Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back in May I published an 'initial impressions' post on the *PMD Personal Microdermabrasion device (£150) and to be honest I wasn't really seeing any fantastic results from it at the time although now over two months since I published that initial impressions post I do have some good news.

In May I had been using the white training disc for a few weeks to get my skin used to the feeling of the disc and I moved onto the grey disc which is designed for very sensitive skin. As I do have sensitive skin generally although not really where I used this device, I still wanted to be cautious with it as I didn't want any negative reactions and which thankfully I didn't experience. 

The grey disc was providing some positive results such as smoother skin and a slight reduction on my pores and overall just generally brighter skin where I used to device on my t-zone but still nothing incredibly amazing. After a few weeks with the grey disc I then moved onto the next disc up which is more abrasive - the blue disc for sensitive skin. I used the device once a week although I have to be honest and say that I skipped a couple of weeks due to being away from home and being ill. 

I was a little wary about moving onto a more abrasive disc but the blue disc is still under the 'for sensitive skin' category - with each disc I find that I was noticing better results. The blue disc has been the most effective, the pores on my t-zone aren't as bad and my skin overall is just brighter and smoother. I do think that you have to be persistent with this device, you're not going to see amazing results instantly. I was a little disappointed with the device in my initial impressions post although I had only used it three times. 

I don't know if the results will stay if I stop using it for a short period of time or if I have to keep using it once a week to constantly maintain the results but I don't think I would use this device often that from now on - it would come in useful if I was going on holiday or had an important event in a couple of months time and I wanted to get my skin in better condition. For now, I can only see myself using the blue disc, I don't think I would move onto the green disc (medium strength abrasion), I think it would be far too abrasive for my skin. 

Overall, after a couple of months I have noticed some positive results from this device and I'm surprised at how I haven't experienced any negative effects (apart from a small amount of temporary redness). The device is easy to use, set up and maintain although it definitely takes a few weeks of practise, or it did in my case. I don't have any lines/wrinkles as I'm only 22 *23 on the  15th August, cries* so I can't comment on that aspect of the device; I also don't have blemishes/acne/spots so again I can't comment on the effectiveness of the device on those problems. For me personally it isn't something I will continue to use on a weekly basis but only for special events and that makes it for me a little pricey at around £150 but if you were considering microdermabrasion in a salon, I think it would be a great at home device to try first. Please bear in mind that everyones skin is different and it may work differently for you. Overall rating: ★★★☆☆, 3/5.

Have you tried this device or any salon microdermabrasion treatments?


  1. I wanted to get this done professionally but couldn't really afford it, which means I probs couldn't justify forking out for this either but on the other hand I am in despair with my skin so never say never I am intrigued haha xx

  2. Interesting device. I do have the Clarasonic and swear by it. xx

  3. Enjoyed reading this. I haven't tried anything like this before, but would like to in the future because I have some problem areas on my face, especially with my pores xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

  4. Great post! I've always wanted to have one, but they're quite pricey. :)

  5. I'm glad you finally started to see some results! I don't think I have the patience to use something like this x

    Josie’s Journal

  6. Thanks for the post!
    I haven't tried anything like this device before, but I would love to.)

  7. I do wonder about these products, but considering it should be good for sensitive, it is interesting!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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