This post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network. As always, all opinions are my own.
Everyone’s been ranting and raving about the PMD device that allows you to safely and effectively perform microdermabrasion treatments at home. So I put it to the test.
What is the PMD Personal Microderm?
The Personal Microderm is an at-home skincare tool that provides the same brilliant results as professional, in-office microdermabrasion treatments. Inside is a spinning disc embedded with aluminum oxide crystals that exfoliate away dead, dull cells from the surface of your skin. At the same time, the device has vacuum suction that removes all the skin cells that the disc took off.
Weekly treatments reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores. PMD claims, and I can vouch from experience, that you can visibly notice results after just one session. Although I saw even better results after using it weekly for a month, and I know my results will get even better with more uses.
How To Use The PMD Personal Microderm
- Thoroughly cleanse and dry your skin;
- Start with the White Training Disc. I practiced on my arm before I used it on my face. Pull the skin taut with your free hand to allow the Personal Microderm to smoothly glide over the skin;
- Next, move the device in an upward motion across your skin. Do not hover on any spots, because the suction could cause a scab.The entire process only takes about 1 minute;
- Immediately after you do the treatment, wash and dry your skin. Then I like to apply my regular calming moisturizer after;
- Clean the cap and filter after use with soap and set aside to dry.
One I got the hang of it, I switched to one of the other discs. I personally chose the green “moderate” disc, but there are multiple discs to choose from based on your skin sensitivity.
Since I have a lot of skin rituals (masks, derma rolling, this and that) I chose Monday as my microdermabrasion day and that has worked out really well for me. I also want to note that I use prescription Retin-A on my face every evening, which makes my skin more sensitive (for instance, I’m not allowed to wax my eyebrows). However, this device was gentle enough to use once a week on my skin. If your’e not sure, please consult your dermatologist before having any microdermabrasion treatments.
I’m known to be a skeptic, but I am honestly blown away by my results. Although the lighting was different in the before and after photos, I didn’t do anything to touch up or blur my skin in photoshop. My acne scars are definitely becoming less noticeable, and I had some large pores around my nose and chin that are receding.
I also noticed that removing the dry skin once a week makes my make up go on a lot smoother. It is also noteworthy that in the “before” photos I was using a lot more make up to cover up lumps and bumps. In the after photo I’m only wearing a light tinted moisturizer and come concealer around my eyes.
Would I run out and purchase a PMD Personal Microderm Device? Absolutely. A microdermabrasion facial at the salon costs around $100 per session. This device costs $159-$200 (depending on the device you choose) so it basically already pays for itself in 2 uses. And now PMD is offering 20% off with code PRIMP20, so you get an even better value. Is it just as effective as a microdermabrasion in a salon with the salon-grade devices? Not after just one session. But the fact that you can use it one a week gives it a cumulatively similar effect.
Plus, the convenience alone is worth it. I’d much rather take 3 minutes to improve my skin once a week within the comfort of my own home, than make an hour appointment once a month. It burns time and money that I simply don’t have.
If you have more questions, you can check out PMD’s FAQ here and see some more before & after photos here!
And don’t forget to check out my review of the PMD kiss lip plumper in this post! And if you like skincare posts, check out my experience with microneedling and microblading.
I just came across this review and realize its a couple years old, but on the off chance you see this, wanted to see if you still use your PMD Microderm once a week as part of your routine? And do you still use Retinol and do dermarolling? These are all things I would like to have in my routine, and while I realize everyone’s skin is different, I would appreciate hearing how you schedule them all in (for example, do you do PMD Microderm one night a week, Dermarolling one night a week, use Retinol on all nights except the nights you microderm and dermaroll, etc.). Also do you use any serums/products with lactic acid/glycolic acid and have you had any issues with using them and using the PMD Microderm? Thanks!
That looks really amazing. I should definitely give this one a try. Thanks for sharing dear
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
I have to look into this! Those fine lines are creeping in and my pores are looking larger and larger. I love your honest review and your results look amazing! Sierra~Beautifully Candid
How fabulous to find something that works so well, Roxanne!!!
Talk about a great gift!!
Interesting. I am always super skeptical and I did have a machine that I invested in before but it was HUGE and annoying to set up so I never ended up using it as a result. My skin in super sensitive and after kids I got adult acne, Yippee! I’ve tried using Retinoid A and had to stop because it bothered my eyes and skin so much. I just may have to keep this tool in mind and I am so glad that it was gentle on your sensitive skin because that’s a big one for me.
Susan Rahamim says
This looks like a great and simple option!