not be for you. Some of the following conditions may prevent us from treating you, or may require us to wait for you to heal before we use microdermabrasion:
- Rosacea (moderate to severe)
- Illness- fever, nausea, cold etc.
- Retin A or other prescription strength products from a doctor
- Recent heavy exfoliation
- Hypersensitive skin
- Skin abrasions, sores, or inflamed acne
- Those who have done fillers (e.g. Botox, Juvaderm etc.) within 2 weeks
- Fragile capillaries
- Sunburned or wind burned skin
- Recent laser or cosmetic surgical procedures
- Recent facial waxing