26 Oct Don’t Fall for DiamondGlow DIY Knockoffs
NewBeauty just released its list of “The Best Skin Care Launching in September,” featuring various at-home tools and treatments to add to your regimen. Unfortunately, one of the five tools is a DiamondGlow at-home knockoff. The author recommended a $200 tool that she says readers will love if they are fans of the HydraFacial or DiamondGlow, calling it “professional grade.” Here’s the thing: by definition, you should not be using a professional grade tool at home. It’s illegal for anyone but a professional to purchase these tools, but this particular product isn’t illegal—it simply isn’t actually professional grade and isn’t going to get you in-office results.
It does try to mimic the 3-in-1 technique of DiamondGlow and HydraFacial, but falls very short. And at $200, you could get some stunning results with in-office treatments. DiamondGlow is especially unique because it has genuine crushed diamond-tips for the ultimate in exfoliation and pore extraction. Actually, the system comes with seven different tips so your provider can customize each treatment to your skin’s needs and your goals. Anything you buy over the counter 1) does not have genuine diamonds 2) isn’t going to have several options for customization and 3) is not going to come with medical-grade products selected just for your skin.
Diamond in the Rough
If you really want to give your skin a glow this autumn, the season where skin starts to freak out quite a bit, stick with actual professional treatments. We offer DiamondGlow as the ultimate facial with zero downtime and immediate results. Here’s how it works: it simultaneously exfoliates the skin, extracts gunk from pores, and washes the face in hand-selected medical-grade products that are picked by your provider. It’s the best way to ensure maximum cleansing and usefulness of the topicals.
Skin should be routinely exfoliated, but not over-exfoliated. For most clients, exfoliating in-office during a DiamondGlow session every month is the perfect amount of exfoliation. Pores are also fantastic at hoarding debris, makeup, sunscreen, sebum, and anything else that comes their way. A proper extraction should only be done by a professional (never squeeze gunk out yourself!) and once a month is a great schedule. When you have pores extracted in-office, they are minimized and the skin is prepared to best soak up medical-grade products.
That at-home system doesn’t come with any medical-grade topicals, so you will already be spending way more than what a DiamondGlow treatment costs if you buy that tool plus the needed topical products. DiamondGlow is only paired with SkinMedica products, one of the most popular and effective of medical-grade lines. Your skin is always changing, which is why every DiamondGlow treatment is one of a kind. Month to month, you’ll work with your provider to choose the best combination of SkinMedica products to complete your treatment. Of course, SkinMedica sunscreen is always applied so that you leave your appointment protected and ready to take on the day at full glow.
Get in the Diamond Spirit
Some people schedule a DiamondGlow the morning of a special event, which is a great idea because there’s no downtime or lingering redness. Most prefer monthly treatments to sustain the look and feel that they love. If you need to amp up your skin care regimen, start with a DiamondGlow session and experience the platinum treatment for yourself. In just 30 minutes, you’ll drastically improve the look, tone, and texture of your skin.
And yes, it does take 30 minutes. That’s very brief for an in-office treatment, but can you imagine a 30-minute at-home treatment? Most people don’t want to deal with that, and the New Beauty-recommended tool takes about 1 – 5 minutes to DIY. There’s not much that can be achieved in that timeframe, and there’s a high risk of causing bruising (because as a non-pro, you’re not going to know how hard you can go with the extraction). Save yourself time, trouble, money, and bruising and stick with an in-office treatment guaranteed to work.
DiamondGlow can also be paired with other treatments like microneedling, which can be a fantastic precursor to the facial. Microneedling encourages collagen production by creating thousands of microchannels in the skin. These “channels” allow for even deeper penetration of SkinMedica products. They don’t stay open for long, so microneedling right before DiamondGlow is perfect. Call to schedule your DiamondGlow today or complete the online contact form for the fastest response.