What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical way to help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, reduce the size and appearance of pores, and improve skin tone and texture by exfoliating the top layer of the skin. No chemicals or laser beams are used, only aluminum oxide micro crystals that provide gentle abrasion to the skin, leaving it smoother and feeling fresher. The vacuum-action of microdermabrasion has also been shown to stimulate collagen production. Studies have shown that microdermabrasion increases the permeability of treated skin, allowing topical such as cell renewal lotions and serums to penetrate more deeply.
How long will it take to see results?
That depends on your skin. Some users reported changes after the first treatment, but major changes (like reduction in the appearance of wrinkles) may take multiple treatments. We recommend you continue the treatment for at least 60 days to achieve results.
How does PMD compare to other Microdermabrasion devices for sale?
There are many products out there that claim to be microdermabrasion but beware, they are not. They are simply exfoliating creams and/or cleansing brushes. True medical-quality microdermabrasion mechanically applies exfoliating crystals directly to your skin with suction to increase cell renewal and collagen and elastin production.
- Exfoliating creams are more mild and less effective than microdermabrasion. Plus, the lubricating qualities of cream reduces friction and therefore the effectiveness of exfoliation. Think about sanding wet wood. It does not work as well!
- Mechanical brushes clean the skin but they do not provide the deeper exfoliation and suction needed for cell renewal as well as collagen and elastin production.
What about red light therapy or radio frequency therapy like Dermawand?
While there are other anti-aging treatments on the market, Microdermabrasion is the treatment of choice by dermatologists for non-invasive anti-aging procedures. Far more microdermabrasion treatments are performed by professionals than red light therapy or radio frequency therapy like Dermawand. Go for what the pros recommend.
What's the difference between PMD and other home microdermabrasion devices that have crystals and suction?
PMD is the ONLY hand-held home unit that uses aluminum oxide crystals on a rotating disc for maximum controlled treatment. Diamond tipped microderm machines (ex. NuBrilliance, MicrodermMD) do not rotate; you have to drag the tip across your skin like sandpaper. Other devices (CrystalLift) sand blast mineral crystals against your face leaving a residue that should be rinsed thoroughly with warm water, according to the manufactures instructions.
How often do I need to use my PMD System?
For best results, use your PMD weekly. Each session will take only 5-10 minutes.
I got great results from my first use and now I want to use PMD more often than once a week. Is that ok?
No. Please avoid the temptation to use your PMD more often than directed. Using PMD more than once a week can cause redness and irritation.
Does it work for everybody?
Yes! Microdermabrasion has been shown to produce results for people with different skin types and skin challenges.
Is PMD safe?
Yes, when used as directed. The aluminum oxide crystals used in PMD are safe and non-toxic. For best results and your safety it is important to refer to the manual and review the instructional DVD prior to use.
Are there side effects?
Slight redness might occur on treated areas, but it generally disappears after a few hours.
Will I experience any discomfort during treatment? Does it hurt?
Microdermabrasion treatment is normally painless, however some patients report mild discomfort described as “itchiness” or “stinging” when micro crystals come in contact with their skin. Your face may appear slightly red or pinkish in the first 24 hours after treatment, but you should not experience any pain. For best results and your safety it is important to refer to the manual and review the instructional DVD prior to use.
How do I prepare for microdermabrasion?
One of the advantages of microdermabrasion is that minimum pre-treatment is needed. Make sure your skin is clean of all makeup, oils and dirt. It must be dry as well.
Can I use my existing skin care products?
Yes, PMD will complement and enhance whatever you are currently using!
What can’t microdermabrasion do?
Microdermabrasion cannot eliminate severe scarring or deeply spotted areas on your face and body. Don’t expect microdermabrasion to remove tattoos, make darker pigmented areas disappear, or treat severe burn scars.
How long will each disc last?
For a typical treatment of approximately ten minutes, each disc should last three to four treatments.
What is your return policy?
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. The PMD Personal Microderm System comes with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not in love with the results, simply return it within 60 days for a full refund of the purchase price no questions asked.