Microdermabrasion is a proven treatment to improve the general appearance of the skin, without forgetting one of the most popular procedures .
However, the most common type of crystal used for exfoliation is aluminum oxide, which some experts fear may be related to Alzheimer’s disease.
A number of practitioners are turning to diamond-based microdermabrasion techniques, such as Pristine. This system uses laser cut diamonds on the tip of the tool in place of aluminum oxide crystals.
In addition to eliminating the risk of presumed exposure to Alzheimer’s disease, Pristine can be used around the eyes – which is not recommended with microdermabrasion using aluminum oxide. because of a risk of corneal injury.
In addition, Pristine would be softer, because the diamonds would not scrape or cut the skin.
The effectiveness of Pristine is supported by a 2009 study which shows that diamond-based microdermabrasion has measurable anti-aging results. The study found no evidence of this type of aluminum oxide microdermabrasion.