What is Microdermabrasion? Diamond Microdermabrasion Vs. Crystal

14 Jan

What is Microdermabrasion?

A lot of our customers that frequent Dyanna Body & Nail Spa in New York City– have been asking about what Microdermabrasion actually is. We see products with this word in the title, we see celebrities talking about it, but very few know what the procedure actually involves, how it is done, and what the different types are.

In short, Microdermabrasion is the application of tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin.

According to “Your skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world. It’s a set of dead skin cells on top of another layer of cells that are in the process of maturing. The topmost layer is called the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum mostly acts as a barrier between the outside world and the lower skin layers. It keeps all but the smallest molecules from getting through. This layer is home to many minor skin imperfections like fine wrinkles and blemishes.”

If you remove or break up the stratum corneum, the body translates this as a mild injury and quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. In the first hour after treatment, this may cause mild swelling and redness. Depending on the person, these side effects can last from an hour to two days- so it’s important to note that you should not perform a microdermabrasion treatment the day of an important event.

The benefits of Microdermabrasion:

  • With the upper skin layer gone, the skin’s surface is visibly improved.
  • The healing process creates newer skin cells that look and feel smoother.
  • Some of the skin’s imperfections, like sun damage, blemishes and fine lines, are removed.
  • Also, without this top layer serving as a barrier, medicinal creams and lotions are much more effective with more of their active ingredients able to find their way down to the lower layers of skin.

There are 2 kinds of Microdermabrasion techniques that are commonly used: the Crystal and the Diamond method. The crystal method has been known to be a bit rougher on the skin and for that reason the staff at Dyanna Spa in Gramercy Park Salon, NY ONLY uses the Diamond Microdermabrasion method.

Some Benefits of Diamond vs. Crystal Microdermabrasion:

The regular crystal micro microdermabrasion technology involves the use of a special, hand-held device that propels a high-speed flow of aluminum oxide crystals onto the skin. At the same time, the machine’s vacuum system sucks away dirt, dead cells and used crystals.

The diamond microdermabrasion system, on the other hand, replaces the micro-crystal flow with a disposable or reusable diamond tip wand. Areas closer to the eyes and mouth can be abraded more accurately with diamond abrasion (no risk of stray crystals causing damage or being ingested). Diamond microdermabrasion machines usually come with tipped wands of varied size and coarseness for different skin types and depths of resurfacing. The wand tip is made of natural diamond chips which polish the skin and remove dead cells, which are then vacuumed back into a waste filter. These natural diamond tips are easier to control and don’t irritate the skin (natural minerals are less likely to trigger adverse reactions).

Diamond Microdermabrasion at Dyanna Spa:

To see if microdermabrasion is right for you, feel free to schedule an appointment with one of your expert aestheticians at: Http://

Dyanna Body & Nail Salon has been voted Best Spa of NYC and Best of NYC for facials. We are located in the heart of Manhattan in the Gramercy Park/ Flatiron area and are easily reachable by train, bus, taxi, or car:

Dyanna Body & Nail Salon

40 East 21st St

New York, NY 10003

(212) 995-2355

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Posted by on January 14, 2010 in body treatment, facials, Uncategorized


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