Diamond tip microdermabrasion reviews relate not only to the process but also to the machines that are used for such process. Obvious buyer should look for quality of diamond tips, and the suction power.
The problem lies in identifying the quality of the diamond tip.
But before going to the review, let`s look into understanding some skin basics so you understand how to better use your microdermabrasion machine.
Your Skin Basics
Skin’s topmost layer, i.e., epidermis tends to accumulate dirt from inside the body as well as outside.
Dead cells from the skin below are excreted through this layer, which along with perspiration, dust, oil from the skin, sun’s rays, skin products, etc., forms a layer on the skin like dried wet mud.
Cells, including dead cells, are microscopic so washing skin with soaps and water does not remove much of this layer.
If left for a long time, this layer of dead skin cells and grime prevents the skin from breathing, and as a result, more tissue under the skin starts dying.
Acnes are also possible, and because the proteins such as collagen break down wrinkles are also formed faster because of this problem.(read an earlier post on dealing with acne here)
The skin also looks dull and dark. To remove such layer of dirt and dead cells, a process called exfoliation is used, which has several cascading benefits such as reducing scars, acne, and wrinkles.
There are many ways of exfoliating skin, each with different level of efficiency. Microdermabrasion is one such process.
Compared to different types of skin care treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion is a recently devised process. It can be done either with micro crystals or with a diamond tip.Micro crystals, in turn, could be those made from salt, soda bicarb, or aluminum oxide.
The diamond tip does not mean that the machine includes actual diamond. But the compound used in it is hard enough and does not react with anything on the skin.
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The exact nature of exfoliation by the two methods is entirely different. When micro crystals are used for exfoliation, the object is to scrub the face with crystals of salt.
The shape of crystals would help to loosen up those dead “skin cells” by flaking or poking so that they can be easily sucked away by the machine.
In the diamond tip microdermabrasion, these “dead skin cells” are sloughed with the diamond tip and sucked out with the help of vacuum.
Advantages Of Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion
Diamond tip microdermabrasion method scores over the micro crystals based microdermabrasion for many reasons. Here are some of those reasons.
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- The skin would not be irritated with diamond tip microdermabrasion because there are no crystals involved. Irritation to eyes is also not possible with the salts used in microdermabrasion with micro crystals.
- Exfoliation with diamond tip microdermabrasion machines is also more perfect when compared to that with micro crystals.
- It is possible to focus on specific area for exfoliation with diamond tip microdermabrasion;
- The time taken for exfoliation is less when compared to that with micro crystals and effect lasts longer too;
- People with sensitive skins can also consider this treatment as there are no reactive crystals or compounds used for such exfoliation;
- Micro crystals of varying sizes are used in microdermabrasion with them. Smaller sized crystals of the salt tend to be rougher on the skin, while larger sized crystals tend to be gentle. But gentle ones are not as effective, while rougher ones do cause pain due to abrasion. In contrast, diamond tip microdermabrasion is rather comfortable.
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Machines For Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion:
There are no standards, so buyer should read a few diamond tip microdermabrasion reviews to zero in on relatively reliable brand with the diamond tip that lasts fairly long.
After all, these diamond tips do wear off. Standard suction power in these machines is 16Hg but higher suction power right up to 28 Hg is available on these machines.
In addition to these two parts of the diamond tip microdermabrasion machine, additional tools may be offered in the kit, such as adapters, spare diamond tips, replacement filters, etc.
Filters are necessary for capturing those dead cells that start flying when the process starts.
Buyer should also compare warranties, availability of instruction manual, and after sales customer support, including replacement order.
Construction of the machine should also be looked into. Such devices should be solid and not made of some cheap plastic.
Some Of The Best Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion Machines:
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As of date, some of the best diamond tip microdermabrasion machines available in the market are Kendal HB-SF02, Kendal HB-SF01, and Microderm MD.
The first two have suction power of 28Hg while Microderm MD has 8 variations in suction power maximum of which is 22Hg.Check an earlier review on five best Microdermabrasion machines here.
Both Kendal products have strong metallic structure and come with filters, 2 handles made from stainless steel, nine diamond tips which are further divided into small, medium, and large.
Apart from things like a rubber hose, vacuum hose made of PVC, base unit, power cable, and 2 cylinders filled with oil filters (totally 360 for SF01 and 240 for SF01), in the kit.
The overall weight is about 5 kgs., making them fairly portable. Kendal HB-SF01 is sold for 260 USD while SF02 is being sold for 200 USD.(please note that prices do change) There is lifetime guarantee for their parts but the warranty is only for 1 year.
Cons of Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion Machines
The drawback is that the filters cannot be cleaned; they need to be replaced after using them twice or thrice.
In so far as Microderm MD is concerned, it is more compact in appearance and has only 1 genuine diamond tip to offer.
It offers only 100 filters(but you can order extra filters). But the kit includes a tip for blackhead extraction and infusion for injecting serums and creams.
A cleaning brush is also included in the kit. Silicone hose forms part of this kit. The overall cost of this kit is 300 USD(again different vendors may have different prices.
The cost of buying a diamond tip microdermabrasion machine works to less than 1/10th of what people would spend in any beauty salon for the treatment. Moreover, these can be used at any time.
The results from some of the best machines mentioned above are noticeable from the day one. Moreover, the machines are portable. Therefore, buying such a machine should be considered to address many of the skin problems.
I hope my post will help you make an informed decision when buying a microdermabrasion machine, if you have any questions, just leave me a message and I will get back to you.
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