The ancient Egyptians are said to be the first to use dermabrasion skin care techniques to improve their skin. Kings and queens used alabaster and pumice to remove blemishes and rough spots and make their skin smooth and soft.
In the mid-90′s a skin care technique using aluminum oxide powder for Microdermabrasion was developed in Italy. The process uses a vacuum and a small orifice to accelerate the powder. Aluminum oxide abrades the skin and the vacuum cleans out blocked pores.
The technique proved effective; however, it has some disadvantages:
- Aluminum oxide is left embedded in the skin and floating around in the air.
- There is a significant volume of material to dispose of after each procedure.
- The crystals are left in the hair and clothes of both the patient and clinician.
- The clinician must wear a particle mask and client must wear eye protection and remove contacts.
However, the DiamondTomeTM Skin Resurfacing system with DiamondTomeTM Wands is an evolution in microdermabrasion. DiamondTomeTM offers a twenty-first-century skin care technology for applying the millennia-old technique of dermabrasion. By eliminating the powders and crystals (aluminum oxide and salt) DiamondTomeTM has made skin rejuvenation the clean, controlled procedure it should be.