The Beauty Tester: PMD (Personal Microdermabrasion)

Monday, February 23, 2015


It's week #3 for The Beauty Tester series and I am so excited to share what I have been recently testing out.

For the past two weeks I have been using the PMD tool. The PMD personal microdermabrasion is a tool that is supposed to replicate a microdermabrasion treatment given by professionals.  I am a licensed esthetician and specialize in microderms so I was beyond intrigued to see if this really did match the treatment you could get done at a spa but at a fraction of the price.

My Expectations Before I Tried It:  Since the PMD tool uses the same aluminum oxide crystals as a  professional microdermabrasion, I had high hopes for this little tool.  I read tons of positive reviews before purchasing and I figured since I am somewhat of an expert in technique etc (poppin collars over here haha) that this would be a breeze to figure out and use.  I was however unsure how comparable the suction feature would be compared to a professional treatment, which is a pretty important aspect when it comes to getting results. Either way I knew this was something that I wanted to test and went ahead with the purchase.

Cost: $159 for the entire kit, which includes a variety of disks for all levels of sensitivity, 2 caps (one large for body exfoliation and one small for facial exfoliation), 1 reusable filter and a how-to DVD. I use to charge $90-$120 for a single microderm so I thought this was a great price.

Prep or Directions: I washed my face and opened the box.  The first thing it said was to watch the DVD and read all the directions. Well, I got a little cocky and figured I knew what I was doing so I did not watch the DVD or read the directions.  I decided to just wing it.  I mean how hard could this be to figure out?  Bad idea. I placed a random disk onto the head and gave it a whirl. OUCHHHHH!  Okay the disk I placed on first was apparently for the bottom of your feet or something because it was rough! I got a nice little flesh wound under my left eye from it.  So from that moment on I decided it was best to read the directions ha!  Once I had it all figured out and knew what discs to use I tried it again.  I held my skin tight with my left hand and used my right hand to swiftly move the tool across my skin.  This thing was a dream!

The Results: Well minus the scrape under my left eye (totally my fault), the final results were pretty amazing.  The suction feature was comparable to a professional treatment and overall it is a clean and easy to use beauty tool.  After only one treatment my skin looked and felt so incredibly soft and healthy.  All the little flakes that I have been experiencing were gone and the pores around my nose and chin were visibly smaller.  I have now been using the PMD for two weeks and I can't say enough good things about it. It has minimized fine lines around my eyes and has made my skin look so much more refreshed and even toned.

My Rating: I give the PMD an A.  I am so thrilled with the results that I have seen so far and I will continue to use this on a weekly basis.  If you are thinking of trying this out, do not even hesitate!  This is totally worth it.




You can find all the details about what is included in the PMD kit here.

If you have any questions regarding this beauty tester, leave them in the comment section below and I will try my best to answer.  Also, if you have any beauty products, treatments or trends that you think would be fun for this series let me know!

21 comments:

Unknown said...

How often are you using it? I love microderm and this would be so much more cost efficient!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I am using it twice a week :)

Julianna Van Wagner said...

Do you use it on your whole face twice weekly? And are there any special cleanser or lotions recommended?

Candice said...

YOU'RE BACK!!! I have missed reading your posts! Super neat little gadget...Have you tried it anywhere else? I am thinking the heal region ;)

Wishes & Reality said...

Yay, you're back! I missed your posts and SO EXCITED bout this review!

Heidi
www.wishesandreality.com

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Julianna- Yes, I use it on my entire face twice weekly. PMD does have a cleanser and lotion that you can purchase along with the system but honestly I have no idea about the quality of ingredients. I can tell you that if you are using good products currently then they will be even more beneficial to your skin with this system since the whole idea behind microderm is it removes the dead top layer of cells making product absorption more effective.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Candice- Thank you! XO! I have also tried it on the little area below my below button where I once shaved (BAD idea) and now I get these annoying ingrown hairs. I have seen awesome results with the existing tiny scars and ingrown hairs.

Mindy said...

I've never had it done professionally, but this sounds kinda awesome.

Nicholle Montalvo said...

This is freakn fantastic! Are the little discs a one-time use kinda thing, or do you think they will withstand multiple uses? I just got the clarisonic and used it for the first time last night. Do you think these two things could be used in tandem (as in each used once per week?) or would I be buffing my skin clean off?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Nicholle- Hi! Yes, each disc is good for multiple uses. And yes the Clarisonic can be used in tandem with the PMD. Here is the info I found from the PMD site: The Clarisonic is a mechanical brush used to cleanse the skin on a daily basis. The PMD is a once a week microdermabrasion treatment that exfoliates and removes the top layer of dead skin. They perform very different functions. If you like the Clarisonic you will love the PMD. Incorporate them both into your skincare regime for excellent results. Hope that helps :)

quixotic said...

Thanks for trying it out. Good to see a new post too. First time posting here. Does it get rid of blackheads as well??
Thanks :)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

quixotic: it does!

Nicholle Montalvo said...

Thanks! Oh man I am all over this bad boy... Now to convince the Hubs that I need to buy it after just sinking $200 into the CS :D hee hee!

Anonymous said...

What do you recommend for facial hair removal? Thanks for all your wonderful tips, I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

What do you recommend for facial hair removal? Thanks for all your wonderful tips, I love your blog!

Karnal Red said...

Is this safe to use on skin with rosacea? I was told by an esthetician in February that I have minor rosacea (no open sores or bumps just broken red vessels) and I am trying to find an exfoliant that is safe.

Anonymous said...

I've missed you! I also really love the new beauty tester series:) Would you recommend this for dehydrated, yet super clogged skin? I just ordered the Tatcha sensitive discovery set, hoping that will help with the dryness, but what about the clogged pores? I've been using a 2%BHA from Paula's choice, but haven't noticed improvement. Your thoughts?

Jess777 said...

I've missed you! I also really love the new beauty tester series:) Would you recommend this for dehydrated, yet super clogged skin? I just ordered the Tatcha sensitive discovery set, hoping that will help with the dryness, but what about the clogged pores? I've been using a 2%BHA from Paula's choice, but haven't noticed improvement. Your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! It's nice.

Hairfreeme said...

Is this safe to use on skin with rosacea? I was told by an esthetician in February that I have minor rosacea (no open sores or bumps just broken red vessels) and I am trying to find an exfoliant that is safe.

renee stev said...

Do you recommend a derma wand??

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