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A Brief History Of Microdermabrasion Treatments and The Benefits of using A Diamond Tip Wand

In order to fully understand why the microdermabrasion treatment at the Joanna Vargas Skin Care Sanctuary utilizes a special kind of diamond-tipped wand you must first understand exactly what microdermabrasion is and how works. After all, though the practice of microdermabrasion, in some form or another, has been around for thousands of years, the methods have certainly improved — here’s a little bit of background on the process.

Simply put, microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates on a surface level, removing the superficial layer of dead skin cells from your face. There are myriad benefits to the procedure, including smoother skin, improvement of age spots and hyperpigmentation, the reduced appearance of stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles, as well as the reduction of enlarged pores. The procedure is neither invasive or painful but if not done properly can cause some redness and sensitivity on the skin.

Over the years, microdermabrasion has changed a bit, both in what’s used and the method of how is done. Back in the ‘80s, for example, the popular method was crystal microdermabrasion. During a crystal microdermabrasion session, aluminum oxide crystals were used in conjunction with the machine, acting as a mini sandblaster of sorts. However, after some studies proved that there are certain links between aluminum and cancer, many replaced aluminum oxide crystals with sodium bicarbonate crystals — this particular incarnation of microdermabrasion was much safer than its predecessor, but also much softer and therefor less effective.

Now, the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tool is en vogue, and that’s the one used in the Joanna Vargas salon. This tool replaces the flow of crystals entirely, and instead utilizes a laser cut diamond wand tip. This allows delicate areas near the eyes, nose, and mouth to receive abrasion more accurately, and spares the client and aesthetician of a huge mess. This is also the safest and best method currently in use as it also allows people with extreme sensitivity to get the benefits of this practical spa treatment.

The diamond tip polishes the skin while removing skin cells, all of which are vacuumed into a waste filter. Diamond microdermabrasion is rapidly growing in popularity, as this style of procedure is much more user-friendly, precise, and ultimately, effective.

At the Joanna Vargas salon, clients receive a microdermabrasion treatment along with every facial and not as an add on. Joanna Vargas feels this completely rounds out the facial and provides overall value to our clients. Additionally, there are
full-body microdermabrasion options available, too. The reasoning behind this? Think about it: You wouldn’t put expensive products on dirty skin, would you? The same logic applies for microdermabrasion: It clears off the most dead and damaged sections of the skin in preparation for other treatments and products, turning your skin into a literal blank canvas perfectly prepped for all the goodness that comes next.

To make your appointments in New York City please call 212.949.2350 or email us at salon@joannavargas.com.

To make your appointments for Los Angeles please call 310.424.5141 or email us at
jvla@joannavargas.com.