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What is DiamondGlow™?

DiamondGlow™ by SkinMedica is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that uses dermabrasion to exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and aid in creating brighter, healthy skin. We offer this next-level facial in three different ways for you to customize your DiamondGlow™ experience. After the skin is exfoliated, the DiamondGlow device delivers topical cosmetic serums deep into the skin. Products infused during your DiamondGlow™ treatment are personalized to your individual skin concerns, such as, dry or dull skin, congested skin, fine lines and wrinkles, rough skin texture, hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration or dark spots, and acne scars. Although it is commonly used to treat the face, DiamondGlow™ can also be used to renew healthy-looking skin on the decolletage, neck, back, and hands.

Choose Your DiamondGlow™

Express DiamondGlow™

An introduction to the DiamondGlow™ experience. Exfoliates and infuses with a single serum personalized to your skin. As the name states, this 30-minute treatment leaves your skin feeling nourished and supple in only half the time.

Classic DiamondGlow™

Exfoliates, extracts, and infuses your skin in a relaxing 60-minute facial. Our estheticians will address your skin concerns and recommend a combination of two different SkinMedica Pro infusion serums to be used during your treatment. The Classic DiamondGlow™ includes precise manual extraction for acne-prone skin, ice globes to calm redness and irritation, and a custom finishing mask suited to your skin.

Deluxe DiamondGlow™

Take your DiamondGlow™ Facial experience to the next level with our Deluxe DiamondGlow™. This 75-minute facial has all the benefits of our Classic DiamondGlow™ enhanced with dermaplaning and low-level peel. These add-on services offer additional skin exfoliation, resurfacing, and an added glow.

NEW! Back Facials

Experience luxury with new DiamondGlow™ back facials at CARE! Purify, hydrate, and restore an often forgotten area with a DiamondGlow™ to your back. Come in for this amazing stand-alone treatment or add it on to your usual DiamondGlow™. DiamondGlow™ back facials are ideal for individuals seeking to improve the overall health and appearance of their back skin, leaving it smoother, brighter, and more radiant. Come into our Cary, North Carolina office and experience a DiamondGlow™ to the back.

Am I a Candidate for DiamondGlow™?

No matter your skin type, anyone with a compromised skin quality can benefit from DiamondGlow™. Before treatment, our aestheticians will assess your skin to determine your skin type and specific concerns. This information will be used to create a customized serum infusion. However, patients should wait to receive treatment if they have an active skin infection, severe rosacea, or a history of severe skin irritation after exfoliation. If you have specific questions regarding candidacy, contact our office at 919-569-5943.

What Can I Expect After DiamondGlow™?

After the DiamondGlow™ facial, your skin will immediately look and feel healthier. Your skin will be plumper, smoother, and have a more even tone after just one treatment. Within a few weeks, you will notice smaller pores, fewer breakouts, and an improved appearance of your fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. To maintain your results, we recommend monthly treatments.

Scheduling Your Consultation at CARE Plastic Surgery

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance and restore smoother, brighter skin, consider a DiamondGlow™ treatment at CARE Plastic Surgery located in the Cary, Raleigh area. Develop your customized treatment; schedule an appointment online or call our office at 919-569-5943.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should you not do after DiamondGlow?

After your DiamondGlow treatment, you can expect to notice an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and discoloration, roughness, dryness, and dull skin. DiamondGlow treatments serve to deliver skin that appears brighter, fresher, smoother, clearer, and overall healthier. Many patients may experience minimal to mild redness that resolves quickly after treatment.

What should be avoided before DiamondGlow?

We recommend avoiding certain skincare products, such as retinols, tretinoin, or retin-A, as well as exfoliating products for 2-3 days. These types of products can be harsh on the skin and lead to compromised skin, leading to higher risk of post-procedural skin irritation. We recommend discontinuing these products a few days prior to your DiamondGlow facial.

How long do DiamondGlow results last?

You can expect your DiamondGlow results to last for several weeks. You will notice a 72-hour plumping effect after your treatment. You can extend the life of your DiamondGlow results with medical-grade skincare products and routine at-home maintenance.

How often should I do DiamondGlow?

You can typically expect your DiamondGlow results to last approximately 4-6 weeks. We recommend patients come in every 4-6 weeks for optimal skin maintenance. For best results, we recommend continuing a medical-grade skincare regimen in between treatments.

Can I use retinol before DiamondGlow?

We would not recommend using retinol immediately prior to your DiamondGlow treatment. By doing so, this compromises the skin and can lead to more irritation. Should you forget to discontinue your retinol in advance, we can still treat you, we will just opt for a less aggressive diamond tip.

Is DiamondGlow facial safe?

DiamondGlow is considered a painless, safe, and non-invasive procedure. Practically anyone and everyone is a great candidate for a DiamondGlow facial!

Is DiamondGlow better than HydraFacial?

We like to say that HydraFacial is like getting your car washed and DiamondGlow is like getting your car detailed. While they both effectively exfoliate the top layer of dry, dead skin cells, DiamondGlow is a much deeper cleaning and is truly customized to each patients skin concerns.

How many sessions of DiamondGlow are needed?

We typically recommend at least 3 treatments in any DiamondGlow package. However, it is a great skin maintenance treatment to continue throughout the year, especially as your skin changes from season to season.

Does DiamondGlow help with acne scars?

DiamondGlow can help with acne scarring to some degree. We offer other skin resurfacing treatments, such as Morpheus, that are better suited to help with both active acne and acne scarring.

What is the difference between DiamondGlow and microdermabrasion?

While DiamondGlow is similar to microdermabrasion in terms of how it exfoliates the skin, DiamondGlow takes your skin to the next level, as it incorporates extraction of debris from the pores and infusion of nourishing SkinMedica serums.

What is a DiamondGlow treatment?

DiamondGlow is a popular and well-loved treatment in our office. It is a non-invasive skin-resurfacing technology designed to create radiant and healthy-looking skin. DiamondGlow delivers rejuvenation by simultaneously exfoliating, extracting, and infusing the skin. After the procedure, patients have noticed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and discoloration, roughness, dryness, and dull skin. DiamondGlow treatments serve to deliver skin that appears brighter, fresher, smoother, clearer, and overall healthier.

Is DiamondGlow good for any skin type?

Yes, DiamondGlow is truly a treatment for any and all patients. It is an appropriate treatment for normal, oily, dry, combination, and sensitive skin types. Additionally, it is a colorblind treatment, meaning any Fitzpatrick skin type can receive this rejuvenating treatment.

What are the benefits of a DiamondGlow treatment?

The DiamondGlow facial promotes healthier, smoother, and clearer skin with unclogged pores. It improves the appearance of of fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and helps to brighten discoloration

How does DiamondGlow work on sensitive skin?

The DiamondGlow facial is very customizable and suitable for all skin types

Can I wear makeup after a DiamondGlow treatment?

Makeup can be worn immediately following your DiamondGlow facial

Are there any side effects of DiamondGlow?

A mild redness and tingling sensation can be a side effect after your DiamondGlow facial, but often dissipates within 30 minutes. Most patients leave with a nice glow.

How soon can I see results after a DiamondGlow treatment?

You can expect to see results immediately following your DiamondGlow facial

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