Monday, June 10, 2013

Review: PMD Personal MicroDerm Microdermabrasion System

How would you like a quick and easy way to improve the quality and appearance of your skin and receive immediate results without having to invest a lot of time and effort into achieving instant benefits? If you are like me and said YES, then you will want to read on! The PMD device brought a new sense of radiance and clarity to my skin, so all the hype and buzz about PMD proved to be true for me. So whether you want to treat yourself to the benefits of a professional-like microdermabrasion treatment, or surprise someone you know with a special gift of glowing healthy skin, this is a hot pick product to consider adding to your skin care routine. I am so impressed with the PMD device, which is a Personal MicroDerm System, that it is with such confidence and enthusiasm that I include it in this year's Holiday Glamour & Gift Giving Guide. Before I share with you my experiences and results with the PMD, let me provide you with some background information about PMD Personal Microderm:

{Adapted from the PMD Personal Microderm Website}

About Us

PMD Personal Microderm was organized and established in order to introduce the patented PMD device to the world. It is their mission and objective to bring new and innovative products to the market that are synergistic with and complimentary to anti aging. PMD will find the best and most effective products that have the potential to make us look and feel younger and more vibrant.

Highlights of How Microdermabrasion Works:

- Aluminum Oxide Crystals remove dull, dead skin cells.

- Treats aging, sun damaged, acne-prone, and scarred skin.

- Promotes collagen production and cell renewal.

- PMD Personal Microderm uses Crystals and a Vacuum in conjunction to clear away dead cells.

Microdermabrasion uses Aluminum Oxide Crystals to wear away the upper layers of your skin, smoothing away dead skin cells, reducing the appearance of brown spots, fine lines and lighter scars. Microdermabrasion is a non-intrusive and mild way to give you skin a younger-looking appearance compared to other treatments such as dermabrasion, chemical peeling, and laser resurfacing. The crystals of microdermabrasion remove the surface layers of the skin, primarily in the epidermis, unlike other treatments which penetrate to lower areas of the skin. Although less intrusive, microdermabrasion is ineffective on deeper more prominent wrinkles and scars due to its mildness, working best on surface issues. On the other hand, it is virtually painless, can be repeated at short intervals, and provides a quicker recovery time.

Microdermabrasion can be treated by professionals or at home using a hand-held device. Pressurized crystals and a vacuum work together to clear way the dead skin cells, promote new collagen growth and soften the skin. Both professional and at home treatments work best if followed by topical creams and moisturizers to boost new skin regeneration and provide protection from the sun. Redness may occur after treatments, but fades in less time than the more intrusive procedures.

Microdermabrasion's success comes from the number and frequency of the treatments used. Effective microdermabrasion usually requires a series of 5 – 12 treatments. These treatments begin weekly or biweekly followed by monthly to annual maintenance treatments. Professional care gives you experienced workers to help with skin care needs, however the frequency of visits can be costly and expensive, and also take valuable time out of your schedule. The PMD Personal Microderm gives you a cost effective way to receive the same results you would receive from a trained professional. The device allows for at-home treatments at your own convenience giving you smoother skin without the hassle of making and keeping appointment times.

Your preference and skin care needs determine what is right for your skin. Microdermabrasion gives your skin the opportunity to revive from aging, sun damage and surface scarring from acne. In no time at all with your own PMD Personal Microderm your skin will feel smoother and softer. The convenience can be yours, along with brighter skin that makes you look and feel younger.

Highlights of What Microdermabrasion Does:

- Promotes collagen production.

- Eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.

- Reduces acne marks and scarring.

- Fades hyperpigmentation, including age spots and sun damage.

- Smooths dullness and uneven skin texture.

Microdermabrasion corrects and rejuvenates the skin while promoting new collagen growth to treat the common skin conditions that affect our daily life. These conditions include: dull and rough skin texture, uneven pigmentation, acne and acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. The fading of these skin issues through microdermabrasion gives your skin a softer more youthful appearance that brings inner and outer beauty in congruence.

The microdermabrasion treatments succeed because of the tools used, and the design of multiple treatments within the process. The Aluminum Oxide Crystals work to exfoliate and resurface the skin, while the vacuum cleans out pores, clears away dead skin cells, and promotes blood flow to stimulate collagen growth. The crystals buff away the dull and rough skin surface, gently taking away the layers that are older, allowing new skin layers to form that are brighter and smoother. The pigmentation in the skin is evened out by removing the layers, smoothing and fading skin discolorations.

Multiple treatments of microdermabrasion allows for the softening and modifying of expression and fine lines. This includes the wrinkles seen of the forehead, around the mouth, as well as the lines that form on cheeks due to aging and sun damage. These lines are polished and reduced due to the penetration of surface layers received by the crystals giving your skin a younger appearance, and smoother features.

Another benefit from the crystals is the ability to soften acne and burn scars which can be an insecurity for many people. The multiple-treatment process works to smooth the scars out over time, helping them to fade and lighter scars to even disappear. Acne itself disappears as the vacuum contracts enlarged pores so they are less likely to collect dirt, and suctions out clogged pores releasing them from trapped dirt and oil. The exfoliating and suction release of skin from these clogging substances reveals a clearer and brighter complexion.

With the use of microdermabrasion your skin’s overall look will improve. The troublesome acne, fine lines, sun damage and uneven pigmentation that define your skin can be treated and overcome. Finally polished, smooth and even skin will greet you everyday and it will be easier to look as young as you feel. Enjoy the perfection that comes through the mild skin resurfacing of microdermabrasion.


The very generous folks at PMD sent me a complete PMD Personal Microderm System to review. A key factor I want to express is that some people may pay what the cost of the system is for just one visit for a professional microdermabrasion treatment. So the fact that you can use this device over and over again over time, makes this an amazing value for amazing results! I was instructed to view the instructional video about PMD Personal MicroDerm System before using it for the first time, which I excitedly did. The video was excellent, brief and provided me with all the information I needed to get started with the system. It was such an exciting first time experience, a very positive and optimistic moment for me.

Price: $179


Achieve amazing anti-aging results at home with Personal Microderm System. It works just like a professional microdermabrasion treatment without the hassle or cost. The hand-held device uses the same aluminum oxide crystals as the ten thousand dollar machines found at your doctor's office. It smooths away dead skin cells, diminishing age spots and other signs of aging.

The system includes 1 personal microderm, 5 exfoliating discs (2 green and 3 blue), 1 electric cord (Standard U.S. Outlet), 1 facial cap, 1 body cap, 1 reusable filter, Instructional CD and Pamphlet.

For best results when using the Personal Microderm, use a gentle cleanser, toner, and cell renewal cream in conjunction with the microdermabrasion tool.

MY THOUGHTS: I love that assembly was minimal and took seconds to do. I watched the video which explains how to put together the parts, but honestly, it is intuitive and constructed so well that you will have no issues in getting it assembled correctly.

Learning the technique of how to use the PMD device on your skin accurately, and to insure you are using it without causing any irritation or damage to your skin was demonstrated so well on the "How To" video, that I was easily able to adapt what I learned from the video into how I proceeded to use the device on myself. Pulling your skin taught in order to create a smooth "canvas" is easy and making sure you do not go over the same area more than once is really the only key to learning the technique. The technique is actually fun to apply on yourself, a pampering home spa like experience!

The "treatment" of using the device on your skin will be yours to judge on yourself. I used my sense of touch in order to make sure I did not apply too much pressure at first. In time you can be a bit more aggressive in the pressure you use on your skin, but initially you want to use the device as gently as possible under your skin gets used to the treatments and you become more skilled at the technique of using the PMD.

I love that you can either use your own skin care products, or if you prefer you can purchase them from the PMD website. I used a combination of my own skin care products and I can say without hesitation that they worked very nicely with the PMD system.

I also like that you receive disks that you can use on your face as well as disks that you can use on your body. The disks have varying "grit" levels to them, so depending on how much exfoliation you want to occur will determine which you feel you want to use on specific target areas.

The PMD System is mean for consumers as well as professionals. Anyone who wants to achieve maximum at home microdermabrasion results on their skin can easily use this system and all it really takes in terms of knowledge is to watch the video to learn how to use it correctly. Once you have done that, sit back and relax and treat yourself to the best at home professional microdermabrasion treatment that I have personally had the pleasure of trying out on myself.

I use the device once a week. I have found over the past month ++ that my skin is much more radiant, the clarity in texture is smooth and soft, and it does help to defend against breakouts and fine lines and wrinkles. I find this to be a winner on so many levels! My confidence is back when it comes to the health and condition of my skin, and I achieved with no negative side effects and little invested time.

This concludes my review.

A very special thank you to PMD Personal Microderm for providing me with the PMD Personal Microderm System to use for this review.

Disclosure: I received the PMD Personal Microderm System from PMD for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. I am not employed nor affiliated with PMD Personal Microderm in any manner. Registered & Protected

1 comment:

PeerMurphy said...

The personal Microderm LDC is very simple to use. First, choose the appropriate drive type. The blue disk is used on the delicate skin, while the Green disk is used to treat or exfoliate the skin more severe.