PMD Review :: Personal Microderm At Home

I have always been extremely thankful for being blessed with pretty decent skin.  Shoot, I’ve never had to visit a dermatologist for any major skin issues and have had only 3 facials in my 34 years of life because I just haven’t needed to!  However, despite my good skin, I’ve always been intrigued by the process of microdermasion.  You can not open a beauty magazine without reading about the wonders it works.  This won’t come as a shock, but I’ve never had this procedure done before I received the following product.

{*PMD system, $179.}

So I want to go ahead and put it out there that I will not be able to compare or contrast this at-home product to a professional performing the act of dermabrasion.  With that being said,  I have a feeling after using this PMD system, I bet it’s pretty darn close to getting it done in a doctor’s office from what I’ve seen and read.  This at home product uses the same aluminum oxide crystals in it’s attachment disks that a real dermatologist uses.  PMD was developed for anyone that wants smoother surface skin, help with age spots, and the usual reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.  Even though $179 might sound like a lot, it would pale in comparison to going to a dermatologist every time which would add up quickly.  Here’s my experience with it.

{3 pieces that comprise the head of the system that you wash after each use.}

The first key to this system, is to WATCH THE DVD they send in the kit.  I wouldn’t have been able to figure how to use this on my own or know enough about the process to feel comfortable using something so powerful.  Like any machine, you need to read instructions to get the right results.  I heard all sorts of good and bad things over my Facebook and Twitter pages when I mentioned this thing. Some people praised it and some said they had scarring or it beat up their skin using this.  Well, I have a hunch, they didn’t watch the dvd all the way or weren’t careful enough with the continual motion and pulling the skin taught like they were told.  Just a guess.
I use this only once every week and a half because it is very powerful and your skin needs a break between sessions.  It comes with two types of colored disks in two sizes:  
  • 2 blue for gentle use, small disk for the face and a larger one for areas like neck and chest 
  • 2 green for more advanced use, also one for face and one for larger areas.  

I started using the blue over the first 3 weeks because I was intimidated I was going to rough up my face.  It was pretty sensitive after the first two times I used it at night, but was just slightly red and was fine by morning. But just last night upgraded myself to the green, and felt I had more dramatic results with much smoother surface skin.  

{My bare skin after using my PMD for the 2nd time in 3 weeks.}

Overall, I have found that PMD is actually pretty easy to use once you get the hang of the machine.  And it comes with plenty of disks to last you awhile before I think I’ll need to buy replacements.  And it’s nice and small so won’t take up much room in your bathroom.  I definitely think it has helped the surface of my skin and made my pores appear smaller- not so much happening on reducing the wrinkles yet, but I’ll take the smoother skin tone and lack of pores!
What’s been your experience with PMD?  Would you want to be able to do this process from the comfort of your own home?  
*This product was sent to me by the company for consideration and review only.  I was not paid for this review.  All opinions and thoughts about this product are honest and my own.