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Salon & Spa

133 W Boughton Road  

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

(on Boughton Rd. just SW of Rt. 53,

directly across from Chase Bank)

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What is the difference between Crystal Microdermabrasion and Diamond Microdermabrasion?

Crystal Microdermabrasion sandblasts aluminum oxide crystals or sodium bicarbonate crystals to exfoliate the outermost skin layer. Diamond Microdermabrasion works similarly, but instead replaces the crystals with a diamond-tipped abrasive wand. Diamonds are the hardest mineral. Attached to the tip of the wand are diamond chips that polish the skin by removing dead cells and buffing surface imperfections. Diamond-tipped wands come in various sizes and coarseness for different skin types, skin irregularities, and depths of resurfacing. Diamond microdermabrasion is preferred by professionals because it is cleaner, safer, and more accurate. Crystals can clog pores, irritate the skin, or trigger an adverse reaction. However, a diamond-tipped wand allows for closer abrasion around the eyes, nose, and mouth without risk of stray crystals causing damage or being inhaled or ingested.

Diamond Microdermabrasion

Do you ever wish you can wave a magic wand over your face and poof—your blemishes, scars, enlarged pores, or wrinkles are erased? While it may not be an instant miracle, Diamond Microdermabrasion can have very impressive results. Whether you struggle with rough skin, skin discoloration, acne scars, blackheads, or fine lines, this exfoliation method can definitely help diminish the appearance of superficial skin imperfections. Diamond Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical, pain-free, quick and easy, skin refinishing procedure. Our certified skin therapist uses sterile diamond abrasive heads to buff the top skin layer. Simultaneously, suction vacuums any particles of dirt and dry, dead skin while also increasing blood circulation and lymph flow. Encouraging cell turnover stimulates collagen and elastin production, helping to rejuvenate your skin. This procedure allows skin products to penetrate deeper into the dermis layer. Corrective serums applied afterward help to infuse skin with essential nutrients, replenish hydration, and speed cell renewal, improving the look & feel of the skin. In just one treatment, the epidermis is deep cleaned and polished, resulting in a smoother, glowing, healthier complexion.

*Allow 60 minutes for a treatment session. Products are applied to face and décolleté area.

Post Treatment

Diamond Microdermabrasion is a safe procedure—side effects are temporary and risks are rare and minimal. Deep exfoliation usually leaves the skin feeling tighter and slightly drier than usual for the first 24 to 48 hours because the barrier function of the epidermis is disrupted. Some redness can be expected post-treatment, however this is not likely to persist more than a few hours. The sensation of having a mild windburn or sunburn will also pass after a few hours. Applying a hydrating serum and quality moisturizer will help the healing process.  Avoid extreme weather conditions and intense physical exercise until redness subsides. Avoid sun exposure for at least 7 days after a treatment and make sure to apply daily SPF 30+ sunblock. Avoid tanning beds.

Do you have any of these contraindications?  If you have any of the contraindications listed below, you probably are NOT a suitable candidate for a Diamond Microdermabrasion.


Any infection of any type, such as herpes or warts
Any active acne, inflamed skin, sensitized skin, sunburn, open lesions
Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, or skin rash
Skin cancer, recent chemotherapy or radiation treatment
Diabetes, Lupus, auto-immune disease
Use blood thinner medication, regularly take aspirin
Rosacea or telangiectasia (erythema may worsen or be instigated by exfoliation)
Used a depilatory (Nair) or waxed within 24 hours
Any chemical peel, resurfacing treatment within the past 2 weeks
Use of skin care products containing Glycolic Acids or Retin-A
Use of Isotretinoin (Accutane) or other prescription oral acne medications within the last year
*We reserve the right to deny a client a microderm treatment if it is our professional opinion that you are contraindicated and are NOT a suitable candidate for this procedure.
Our skin care therapist, after a skin analysis, will recommend an alternative skin treatment that is more suitable for your skin type and skin condition.

Microdermabrasion Add-On Options:

Pre-Treatment Add-On
Deep Pore Detox ~ add $15
Detox congested skin with this antibacterial, antioxidant deep pore cleaning. Using steam to increase permeability, a blend of Lactic, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids penetrate pores to dissolve impactions and blackheads, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and remove excess cell debris, leaving the skin hydrated, purified and clear. Blackhead extractions are performed on T-zone.

Masque Add-On
Oat-Milk Masque ~ add $10
Increase hydration with vitamin-enriched emollients and anti-inflammatory botanicals that will nourish, soothe, and hydrate thirsty skin.
Anti-Aging Masque ~ add $10
Increase firmness and smooth fine lines and wrinkles with vitamin-enriched emollients, antioxidant botanicals, and age fighting peptides that will nourish, strengthen, and plump aging skin.

Massage Add-On
Acupressure Facial Massage ~ add $15
Relieve stress, improve circulation, and detoxify with this pressure point facial massage. Great for headache or sinus or stress relief.
Rejuvenating Massage ~ add $15
Rejuvenate your skin and relax your muscles with a face, neck, and shoulder massage.

Treatment Add-On
Oxygenating Trio ~ add $20
Revitalize sluggish, asphyxiated skin with this 3-step antioxidant therapy. Drawing oxygen to the skin’s surface helps remove toxins, stimulate cell respiration and increase circulation, resulting in radiant, glowing skin. This oxygenating treatment also benefits acneic conditions by killing bacteria, reducing inflammation, and providing essential hydration.

NEW...IonActive Masque with LED Therapy - add $40
This 2 layer system combines the science of ionization with thermal activity to enhance product performance for deeper penetration of active ingredients and faster skin health results. 
Choose One:

  • Retinol - firms to reduce vsible signs of skin aging. This anti-aging masque contains microencapsulated Retinol which improves skin texture and diminishes wrinkles by increasing epidermal cell proliferation and epidermal thickening. It also contains microencapsulated extract of peptides and amino acids from Chlorella which increases collagen synthesis while inhibiting collagen degradation. This results in improved skin firmness and reduced skin redness.
  • Hyaluronic Acid - intense hydration bringing relief to dehydrated and/or sensitized skin.
  • Oligopeptide - brightens hyperpigmentation for a more even ski tone.
  • Niacinamide - controls and prevents adult acne breakouts.

Advanced Treatment
Retinol Peel Masque ~ add $25
Increase smoothing, firming and brightening with this advanced formulation of Lactic Acid, Retinol, humectants, and brightening ingredients. This advanced anti-aging treatment will increase exfoliation with additional peeling and stimulate collagen production.
BioActive Peel ~ add $45
Further improve skin texture, tone, and clarity with a chemical peel. This advanced exfoliation treatment stimulates new skin growth to reduce signs of aging, lighten hyperpigmentation, and treat acne. The result is a more youthful, brighter, clearer complexion.

How many treatments will I need?

Many individuals feel and see a difference in firmness, texture and color just after 1-3 treatment sessions. Scheduling additional sessions will increase this improvement. Raised bumps, more deeply pitted holes, and darker pigmented spots may require multiple microdermabrasion sessions combined with professional peel treatments and/or active ingredient products over an extended period of time. Microdermabrasion can be done as frequently as weekly or up to every 8 weeks depending on your skin's tolerance and desired cosmetic effects. Many people choose to start with weekly treatments for 3 sessions, then change to a monthly maintenance regimen. Since human skin typically regenerates at approximately 30-day intervals, microdermabrasion is typically  performed every 4 weeks for continued improvement. Usually multiple treatments, about 6-12 sessions, are recommended to see more dramatic improvement. After completion of a series of treatment, you may want to keep your skin looking smooth and younger by scheduling microdermabrasion maintenance sessions once every 3 months. 

The menu price for a Diamond Microdermabrasion is: $75 for 1 session or $180 for 3 sessions or $300 for 6 sessions. BioActive Peels are perfect companion treatments to alternate with Microderm sessions. When you purchase a Microderm multi-session package, you can exchange one of your sessions for a Bioactive Peel.

 *Sessions expire 1 year from date of purchase. Cannot combine introductory price with any other discounted offer. No refunds, but can apply unused credit toward other salon services.

Diamond Microdermabrasion ~ 60 min. ~ $75 for 1 session or $180 for 3 sessions or $300 for 6 sessions.

Microdermabrasion Add-On Options:

Deep Pore Detox ~ add $15

Oat-Milk Hydrating Masque ~ add $10

Anti-Aging Masque ~ add $10

Rejuvenating Massage ~ add $15

Oxygenating Trio ~ add $20

Retinol Peel Masque ~ add $25

BioActive Peel ~ add $45

​IonActive Masque with LED Therapy ~ add $40