Originally, traditional microdermabrasion performed in the Washington, D.C., area, involved spraying tiny free-floating crystals or abrasive powders against the skin. Although older microdermabrasion techniques provided a method by which patients could attain younger, healthier looking skin, the systems still needed to be refined. The procedure required a lot of clean up. Both the doctor and patient had to wear eye protection to guard against the excess particles that went into the air during the procedure. The procedure was effective but inconvenient.
At our Washington, D.C. plastic surgery practice, every microdermabrasion we perform uses the DiamondTome™ Skin Resurfacing System. The DiamondTome™ system utilizes a patented DiamondTome™ wand that is evenly studded with small, natural diamond chips and a sophisticated vacuum system that gingerly vacuums up the dead skin cells during the course of the removal process. This machine allows for controlled, effective exfoliation without the use of messy crystals.
During the microdermabrasion procedure the gentle polishing action of the DiamondTome™ Wand produces increased cell turnover, resulting in a more youthful complexion. After this type of exfoliating treatment, skin is better able to retain moisture naturally. The treatment is also effective in reducing the appearance of both old and new scars.
Occasionally the microdermabrasion procedure is preceded by a mild chemical exfoliation, which increases the amount of dead skin removed during treatment. Your skin is a living thing and the Diamond Tome™ system treats it gently. You’ll notice the healthy glow of your complexion after your microdermabrasion treatment.