Monday, 7 March 2016

PMD Personal Microderm Review*

PMD Personal Microderm microbermabrasion at home review

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be sent the PMD* to try out and after six weeks of use I’m ready to share my thoughts! I have quite a lot of hang-ups about my skin as I used to have acne so I've got quite a lot of scarring. This mainly affects how even my skin is more so than pigmentation as I had laser treatment last year for that so microdermabrasion has been on my radar for quite a while! My skin is also oily but dehydrated and can get quite congested around the sides of my nose and my chin! I’m happy with my skincare routine at the minute but always have room for something to give my skin the little somethin’ somethin’ it needs! Spoiler alert – I think the PMD is doing just that!

PMD Personal Microderm review

The device comes with everything you need to perform microdermabrasion at home and inside the box is:
·         A PMD with training disc and plastic cap already attached
·         Electric plug and 3 adapters
·         3 face discs and 3 body discs
·         Plastic cap for body discs

Also included is an informative booklet and a short DVD that explains how to use the PMD properly and what to expect from continued use. Using the PMD on a regular basis will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and light scarring. It will also improve overall skin tone and texture by fading uneven pigmentation, sun damage, age spots and blemishes. It addition, it helps to reduce the formation of acne scars as it helps clear out clogged pores and release trapped dirt and oil leaving skin clearer and more vibrant. Sounds good doesn’t it?

The discs have aluminium oxide crystals on their surface which spin to exfoliate away the dead, dull skin cells on the surface of the skin. As the epidermis is removed, new cell growth is stimulated and topical products penetrate faster, maximising the benefits of the skincare products you are using!

The instructions and DVD give a brilliant run down of the dos and don’ts when using the advice but some of the main ones I thought were worth mentioning are: it’s important to use the device on clean, dry skin so it doesn’t drag and to use upward motions while pulling the skin taut. Take care not to go over the same area twice in the same session or hover in the same spot and don’t press down too hard with the disc. Don’t use the device on the area above the cheekbone near your eyes and never use without the cover in place. Give your skin 6-7 days to recover after using the device and make sure to wear sunscreen! It’s also important to refrain from using any chemical exfoliants for 48 hours before or after using the PMD as skin will be too sensitive and make sure and seek approval from your doctor if you are on any prescriptions for skin issues.

PMD Personal Microderm discs

I've been using the device once a week for the last six weeks, starting like the instructions suggest, with the white trainer disc which comes already inserted into the device and is the least coarse to see how my skin would react. The sensation of the device is a little like if you take the foot off a vacuum cleaner and hold it to your hand, just on a smaller scale! This suction pulls the blood flow to the surface of the skin (and you will feel it and skin will look a little red!) and triggers the body’s healing process, building collagen and elastin and leaving the skin firm and radiant.

PMD Personal Microderm face and body disc

I then progressed onto the grey disc which is for very sensitive skin then the blue disc which is for sensitive skin and now for the last three weeks I have been using the green disc which is medium strength abrasion and I have been loving the results! I generally use the device on my forehead and temples, round my nose, chin and some areas on my cheeks and have noticed such a difference in my skin! It is so much smoother, more even and feels nowhere near as clogged around my nose or chin! My skincare products feel like they have been getting absorbed more effectively and in the morning my skin looks so much brighter and clearer! I've also been enjoying using the body discs on my elbows although it can be a little fiddly and more difficult to get the PMD to stay suctioned on to move around!

I have absolutely loved using this device; at £150 it’s not cheap but when compared to the cost of professional microdermabrasion treatments offered in salons it seems so much more of an investment! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have tried it and will certainly be purchasing the replacement heads which are £19 regularly to make sure I keep getting the best treatment possible as the aluminium oxide crystals that provide the exfoliation wear off after continued use and hope to see even more of an improvement in my skin tone and texture!

The PMD Personal Microderm can be purchased from the PMD website, Harrods, and www.currentbody.com.

Have you tried this device or microdermabrasion before? What did you think?

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx


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58 comments

  1. this looks great! my nose and chin are definitely troublesome and would benefit from this
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. Would love to give this a go! While it's expensive, I imagine it's much more pricier to get the treatment done by someone else!

    Musings & More

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    1. That's what I think too! And now I have no need to go for a treatment! Xx

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  3. This looks really cool! I have a few scars too, glad to see it is working.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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    1. My skin is so much smoother after I use it! Love it! Xx

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  4. I have never tried, but I love how companies are making it easy for you to do at home.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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    1. So good being above to do it from the comfort of your own home and regularly too! Xx

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  5. I really d to try this kind of device in the past but the price put me off buying it. Now I'm quite happy with my skincare routine and the chemical exfoliants I've been using have improved my skin's appearance significantly so I'm not sure if I'd go for the microdermabrasion as it seems more harsh then acid peels. But it's definitely a great option for those wanting it as it works out much cheaper in the long term then having it done in the beauty salon. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Totally understand where you are coming from! I love chemical exfoliants too and thought I would miss them a lot more only using this once a week for 6 weeks but the results are so long lasting I haven't! I haven't found it harsh either! Will be reintroducing chemical exfoliants now though :) xx

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  6. I haven't tried such a device before but it's certainly intriguing! Although I don't have oily skin myself so I don't know often I would use it, but I would love to hear about your experience with laser treatment :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thanks lady! Don't know if I will ever do a post on it but it definitely helped my pigmentation which was awful after years of acne! Loving this for evening out my skin tone now! Xx

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  7. I had no idea you could even get at-home versions of this, but now I do I want one desperately! Glad you're having such good results :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. Thanks Claire! It such a great little device! Xx

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  8. I 'm a little bit skeptical with this kind of tools but this one seems very good and effective!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. I usually am too! Been totally proven wrong with this though, it works so well with my skin! Xx

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  9. I wanted to try something like this but it worries me to do something like this by myself at home. And yes, the price is another factor which put me off. I think my skin is pretty good for now but I will keep this in mind for future.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I think it's great that it comes with so many different types of discs so you can test it on your skin and see what works best for you but I totally understand it's a lot of money to part with if you're not completely sure! Xx

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  10. This sounds amazing and yet scary at the same time! I'm slightly terrified at using something like this on my skin, I'm accident prone and forgetful at times so I'm not sure this is something for me. I also have sensitive skin so I imagine it's not really going to work out well. Which is a shame because I am having trouble with blackheads and clogged pores right now.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. I was a little apprehensive when I first tried it too but the different discs are great to test your skins tolerance! I've got into a little routine of doing it on a Friday night before going to bed! Xx

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  11. I'd love to try something like this! The price tag is the only thing that puts me off xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It would put me off too if I had never tried anything like it! Can be so hard to know how your skin will react to something new! Xx

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  12. This sounds so good, I absolutely hate my uneven skin tone so I'd love to try this!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  13. I had professional microdermabrasion for a good few months and absolutely loved the results but I had to stop because it was around £16 for 5 minutes, a bit expensive I know, so this post couldn't have been more perfect. Definitley going to have to do more research into this, and will probably end up purchasing haha ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow I had no idea it was that expensive! Their website is really good too and shows before and afters and has some more information! Xx

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  14. Thank you for this review! I love hearing other's opinions as well. I've been loving mine as well<3

    Nati
    www.littlemissnati.com

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    1. Thank you Nati! Glad you like yours too! Xx

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  15. This is such a fascinating little product! I've never thought about trying one of these before but this one sounds good!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. It's amazing Laura! So glad it's in my routine now! Xx

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  16. This sounds so awesome. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  17. This sounds great, thanks for sharing! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  18. I'd be scared to use a machine like this and even the thought of going for a professional treatment is a little bit off putting, but I guess it's because I have a completely different skin type to yours. It's great to hear that it's working for you and you are having such great results :) x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I know what you mean! You probably wouldn't need something as heavy duty as this but for my skin it's been working wonders! Xx

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  19. Aside from the off putting price point, this does seem like a good product to give a try, and it seems worth it. I've not tried this so thanks for the review. Glad that you like it.
    Paris Street Style

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    1. Thank you! Yep it's expensive but having got the chance to try it out I definitely think it's worth the money! Xx

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  20. I love using mine, have definitely noticed a difference! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  21. I used another at-home microdermabrasion and while it worked great, it was quite bulky. This one looks so nice and compact.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. So compact! Fits nicely in the box and so easy to store! Xx

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  22. I've never use something like this but I'm curious! Hope it can work on my sensitive skin! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. If you decide to give it a go just do a patch test to see how your skin reacts :) xx

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  23. I haven't tried any microdermabrasion treatments actually! Just because I've been quite scared that it would break my skin out and then take ages to repair. But this sounds really cool and I'm still very curious to try one out. I like the idea that it can be done in the comfort of your own home too.:D

    - www.veebzboo.com
    - www.youtube.com/veebzboo - Mini Sephora and Macy’s Haul

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    1. It's so handy! I was so scared it would break me out too but it's been fab! Xx

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  24. Brilliant review, seems like a great product! xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. this sounds pretty cool! Although I've only recently fallen in love with the Clarisonic!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've never tried it but I remember your review and the results looks great! Xx

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  26. This sounds so cooL! definitely worth it rather than going to the salon each time!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. 100%! So handy being able to do it yourself! Xx

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  27. This sounds really good and it sounds like something I would love. I love that it's an at home treatment as well, I love the thought of not having to go out to get microderm!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Me too! I love not having to wait for an appointment! Xx

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  28. I was also offered to try this product and although it sounds like it achieves great results, I declined because of the presence of aluminium on the disks (if I remember correctly). Such a shame as I love exfoliating devices. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Yes, aluminium oxide crystals! I haven't had any side effects using it and wasn't aware of any potential dangers! Xx

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  29. Sounds great! I have very sensitive skin and I`m afraid of using these type of products, but who knows, they might work without causing me problems. I`m glad you liked it and that it made your skin better.

    http://www.beautynerd.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Georgiana! My skin can be sensitive one day and tough as nails the next but it's reacted really well to this! They reccommend testing it on a patch of skin not on your face first! Xx

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