DiamonGlow or hydrodermabrasion skin treatments combine non-invasive exfoliation with the infusion of skin-specific topical solutions to improve and revitalize the skin. An advanced form of microdermabrasion, Silkpeels are unique because they do not use crystals. This safe and painless treatment is one of our most popular non-laser treatments.
With the rise of the popularity of these treatments, DiamondGlow was recently acquired by Allergan and will be part of its portfolio of services. This means it will join Brilliant Distinctions as well, so you can get loyalty points for DiamondGlow treatments!
What is DiamondGlow and what does it do?
Like microdermabrasion, DiamondGlow treatments are non-invasive mechanical exfoliation treatments without chemicals that remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells from the treated area. They differ from traditional microdermabrasion treatments in that they use patented technology to perform the treatment with a system that gently exfoliates with different treatment tips while infusing topical solutions at the same time. Different topical vitamins or a combination of topicals can be used for each patient so the treatment can be customized to treat hyperpigmentation, acne, photodamage, and dehydration.
What areas are treated with DiamondGlow?
Most patients have DiamondGlow done to the face; however, the neck and chest are also often done. Although DiamondGlow treatments are most often done on their own, a mini version of the treatment can be done a few days after a deep IPL or FotoFacial treatment has been done to remove excess pigmentation or “coffee grounding” from these procedures. Also, we sometimes perform a DiamondGlow in conjunction with a Laser Genesis treatment for an advanced “laser facial”.
What is a DiamondGlow treatment like?
To perform a DiamondGlow, your technician begins with a deep cleansing of the skin. Next, the DiamondGlow treatment with customized solutions for your skin’s concerns is done to the treated area, which takes about 15 minutes for a full face. After this step is completed, topical vitamins and minerals will be applied. Finally, sunscreen is applied to the treated area. A hand and arm massage will also be performed. A full Silkpeel treatment takes about 50 minutes.
DiamondGlow offers four unique solutions. These can be used individually, or combined together and layered, or used in different areas of the face depending upon skin concerns:
- Hydrating: for patients seeking extra moisture and plumping due to dry skin, fine lines/wrinkles, and aging.
- Vitamin C: for patients seeking antioxidant therapy due to sun damage, fine and dry lines, and aging.
- Lumixyl: for patients seeking brighter complexion due to hyperpigmentation, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Clarity: for patients seeking treatment for acne due to non-inflammatory or inflammatory acne and acne scarring.
What kind of results can I expect from a DiamondGlow treatment?
You should not expect significant results from a DiamondGlow treatment, although results are a bit more significant than traditional microdermabrasion. Because of the customized solutions which are infused into the skin during the treatment, you will have a refined, polished effect for the skin, and depending upon the solutions used, you may have some additional benefits to acne or hyperpigmentation. However, results cannot be compared to benefits from prescription acne medications or results from IPL and FotoFacials. After a DiamondGlow treatment, your skin should appear healthier and well-hydrated. These treatments are good to do before a big event, as they will make the skin look renewed and fresh. If you are doing these treatments in a series, you should expect to do them about once every 3-4 weeks, but because the machine is so gentle, you can truly have them done as often as you’d like. These treatments are safe to do on any age or skin type since the procedure is customizable.
How much does a DiamondGlow treatment cost?
DiamondGlow treatments (approx. 50 minutes) are $125 per treatment. Discounts are offered for packages of 4 treatments – $450 for the package (paid in full at the first treatment). Silkpeels are also part of our VIP Club so you can select these as one of your monthly treatment options. Our prices are based upon our technicians’ high level of experience, the care you receive, our value-added benefits, the direct supervision of a Board-certified dermatologist, and the consumable costs for our treatments. While other offices may offer different pricing structures, we are confident that you will not receive the same level of care from any other facility.