Exfoliation is an essential step in your skin-care routine. It helps even out the texture of your skin by getting rid of dead skin cells. Skin can be exfoliated through the process of microdermabrasion treatments. Several varieties of these treatments are widely used today, two of which are the Power Peel and the Diamond Peel. These peels have advantages and disadvantages, but are overall beneficial for your skin.
The Power Peel is one form of effective, non-surgical microdermabrasion treatment. This peel can be used on all types of skin tones and types. It helps improve the texture of your skin, making it softer and more radiant. The Power Peel has been popularized in Europe, especially during the past 10 years. This peel is safe on skin, even on sensitive skin. It helps improve the tone of sun-damaged skin and helps fade acne and other scars.
Another type of non-surgical microdermabrasion treatment is the Diamond Peel. This peel smooths the skin and removes dead skin cells. As a result, skin is rejuvenated, vibrant and youthful-looking. It is gentle on skin, leaving it with little or no irritation or redness. The Diamond Peel stimulates the creation of new skin cells, which helps smooth skin and improve its elasticity.
The process of the Power Peel involves the use of micro-crystals, known as ultra-fine corundum oxide crystals, which polish skin when they are vacuumed through a hand piece. The whole treatment takes about 20 minutes, but must be repeated at least once for best results and for visible improvements of the condition of your skin. The process of the Diamond Peel includes the use of fine, natural diamond chips, which polish the skin through the use of an applicator. They remove dead skin cells, leaving skin smooth and even-toned. These treatments take 10 to 20 minutes to complete, and should be given at least twice for visible results. The length of these treatments depends on individual skin conditions. The frequency of the Power Peel and of the Diamond Peel treatments varies from individual to individual.
Both the Power Peel and the Diamond Peel are safe treatments, which are pain-free and do not cause any discomfort or side effects. They may cause slight redness or irritation, especially during the first use, and on sensitive skin, which is normal. Just one treatment is enough to experience better-looking skin, but regular treatments help you maintain the results. The Power Peel improves the appearance of your skin by fading scars and age spots and by minimizing lines, stretch marks and acne scars. Similarly, the Diamond Peel improves the texture and appearance of skin by minimizing freckles, age spots and lines and by making stretch marks and acne scars less visible.
Aleksandra Ozimek has been writing professionally since 2007 for a fashion blog, various online media and the "Queens Courier," in addition to interning at "Cosmopolitan" magazine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in journalism and photography from St. John's University, where she is completing her master's degree.