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Diamond Peel: A Beginner’s Guide

by Chinggay Labrador

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and nowhere is this truer than in matters of the skin.

If you’ve ever done a hydrating sheet mask at home, gone to an aesthetician for a soothing facial, or patched up your nose with some blackhead removal strips, it’s time to step up your game and try a Diamond Peel treatment.

There are two elements that define a Diamond Peel. First, there is the “diamond” component. Real abrasive diamonds top off a hypoallergenic instrument used to loosen dead skin cells and dirt from your face. This process of ridding your face of debris refers to the “peel” aspect of a Diamond Peel. You’re technically peeling off the stratum corneum, or the layer of dead cells on the uppermost layer of your epidermis. A wand that acts like a vacuum is then used to suck all the debris away, leaving your skin as clean as it will ever be.

The procedure is non-invasive, takes about 45 minutes, and is typically paired with a relaxing facial massage, which involves cleansing, steaming, and moisturizing.

What you’re left with, apart from an extremely clean, blackhead-free face, is firm skin. A Diamond Peel stimulates collagen production, which helps skin regain elasticity. There is virtually no recovery time necessary (all you’ll most likely notice is some mild redness), and what you gain even from just one treatment is a lit-from-within radiance that comes from improved circulation.

As with any procedure, first timers are encouraged to consult with the dermatologist in charge for safety—at most, a Diamond Peel should be avoided by anyone with inflamed or broken skin, and a trained professional will be able to spot any contraindications before starting the treatment. This low-maintenance treatment also offers zero down time, meaning you can actually apply makeup right after you’re done. And while one session will give you glowing results, making this a regular part of your routine will definitely do your skin big favors.

Varied clinics and aesthetic centers in the city offer slight variations on this popular treatment. Read up on what makes each of them an absolute must-try!

Manny and Pie Calayan Clinic’s Diamond Peel with Basic Signature Facial

The 60-minute session starts you off with a thorough cleanse paired with a relaxing facial steam and massage, followed by an extremely satisfying blackhead and whitehead extraction to remove deep-seated dirt. The Diamond Peel will then work its exfoliation magic, fading scars and slowing down signs of aging for a refreshed complexion.

Want even more noticeable results? The Basic Signature Facial promises to unclog your pores and prevent acne, improving your skin’s texture and moisture balance. Oily-skinned girls will find it especially effective, even helping eliminate the need to constantly blot throughout the day.

For best results, schedule an appointment every 2 to 3 weeks for a total of 6 to 8 sessions, depending on your skin condition.

Manny and Pie Calayan Clinic

Legaspi Village, Makati
Suite 1701 Medical Plaza
Dela Rosa St. cor. Amorsolo St.
Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 845 0015
(0917) 553 4108
(0917) 821 4462

Trinoma, Quezon City
Level 1 Trinoma Mall, Mindanao Ave
Quezon City
(02) 739 0012
(0917) 149 4465

Festival Mall, Alabang
2/F Expansion Wing, Festival Mall
Alabang, Muntinlupa
(0917) 520 4466

SM Seaside City, Cebu
3/F Seaside View
SM Seaside City, Cebu
(032) 256 2879
(0917) 821 4460

SM Lanang Premier, Davao
2/F SM Lanang Premier
JP Laurel Avenue, Lanang Davao
(082) 298 2439
(0917) 100 4464
(0917) 821 4463

Aramesh Spa & Wellness’ Luxury Hydrating Facial with Mask & Diamond Peel

Because dull and aging skin is a struggle for most people, you need a combination of facial and peel to help target these specific needs. This Hydrating Facial is three-prong—it involves a facial massage, a mask, and a Diamond Peel for a potent and intensive treatment.

The facial massage and mask use only the purest ingredients to make way for firmer skin and improved elasticity. This is followed by the Diamond Peel, meant to slough away oil, dirt, and dead skin for a smooth and fresh complexion. You’ll be positively glowing in no time!

Aramesh Spa & Wellness
U601 Heart Tower, 108 Valero St.
Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 477 7738
(0917) 509 2010

Lure Aesthetics’ Rejuvenating Gold Facial with Diamond Peel

Restore your skin’s radiance by getting rid of impurities and battling the effects of pollution and aging. Enjoy cleansing and gentle scrubbing, followed by rotary brushing to exfoliate and improve blood circulation. Unwind and feel your skin tighten with a facial massage, before the Diamond Peel and Gold Mask are applied. (Diamonds plus gold? Color us charmed!)

This 60- to 90-minute session is capped off by high-frequency laser to close pores and promote skin healing. It is recommended that you set an appointment every 3 to 4 weeks for a total of 6 sessions—good thing you can stock up on this deal.

Lure Aesthetics
Unit 103 G/F Tower A
81 Xavier Residences Condominium
Xavier St., Brgy. Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 634 2800
(0917) 628 7139

Metafactor Wellness Center’s Facial + Diamond Peel & Full-Body Swedish Massage

For head-to-toe TLC and the ultimate in relaxation, why not go for a treatment that provides a facial, peel, and full-body massage? This impressive 3-in-1 package will pamper your skin with a cleansing facial, which includes steaming, extraction, and use of a galvanic machine and laser.

The star (pun intended) of this treatment is the Diamond Peel, where dirt, dead skin cells, and debris are sloughed off using a diamond-tipped instrument, leaving skin fresh and spotless. Once your skin is taken care of, the focus shifts to your hardworking body’s needs: a one-hour Swedish full-body massage combats knots and tension in your muscles, helping relieve stress and making you look and feel brand-new.

Metafactor Wellness Center
Baypark Roxas Blvd. Service Rd.
Malate, Manila
(02) 353 3130
(0917) 816 6428
(0997) 869 0502
customerservice@metafactor.net

Even for beginners, it’s good to remember that you can pair your first Diamond Peel treatment with other procedures to target your specific skin concerns. Whichever course you decide on, know that a Diamond Peel is an easy first step in taking better care of your skin—and seeing confidence-boosting, impossible-to-ignore results!

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About Chinggay
Chinggay Labrador is a freelance writer and published author. She also runs Practical Magic, a tarot business, which specializes in readings that aim to bring the magic of intuition together with practical, everyday guidance. When she’s not writing or slinging cards, Chinggay practices and teaches yoga and meditation, finds inspiration through travel, and bakes super fudge brownies. Find her on Instagram at @practical_magical and @superrrfudge.

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