Video shows use of diamonds in latest skin-smoothing technique
28 May 2013A company based in Salt Lake City, America, has just released a video showcasing the benefits of the latest methods of using microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. While microdermabrasion has been around since the 1980s, it has recently been refined by adding harder diamond and steel tips to the tiny aluminium oxide crystals which are rubbed onto the skin at high pressure. Earlier methods left a fine residue of aluminium oxide powder on the face, but the tiny diamond and steel tips help reduce the amount of powder which comes into contact with the skin, and therefore needs to be removed by the vacuum which is still used to remove the dead skin which is left behind. The new video is designed to instruct qualified practitioners in the use of the new system in every step of a microdermabrasion procedure, from carrying out an initial skin analysis, through the treatment itself, to the final application of cleansing and toning products to the skin. Qualified aesthetician Tina-Marie Zillman, who presents the demonstration, says: "Diamond-tip microdermabrasion is taking off in popularity [and] may become the main type of microdermabrasion we see in the near future."