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DiamondGlow® in Birmingham, AL

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DiamondGlow® in Birmingham, AL

Our skin experiences a lot from day to day: sun damage, dehydration, and congestion are just some of the concerns that crop up, even if you follow a strict skincare regimen. The truth is, sometimes, our skin needs an extra boost to reveal glowing, dewy skin.

The DiamondGlow® facial is a corrective dermabrasion treatment that exfoliates, extracts, and nourishes for a deep cleanse and immediate glow.

What Is DiamondGlow®?

DiamondGlow® is a dermabrasion treatment that gently removes the top layer of skin while delivering topical medical-grade serums for intense brightening, cleansing, and nourishment. Unlike other water-based facials, DiamondGlow® utilizes genuine, crushed diamonds in the tips of the device’s handpiece to gently but effectively exfoliate dead skin, treat uneven tone, and smooth imperfections.

What Are the Benefits of DiamondGlow®?

A DiamondGlow® facial corrects various skin concerns. It can be used up to twice a month to improve overall skin tone and texture and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

DiamondGlow® facials are entirely customized to your needs and specific skin concerns. After one treatment, your skin will be:

  • Brighter
  • Deeply cleansed
  • Smoother
  • Clearer, with unclogged pores
  • More even in tone

The device is also used on the eye-area skin and lips, as it is the only facial device safe to put on the lips for plumping and volume.

What Can DiamondGlow® Treat?

DiamondGlow® facials can add even more significant improvement to more long-term concerns with regular use. Through continual, corrective treatments, DiamondGlow® can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough texture and dryness
  • Dark spots and skin discoloration
  • Dull, congested skin

With a custom treatment plan from your DiamondGlow® technician, you can target problem areas specific to your needs–helping your skin out where it needs it most.

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Am I a Candidate for DiamondGlow®?

If you want an all-in-one treatment for dull, congested, dry, and uneven skin tone, DiamondGlow® might be for you. Candidates for DiamondGlow® should be healthy adults with adequate skin quality. Tell your DiamondGlow® provider if you are pregnant or lactating, as well as any topical medications (such as retinol) before use.

DiamondGlow® is safe for all skin tones, including dark skin. Additionally, DiamondGlow® is FDA-approved for acne-prone skin.

If you think you might be a candidate for the hydrating, skin-boosting DiamondGlow® treatment, call Cohn Plastic Surgery today at (205) 590-9900 to schedule a consultation with one of our aestheticians.

What Is the DiamondGlow® Procedure?

Your aesthetician will begin treatment by cleansing your skin of makeup and lotions. Next, they will set up your customized experience using one of the 5 SkinMedica® serums and the specific exfoliating diamond head.

They will then pass the DiamondGlow® handpiece across your face, focusing on problem areas and adjusting the diamond head as needed. The device simultaneously exfoliates and removes oil, dirt, and sebum from pores, so serum is infused into the skin at specific intervals. Once your pores are cleansed and open, the serum is administered sequentially to ensure optimum absorption. Other similar facial devices may administer serum too quickly, which is why DiamondGlow®’s slower pulses provide ideal nourishment.

As your provider passes the device across the face, under the eyes, lips, and neck, the slight pressure from the facial also increases lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and toxins.

How to Customize Your DiamondGlow® Procedure

DiamondGlow® is intended to be fully customized to help patients precisely address their needs. The six diamond exfoliating tips each allow your provider to use the ideal depth and intensity for maximum efficacy for every skin type.

Additionally, five different SkinMedica® Pro-Infusion serums provide unique skin healing benefits:

TNS® Advanced+ targets wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, enhancing tone and texture.

HA5® Hyaluronic Acid contains five forms of HAs to hydrate, plump, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Even & Correct Advanced Brightening features LTN Complex™ and exfoliating glycolic and phytic acids to help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

SkinMedica® Vitamin C is an intensive dose of antioxidants to restore and protect the skin.

SkinMedica® Pore Clarifying addresses skin imperfections and promotes clearer skin, making this serum ideal for acne-prone skin.

To determine the best combination of exfoliation and serums for your skin type, concerns, and goals, you will have an initial consultation with your DiamondGlow® provider. They will examine your skin, listen to your questions and concerns, and create a unique treatment plan that incorporates the customized aspects of your facial and the number of treatments you might need.

What Is Recovery Like After a DiamondGlow® Treatment?

DiamondGlow® is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that has no recovery or downtime. Following your facial, your skin may feel slightly sensitive and have a reddish hue. This is normal and is an effect of the intensive exfoliating process paired with increased circulation during treatment. Any redness or skin sensitivity should subside shortly after your procedure.

DiamondGlow® facials are gentle enough that many patients schedule their 30-minute treatments during their lunch breaks, as no aftercare is required.

How Long Do DiamondGlow® Results Last?

Results will vary depending on the extent of revision, the type of skin concern, and the number of treatments you have. Many patients can enjoy their glowing, dewy skin following a DiamondGlow® treatment for about eight weeks.

The nature of your results will depend on the treatment plan that your DiamondGlow® provider has created for you. Most patients are recommended to schedule their initial appointment once every two weeks for three sessions and then maintenance appointments every 4-6 weeks.

To maintain your results at home, your provider can create a skincare routine that supports your unique DiamondGlow® treatment with SkinMedica® products.

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DiamondGlow® FAQ


  • The cost of DiamondGlow® treatments will vary, depending on the extent of your treatment, your specific plan, and the number of recommended treatments. Additionally, we offer DiamondGlow® Elite, Signature, and Mini packages, which will differ in price.

    Once your treatment plan has been created, your DiamondGlow® aesthetician will be happy to provide you with an accurate cost estimate.

  • No. DiamondGlow® deeply exfoliates and extracts but it is not uncomfortable. You may feel a slight scratching sensation from the exfoliating head and a minor tugging from the extractions, but the treatment is not painful.

    Most patients find the 30-minute treatment to be comfortable and relaxing.

  • Each treatment has different benefits, and the choice will depend on what you’re looking for in your facial. The HydraFacial® uses chemical exfoliants rather than a physical exfoliant, like the DiamondGlow®. The HydraFacial®, while effective for more minor hydration and purifying concerns, is considered a more gentle treatment. DiamondGlow® is corrective, so it’s best for more moderate skin concerns.