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What is a diamond peel?

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A diamond peel is an alternative to a microdermabrasion that uses reusable diamond tipped wands. The previous solution was to use a high powered spray of aluminum oxide crystals on the face to remove dead skin. Diamond peels are often preferred over other methods because there is less risk of irritating the skin.

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When using a microdermabrasion of aluminum oxide, practitioners could not get too close to the eyes or mouth and the patient had to be careful not to ingest any of the aluminum oxide crystals. With a diamond peel, there are no stray crystals to ingest or cause damage. It can be used much closer to the eyes and mouth, and can give better results in less time.

The abrasion is used to rejuvenate skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. People with sun damaged skin, fine scars, slight wrinkles, large pores and those that are acne-prone can benefit from the procedure. Additionally, the abrasion and suction can lead to an increase in collagen production and firmer skin.

It is important to go to a trustworthy professional for a diamond peel, to ensure that they have been properly trained on the correct level of abrasion for the skin. Some people with sensitive skin may get a striping effect, and it is important to avoid treatment if there is inflamed acne. Bleeding may also occur near acne or recently shaved skin.

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