Diamond peeling is a painless and non, aggressive aesthetic procedure that promotes a superficial exfoliation of the skin, removing dead cells.
Among its greatest benefits are increased production of collagen and elastin, whitening spots and combating oiliness.
In this matter, dermatologist Luciane Faleiros Lombello answers the main questions about the treatment. Check out!
What is diamond peeling?
According to Luciane Faleiros, diamond peeling is an aesthetic treatment that exfoliates the skin, removing dead cells from the most superficial layer and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. “Thanks to this scrub, the procedure brings many benefits to the skin. Among them, the increase in the absorption capacity of the actives present in creams, masks and serums”, explains the dermatologist.
Despite being a more common procedure on the face, diamond peeling can also be performed on other regions of the body, such as the neck, hands and décolleté.
It is also indicated for those who want to fight superficial stains, treat dilated pores, fight oiliness and reduce stretch marks.
One of its greatest advantages over other types of peeling is that, as it is less aggressive and does not hurt, it has almost no contraindications and can be performed on any type of skin.
In addition, it can be done at any time of the year, although it is more recommended in autumn and winter, when temperatures are milder.
7 benefits of diamond peeling
In addition to stimulating collagen and elastin production, diamond peeling brings a number of incredible benefits to the skin of the face. Below, dermatologist Luciane Faleiros has listed 7 of the main ones. Check out!
- Evens out the skin;
- Lightens surface stains;
- Increases the absorption of treatment assets;
- Decreases skin oiliness;
- Discreetly attenuates acne scars;
- Smoothes fine wrinkles progressively;
- Unclog pores.
Now that you already know the main benefits of the procedure, how about better understanding how it works? Next, the expert explains everything about how diamond peeling works. Check out!
How does diamond peeling work?
According to Luciane Faleiros Lombello, the procedure is quiet and painless. “It is done right after skin cleansing. Then we use a vacuum device that has a pen attached. This vacuum creates an abrasion on the skin, promoting a controlled exfoliation, from superficial to deep, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the site”.
The session lasts between 20 and 30 minutes, and can be performed again in an interval of 15 to 30 days. As a rule, the devices most used to perform the procedure are Dermotonus Slim Ibramed, Dermotonus Esthetic and Dermovácuo Medical San. However, it is important to note that the devices used in diamond peeling or any other aesthetic procedure must be approved by Anvisa for better results and patient safety.
Contraindications of the procedure
Despite being a safe aesthetic procedure, diamond peeling has some contraindications. Check out the main ones below.
- Active acne or any other infectious lesion on the face;
- Very sensitive skin.
In the case of the first condition, the procedure is contraindicated for all types of acne , as long as they are active. This is because peeling can aggravate these injuries, and it is necessary to wait for healing to be applied.
Diamond peeling X other types of peeling
As well as diamond, there are several other types of peeling on the market. Chemical and crystal peels are some of the most popular . Although they present similar results to diamonds, they have some differences between them.
The dermatologist explains that the main one is in the products used to perform the procedure. “While the diamond peeling is done with a dermabrasion device to remove dead cells through a mechanical exfoliation of the skin, in the chemical one, we use different types of acids , according to the skin’s needs and the depth we want to reach”.
As for crystal peeling , another well-known procedure, the divergence is mainly in the type of vacuum used. “The difference between crystal peeling and diamond peeling is that, in the crystal peeling, in addition to the device creating a vacuum for exfoliation, it throws aluminum oxide (crystals) onto the skin to exfoliate. The result is similar with different mechanisms of action”, highlights Luciane Faleiros.
In addition, another difference between chemical peeling and diamond peeling is that, in the former, the patient cannot immediately return to daily activities, such as working. Meanwhile, in the second, it is possible to return to routine right after treatment.
“The procedures have different indications. Chemical peels treat deeper. Diamond peeling treats superficially, so you can return to activities as soon as the procedure is over. Although distinct, they can even be associated”, concludes the specialist.
Essential care pre and post diamond peeling
As with any aesthetic treatment performed on the face, the success of the diamond peeling also depends a lot on the care taken before and after the procedure. Check out the top tips for taking care of your face below:
- Suspend the use of acids at least 2 days before the procedure, as they sensitize the skin;
- After the procedure, use sunscreen with factor 50 or higher, preferably with toner;
- Wash your face with neutral soap;
- Use cosmetics indicated by your dermatologist;
- After the procedure, do not wear makeup for at least 48 hours.
Taking all these precautions, it is possible to keep the skin beautiful for longer and even enhance the effects of the treatment.
Don’t forget to consult your dermatologist and follow all recommendations to the letter.
Check out, then, the main questions about diamond peeling answered by the specialist doctor.
11 Questions about diamond peeling answered by dermatologist
Is diamond peeling the same thing as skin cleansing?
Luciane Faleiros (LF): No, they are two different procedures, but they can be associated. Skin cleansing works to remove impurities such as blackheads and acne. Diamond peeling promotes exfoliation, removing dead cells from the most superficial layer of the dermis. Although they are different, they can be associated. Thus, in the same session, after cleaning the skin, the peeling can be performed.
Does diamond peeling remove blackheads?
LF: Diamond peeling does not remove blackheads. Its main function is to remove dead skin cells. If the patient wants to extract blackheads, the ideal is to clean the skin before the peeling.
Does diamond peeling scale the skin?
LF: The diamond peeling can, yes, peel the skin and even cause a little redness. It all depends on the tip used in the procedure.
How long does it take to see the result?
LF: Approximately 15 days after the procedure, you can already see a more uniform, illuminated and softer skin.
How long does the diamond peeling effect last?
LF: The diamond peeling effect can last up to 3 months, as long as the patient takes care of the skin daily using sunscreen , cleaning the face with suitable soap and maintaining a skincare routine recommended by the dermatologist.
Does the procedure remove melasma stain ?
LF: No, diamond peeling is more suitable for superficial stains. However, it can be associated with the treatment of melasma, as it favors the absorption of whitening products, enhancing the results.
After how long can you sunbathe?
LF: It depends on your dermatologist’s guidance. I usually recommend sunbathing 15 days after the procedure, using sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 50.
Can you wear makeup after the procedure?
LF: It is recommended that you wait 48 hours after the peeling to use makeup, which is the period in which some skin sensitivity or flaking may occur. The ideal, during this period, is just to wash the skin with soap indicated by the dermatologist and maintain hydration.
Does diamond peeling work for stretch marks and cellulite?
LF: Only for recent stretch marks. Peeling is performed on the red stretch marks and whitening agents are applied, such as glycolic acid.
How much does each session cost on average?
LF: On average, each session can cost from R$ 170. However, the amount varies according to the professional’s specialization, the clinic and the device used.
How many sessions are needed?
LF: The number of sessions depends on the purpose of the treatment, the pathology to be treated and also the condition of the client’s skin. Therefore, it is very important to consult your dermatologist so that she can indicate the exact number of sessions.
Finally, diamond peeling is a painless and less aggressive aesthetic treatment alternative than other types of peeling, such as chemical and crystal peeling.
Like these, it also brings many benefits and can be performed on all skin types. And if you don’t know which procedure to choose, check out which peeling is ideal for your skin . Don’t forget to consult a trusted dermatologist!
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