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The Altair Difference

Altair is the trusted global leader in the science of aesthetics. We invented the original crystal free exfoliation system for the face and body, completely revolutionizing the industry and making superior microdermabrasion results possible.

The original skin exfoliation experts

For the past 35 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing medical professionals and their clients with powerful microdermabrasion treatments that can revitalize damaged, aging skin throughout the face and body. Our systems enable clients to reclaim their complexion, restore their health and rediscover their smooth skin – without undergoing an aggressive procedure and suffering through a lengthy recovery period.

Our company

Leaders in skin exfoliation.
At the forefront of innovation in our industry.

In 1999, Altair Instruments introduced the world’s first crystal free skin exfoliation system featuring the original diamond-tipped wand. Since that day, we have continuously tweaked and improved our solutions, expanded our offerings to treat the entire body from head to toe, and strived to provide every clients with the targeted system they need to discover their best skin.

  • Made in the USA
  • ISO certified
  • FDA registered with Worldwide Patents

The benefits of crystal-free microdermabrasion

In the past, microdermabrasion was performed using crystals to abrade the outer layers of the skin. From there, a vacuum was applied to suction away the excess debris and exfoliated skin cells. Although this approach was very effective, it was also abrasive and a bit harsh for clients who suffered from inflammation, acne and other conditions. In addition, there was a bit of downtime associated with this procedure, so it wasn’t ideal for clients with full lives and careers.

Our signature systems stand out because they are crystal free. Instead, they use a diamond tipped microdermabrasion wand to remove the damaged outer layer of skin, where shallow surface imperfections live. The procedure is entirely customizable, and can be adjusted to offer either a gentle or aggressive approach. It also doesn’t cause heat or inflammation, so it’s safe for clients with sensitive skin. And finally, there’s no downtime with our crystal free systems, so clients can return to their lives right away with no side effects or downtime, making it a true “lunch hour” solution.

Crystal Free Microdermabrasion Vs. Hydrafacial and Silk Peel

When patients begin their search for a treatment that can help them rejuvenate their aging skin, their research typically leads them to three distinct options: Altair’s crystal free microdermabrasion systems, Hydrafacial and Silk Peel.

It makes sense that these three treatments tend to be grouped together. They are all considered safe for all skin types, and they all focus on removing the outer layer of damaged skin and infusing the area with powerful serums to treat specific conditions.

However, only one of them uses the natural power of diamond chips to gently and effectively clear away dead cells and gradually improve the appearance of surface imperfections, such as fine lines, light wrinkles, age spots, hyperpigmentation and more. When it comes to smoothing and softening damaged skin, and restoring a light and bright complexion, there’s one clear choice: Altair’s crystal free, industry-leading microdermabrasion solutions.

Our Signature Systems & Products


Altair Instruments designed the original diamond tipped wand to eliminate the need for abrasive, messy crystals in microdermabrasion. The wand features natural diamond chips bonded into the tip. When it glides over the curves of the patient’s face and body, it smooths and softens rough areas while clearing away dead cells, revealing soft skin that reflects light and looks healthier.

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DT2 Skin
Resurfacing System

A professional grade crystal free treatment designed to dramatically improve damaged skin. It features the patented DiamondTome Wand and Hydro Wand, combining the power of natural diamonds with a potent serum infusion, refreshing your skin and restoring its optimal health. A best-in-class treatment, this solution is capable of treating fine lines, sun damage and minor scarring, in addition to infusing skin with deep hydration and targeted treatments.

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NewApeel® Aesthetic Exfoliation System

NewApeel® is the original crystal free microdermabrasion treatment. Used with the patented DiamondTome® wand, it’s designed to clear away dead skin cells and surface imperfections, improve cellular turnover and detoxify your skin. In addition, it’s capable of treating some of the most common skin issues, including acne scarring, enlarged pores and wrinkles.

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