Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center Logo
Close this search box.

DiamondGlow: A Treatment for Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots!7 min read

Aesthetica badges

Meet Sarah, a busy professional in her mid-30s who has started to notice the toll that stress, environmental factors, and the natural aging process have taken on her once-radiant complexion. As fine lines become more pronounced, her skin appears dull, uneven, and in desperate need of rejuvenation. 

Enter DiamondGlow, the perfect solution to help Sarah rediscover her youthful glow, improve her skin’s texture, and breathe new life into her tired complexion. Through a series of customized treatments, Sarah is eager to experience the transformative effects of DiamondGlow and regain her confidence in her skin!

What Is DiamondGlow?

DiamondGlow is a noninvasive skin treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of serums in a single procedure. It aims to improve the overall appearance and health of the skin. The treatment is often administered in a medical spa or a plastic surgeon’s office and is designed to target various skin concerns, such as:

  • Congested pores: The extraction component unclogs pores, removing excess oil and debris.
  • Dullness: The exfoliation process removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover, resulting in a more radiant complexion.
  • Dryness: The serum infusion hydrates the skin while replenishing moisture levels.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles: DiamondGlow stimulates collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
  • Uneven skin tone and texture: The treatment improves overall skin tone and texture by addressing various skin concerns, leading to a more even complexion.

DiamondGlow is often compared to microdermabrasion, but it is considered a more advanced and comprehensive treatment due to the combination of exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion. In addition, it is suitable for various skin types and can be customized according to your specific skin concerns.

What Is the DiamondGlow Treatment Process?

The DiamondGlow treatment process involves three main steps that work together to exfoliate, extract, and infuse the skin:

  • Exfoliation: The diamond-tipped handpiece gently removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, including some pigmented cells responsible for dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This process promotes cell turnover and helps to reveal a fresher, more even layer of skin. Over time, the exfoliation process gradually reduces the appearance of dark spots and improves overall skin tone.
  • Extraction: The second step is extraction, which is performed using a vacuum-like suction mechanism within the DiamondGlow handpiece. This process unclogs pores by removing excess oil, dirt, and debris, resulting in cleaner, healthier-looking skin. The extraction process also prevents the formation of new acne blemishes, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals prone to acne-related pigmentation issues.
  • Infusion: The final step is the infusion of condition-specific serums into the skin to address issues such as hydration, brightening, or acne control. As the handpiece glides across the skin, the serums are infused directly into the freshly exfoliated and extracted skin, allowing for better absorption and more effective results.

The entire DiamondGlow treatment process typically takes 30-45 minutes with little to no downtime. Many of our patients experience an immediate improvement in their skin’s appearance and texture after a single session, while optimal results may require multiple treatments spaced a few weeks apart!

How Can DiamondGlow Help With Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots?

While DiamondGlow improves symptoms of hyperpigmentation and dark spots, it’s important to note that multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results. Combining the treatment with a customized at-home skincare regimen and diligent sun protection can further enhance its effectiveness and help maintain an even skin tone. It’s also a good idea to consult with a skincare professional to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

What Are the Active Ingredients of DiamondGlow, and How Do They Reduce Dark Spots?

DiamondGlow is a skin treatment involving the infusion of condition-specific serums into the skin after exfoliation and extraction. The active ingredients in these serums depend on the specific serum chosen to address the individual’s skin concerns, such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Some common active ingredients in DiamondGlow serums that help reduce dark spots and even skin tone include:

  • Azelaic acid — a naturally occurring acid found in grains like wheat and barley that reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase activity and suppressing the proliferation of melanocytes (i.e., the cells that produce melanin).
  • Kojic acid — a natural byproduct of certain fungi known for its skin-lightening properties. It works by inhibiting tyrosinase activity, thus reducing melanin production and helping to fade dark spots and even out skin tone.
  • Licorice root extract — contains a compound called glabridin, which reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting tyrosinase activity and reducing melanin production.
  • Niacinamide — also known as vitamin B3, niacinamide is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that reduces hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin synthesis. It also improves the skin barrier function, preventing further dark spots from forming.
  • Vitamin C — a potent antioxidant that can help brighten the skin, fade dark spots, and protect against free radical damage. It works by inhibiting the enzyme tyrosinase, which plays a role in the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for dark spots.

These active ingredients are infused into the skin during the DiamondGlow treatment, allowing them to penetrate more effectively and target the underlying causes of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for DiamondGlow Treatments?

DiamondGlow is a versatile treatment that can be customized to address a wide range of skin concerns, making it suitable for many patients. A good candidate for DiamondGlow treatments typically includes someone who:

Wants to improve the overall appearance and health of their skin: DiamondGlow helps with various skin concerns, including dullness, dryness, uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and congested pores.

Has no active skin infections or irritations: It is essential to avoid DiamondGlow treatments if you have any active skin infections, such as cold sores or inflamed acne, or significant skin irritations. These conditions may worsen with the treatment or increase the risk of complications.

Has realistic expectations: While DiamondGlow can provide noticeable improvements in skin appearance and texture, it is important to understand that the treatment is not a miracle cure for all skin issues. Results may vary, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired outcome.


Is in overall good health: Although DiamondGlow is a noninvasive treatment with minimal side effects, it is still important to be in good general health to ensure the best possible results and reduce the risk of complications.

Is committed to proper post-treatment care: Following the recommended skincare regimen and protecting the skin from sun exposure after the treatment is essential to maintaining the results and preventing further skin damage.

Improve Your Skin's Appearance With DiamondGlow!

Ready for your DiamondGlow treatment? Come meet with us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure! If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process, from beginning to end! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog and social media for more information on plastic surgery and plastic surgery trends!

Let Us Help You!

Our office can provide you with helpful information, schedule a free consultation, and walk you through the many services and procedures we provide.

Contact Dr. Chang's Office:

More Articles For You

Follow Us Online

Follow us on our other platform for more articles, plastic surgery images, and innovations on our social channels

Copyright © 2024 Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center | Privacy & Disclaimer