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Normally reserved for fine jewellery, the use of diamonds by dermatologists for facials and peels has become increasingly popular. However, the use of diamonds in treatments dates back to the Roman era, according to Dr Mona Mirza, CEO and founder of top Dubai-based skin clinic Biolite.
“The ancient civilization considered diamonds to be the gemstone of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love,” Dr Mirza tells Emirates Woman. “They used diamond dust for the same reasons we do today: to brighten the skin, promote radiance of spirit, and to preserve a youthful glow.” Just as thousands of years ago they were used to encourage skin rejuvenation, today diamonds are used for their brightening, exfoliating and hydrating properties. “Many luxury skincare lines incorporated diamond powder in the products ranging from collagen masks and serums to makeup and body creams,” Dr Mirza adds.
With over 30 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, Dr Mirza founded Biolite Aesthetics Clinic in the UK back in 2001. She eventually relocated the business to Dubai in 2007. Throughout the constant changes in the beauty and aesthetics industry over the years, Dr Mirza has continually ensured Biolite continues to adapt and progress with the times. “We house the latest in advanced aesthetic technology from lasers, ultrasounds and radio frequency-based devices,” she explains. “At Biolite, we are driven by results. We offer a broad range of services, which include plastic surgery, dermatology, anti-ageing skin treatments and cosmetic gynaecology, specialising in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.”
One of the latest additions to their roster of treatments is the Silk Peel, which uses a diamond-infused tip as part of its three-in-one treatment which combines exfoliation, extraction and infusion. Dr Mirza talks to Emirates Woman about the benefits of diamonds in treatments, the new Skin Peel treatment and exactly how it works.
Tell us about the Silk Peel?
The Silk Peel is one of our latest treatments at Biolite Aesthetic Clinic. After seeing excellent results with The Dermasweep, a rejuvenation treatment exclusive to our clinic, I decided it was time to invest in a newer and more advanced treatment of the same caliber. The key difference between the Dermasweep and Silk Peel is the exfoliation method. While the Dermasweep also uses three-in-one technology, it uses bristle-tip exfoliation. The Silk Peel uses diamond-tip exfoliation, which I was drawn to. The Silk Peel also a bespoke treatment that is fully customisable, based on each client’s skin concerns.
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What benefits do diamonds bring to the skin?
Diamonds make excellent exfoliators as they are the hardest of all gems. When ground into fine microparticles, as they are in The Silk Peel, diamonds help to remove dead skin cells which not only helps to brighten the skin, but also to stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of sun damage and provide deep hydration. As a result, the skin is left feeling smooth, moisturised and newly energised.
How long have diamonds been used by cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists?
Using diamonds as part of a beauty regimen dates back to the Roman era. The ancient civilisation considered diamonds to be the gemstone of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. They used diamond dust for the same reasons we do today: to brighten the skin, promote radiance of spirit, and to preserve a youthful glow. Today, diamonds are used for their brightening, exfoliating and hydrating properties. Many luxury skincare lines incorporated diamond powder in the products ranging from collagen masks and serums to makeup and body creams.
What is the Biolite Silk Peel Dermalinfusion?
Prior to starting any medical procedure and skin treatment, the therapists always perform a thorough consultation with the client to fully ascertain their concerns and expectations. We begin all facial treatments with a thorough cleanse. For this particular treatment, we begin with our Seaweed Enzyme Peel and steam. This step is important as every treatment needs a clean canvas to begin with. The steam opens up the pores and gets rid of any impurities, while gently lifting off the dead skin. The Silk Peel Dermalinfusion is a three-in-one treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction and infusion. It is considered to be the most dynamic, high-performance skincare system available. The Silk Peel uses a diamond-infused tip, which is known as diamond tip exfoliation. The diamonds are ground into fine microparticles which helps to remove dead skin cells. This not only helps to brighten the skin, but also to stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and provide deep hydration. As a result, the skin is left feeling smooth, moisturized, and newly energised.
What is the procedure and what are the results?
The Silk Peel Dermalinfusion procedure is safe, painless and can be performed almost twice as frequently as other exfoliation facials without the risk of aggravating sensitive skin. Our aesthetician will select a gentler or coarser exfoliating tip, depending on your skin’s sensitivity, and you’ll decide which condition-specific serum you want them to apply. This facial combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion. Key facial steps included are, buffing away old dead skin cells, removing dirt and oil from pores, and applying a potent serum that can now more easily penetrate.
The Silk Peel Dermalinfusion helps with the following concerns: fine lines; enlarged pores; uneven skin tone; dehydration; hyperpigmentation; acne and oily prone skin; and sun and environmental damage. A customized topical solution to treat many common skin concerns; it works great on every skin type and anywhere on the body; it’s safe, effective and comfortable; it’s a great introductory treatment for patients new to cosmetic procedures; and it’s fast and affordable.
What makes this treatment superlative?
Though this treatment is often compared to our Dermasweep Facial, exclusive to Biolite, the Silk Peel uses diamond-tip exfoliation which is a brand-new method of rejuvenation. The Silk Peel is fully customizable and is based on each clients’ skin type and concerns. Whether you have acne-prone skin, dehydrated skin or an overall dull complexion, the Silk Peel is a bespoke treatment that targets specific concerns, leaving you with a radiant, bright and hydrated complexion after just one treatment. The Silk Peel delivers noticeable results in one treatment. Unlike microdermabrasion or chemical peels, the Silk Peel Dermalinfusion’s diamond-tip application system is non-invasive, free of aluminium crystals and leaves the skin feeling fresh and radiant, not irritated. This facial can be performed more often than microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Who does it suit & how often should you have it done?
The Silk Peel is suitable for all skin types and tones because it’s fully customisable and is based on each client’s concerns. This pain-free skin-resurfacing treatment takes only about 30 minutes and has no downtime. The reputation for fast results are what keeps our clients coming in. All of our new clients will have to go through a mandatory consultation with our therapist to review medical history, concerns, goals and skin type. Based on your consultation, our therapist will recommend you a program to achieve desired results. The most common recommendation is every three weeks to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh, radiant and hydrated.
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