PMD Personal Microderm: Initial Impressions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
at home microdermabrasion treatment tool
Microdermabrasion is something that I have heard of in the beauty industry, particularly a few years ago and I thought it was a salon only process; however this device is an at home personal microdermabrasion tool that can be used on the face and body. I was so excited and a little nervous to try it, not only as I do have sensitive skin but also because I haven't tried anything like this before - also I'm not a beauty therapist so I didn't know how easy or difficult it would be to use. 

I have the *PMD Personal Microderma (£150) which comes with seven exfoliating discs, 1 electrical cord, 2 caps and an instructional DVD and pamphlet. The discs that come in the set include an initial white training disc, two green discs and four blue discs with increasingly abrasiveness. The set up was very easy, just make sure the disc and cap are on securely, plug in to the mains and plug in the cord to the device then turn slightly to lock it in. Before I read anything or used the product, I watched the DVD which is a little scary as they say that microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the skin which makes the skin think that it is injured so it will repair itself; that makes me a little nervous and I'm not too sure that I would want to use something like this consistently in the long term.

The DVD states to use the product on completely dry, product free skin. Switch the device on, hold the skin taught slightly and glide the device over the skin making sure to only pass over the same area once. The device claims to help give more radiant, younger looking skin and smoothes skin texture (using this microderm unit that uses the same aluminium oxide crystal embedded on the discs as $10,000 dermatologist machines do). I decided to use it on my t-zone as that is where I have some very, very fine lines as well as uneven skin texture and large pores. I've read that others have seen improvements with regards to pores after using this device. 

The white training disc is already in the device and it is the one everyone should start out using to prepare the skin for the more abrasive discs with time. The first time I used it, I was a little surprised at how at the noise - it makes a hairdryer noise when switched on, for some reason I thought it would be quieter. I did a test patch on my hand the day before I used it on my face and I did experience anything negative other than slight redness that faded quickly. Gliding the device over the chin/forehead/nose is a little easier said than done as the device not only spins quickly to exfoliates but it has a suction to it which does make it hard to glide across the skin evenly or very accurately. I noticed a small amount of redness after using the device but not nearly as much as I thought I would and I haven't experienced any negative effects but I have only used it three so far on my t-zone. 

Overall, I like how quick the device is to use and it is very lightweight. It doesn't cause any negative effects thus far and it isn't very loud; also it doesn't cause as much temporary redness as I thought it would. However, I haven't noticed any positive skin benefits so far apart from slightly smoother skin where I use the device although I have only used it three times so far as you have to wait 6/7 days between each use. I will write an update post after I have used the device more and I also need to test out the body disc too. 


Have you tried an at-home or salon microdermabrasion treatment? Have you tried this PMD Personal Microderm device?

15 comments

  1. Not sure what to think about this really! It's quite expensive so I'd want to see a real difference in my skin to make it worth the money! Will be interesting to hear how you get on :)

    Emma xx

    www.alittlefreckle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is pretty expensive but I think it would work well in the long term x

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  2. This looks interesting! I think i'd be too impatient for it though.
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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    1. I think it is a product that takes a while to show results x

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  3. I have tried salon microdermabrasion before and loved the results, but it can be quite expensive. Look forward to your update post. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. I haven't had a salon treatment but I've always heard great things x

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  4. I'm interested to know how you get on a few weeks down the line!

    Georgina
    foxonthehunt.com

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    1. It's pretty good so far, it's a device that needs long term use to notice results in my opinion x

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  5. This looks so interesting, although I think I'd want to be waking up looking like Cheryl Cole for the price ;) Would love to know how you get on with continued use hun :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. So far so good, it's working pretty well x

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  6. Wow, i've only heard about this, never looked into it

    Thanks so much for the post~


    lisa | lisaxbeauty

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    1. It's great so far now that I've used it more x

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  7. Looks really interesting! Amazing product!

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