DISCLAIMER: Before I list down all the things that Diamond Peel has done for me, please take note that this is a personal opinion backed up only by experience and by countless visits to my dermatologist. I would suggest that before you consider getting this treatment, that you consult with your dermatologist first.
Growing up, I was used to getting facials despite hating the painful pricking brought about by the treatment—just to get rid of the pimples and whiteheads, and refrain from leaving permanent scars on my face.
That is until last year, when I tried getting a Diamond Peel treatment once a month, I noticed how much my skin improved. And by improved, I mean really improved.
- My skin got clearer in general. No more pimples or acne breakouts. (Unless it’s that time of the month, where I sometimes get a pimple or two).
- It lightened the pimple scars I got from previous breakouts.
- It made me less oily.
- I feel like my pores were minimized.
- My face feels smoother and softer.
- Cheesy as it sounds, I feel more confident about myself.
The Diamond Peel treatment uses a special device with diamond tipped wands of varied sizes and coarseness for different skin types and depths. The wand tip is made of natural diamond chips, which polish the skin and suck out dead cells. It’s a mix of gentle abrasion with suction to remove the dead, outer layer of the skin. (Read more here.)
During the procedure, you’ll only feel a light tugging and sucking feeling. It’s absolutely painless. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes and when you’re done, your face is left a little red (this lasts for just a day) but it feels so much softer and smoother.
Since it works a lot like exfoliating, which I mentioned in a previous article is very important in anyone’s skin regimen, this frees the skin of dead cells that block our pores and prevent our skin products from being absorbed.
With Diamond Peel, not only does it improve the quality of my skin, it also allows the different skin products I use to be absorbed faster and better.
There are a lot of places you can get this treatment from, and it’s priced between Php800 to Php1,500. But one place I would definitely recommend is SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center by The Spa. Because I know they are an esteemed and trusted brand who really values their clients, I’m assured of the cleanliness and quality of their service.
The Benefits of Diamond Peel
One of their services is the Ultimate Diamond Facial, which is a Diamond Peel treatment with a facial. Again, although I hate the pain brought about by facials, The Spa minimizes this as much as possible by pampering you and making you feel like a queen.
I went to get the treatment last Sunday. As soon as I settled in my private room, the medical assistant let me change my top into a robe before allowing me to lie down on the cot. She made me feel more comfortable by placing two towels to act as blankets and making it as snug as possible. While washing my face, she gave me a facial massage.
After washing and massaging my face, she applied several creams and products, and finished it off with a mask—which was to be left on for 15 minutes. To kill the time, she gave me a shoulder massage. She used a coconut-scented lotion that seduced my senses. I swear, I seriously love anything coconut! Too bad the lotion was inside a generic bottle, so I had no idea what brand it was or where it came from. I can only dream about (and smell) it in my head.
After the mask, she massaged my head and scalp while steaming my face. Then we started with the Diamond Peel treatment.
As soon as the treatment was finished, she proceeded with the facial—which wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. She ended everything with a back massage, and by serving me with their all-too-famous Ginger Brew.
SKIN Dermatology & Laser Center has branches in The Spa Fort and The Spa Shangri-la. I suggest booking a slot two to three days before your preferred date to ensure your reservation.
The Benefits of Diamond Peel at The Spa