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Microdermabrasion: Diamond vs Crystal

3 Differences Between Crystal and Diamond Microdermabrasion

If you want to take your relaxing facial to the next level, you’re looking at a microdermabrasion, a quick procedure that removes dead cells from the surface of your face and restores smooth skin. We talked more about microdermabrasion in a previous post, so if you’d like to get caught up, click here. http://phreshspasalon.com/microdermabrasion-vs-traditional-facial/

Today at Phresh, we’re discussing the two primary types of microdermabrasion – crystal and diamond.

  1. Method. A crystal microdermabrasion involves spraying the skin with aluminum oxide crystals which then react with the skin to loosen dead cells. Suction removes the dead cells from the skin. A diamond wand head doesn’t spray any loose matter, but is simply passed across the face to loosen these dead cells. The wand provides suction to remove these cells as well, and deep clean the pores. An easy way to tell the difference is expressing the crystal method as “sandblasting” and the diamond method as “sandpaper.”
  2. Residue. You might be able to guess that the crystal method is more likely to leave residue, while the diamond heads do not, as they do not spray anything from the wand. Due to this, the crystal method can not be used close to the eyes or the nose. The diamond method can safely be used on these sensitive areas. 
  3. Irritation. Crystal microdermabrasion can cause heat and inflammation in the skin. The diamond method does not. Most guests only report temporary mild redness post treatment. Also, the coarseness of the diamonds can be adjusted to offer a more gentle or aggressive treatment, depending on skin type or sensitivity.

At Phresh Spa and Salon, we’ve chosen to use the Diamondtome diamond microdermabrasion system because we believe it delivers superior results with a gentler approach. No down-time post treatment and no harsh side effects. Just beautiful, polished skin!

To schedule a Microdermabrasion Facial with one of our Estheticians, tap the “Book Appointment” link at the top of the page for your desired location. We have convenient locations on Grand Ave in St. Paul, and at the West End in St. Louis Park.