The Benefits of Microdermabrasion With Diamonds
Anyone with healthy, glowing skin will tell you their secret starts with a great cleansing routine. The cornerstone of any cleansing routine worth its sea salt is a good exfoliation. However, you probably shouldn’t run out to the nearest drugstore and buy just any facial exfoliant; most store-bought exfoliants contain ingredients that can have harmful effects.
Ground Seeds and Shells
Many drugstore facial cleansers, such as St. Ives® Apricot Scrub, contain apricot kernels or ground walnut shells as the main facial scrub. These are utilized because their rough texture is useful in skin exfoliation, and they remove oil from the skin and clean deep in the pores. Unfortunately, it is the jagged shape that creates their rough texture that also makes them horrible for your skin. During the cleansing process, kernels and shells create small cuts in the skin. Bacteria can then grow in these cuts, infecting them and creating more blemishes.
Plastic Particles (Microbeads)
Some products, such as Clean & Clear® Morning Burst® facial scrub, use very small plastic beads as their exfoliating agent rather than kernels or shells. The use of spherical plastic beads prevents those tiny nicks to the skin caused by jagged particles, but these plastic microbeads can harm the environment and an entire food chain. Since they are generally smaller than one millimeter, they aren’t filtered out in sewage treatment and are released directly into waterways, where they absorb harmful contaminants. Small marine organisms consume these toxic microbeads, which then affects the entire food chain.
There are numerous products on the shelves that contain harsh astringents as their main cleansing agent. These chemicals can cause redness, burning, and irritation. They often strip the skin of healthy, beneficial oils, causing it to become dry and flaky.
The Pristine Diamond Microdermabrasion System
A key aspect of giving each patient the best results possible is using treatments that aren’t harmful to the skin, and the environmentally friendly Pristine diamond microdermabrasion system achieves outstanding results. This treatment uses the precise diamond tip wand and custom vacuum settings to ensure an appropriate amount of exfoliation; its crystal-less system doesn’t use abrasive particles that harm the skin. The treatment removes the outermost layer of cells to produce even skin tone, and it increases collagen production to result in a more vibrant skin appearance. Pristine microdermabrasion treatment is quick, easy, and comfortable.
The Pristine system will improve and rejuvenate the overall appearance of your skin by:
- removing dry, dead skin cells
- increasing blood flow and stimulating epidermal turnover
- evening skin tone and texture
- minimizing the effects of sun damage and age spots
- smoothing blotchy skin coloring
- improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- reducing acne and superficial scars
To schedule your Pristine microdermabrasion treatment, contact Dr. John Roussalis today! Call us at 307-234-4585 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your personalized consultation.