PMD Personal Microderm Review

As you may remember from my Best of 2011 blog post, one of my (numerous) new year resolutions for 2012 is to take better care of my skin. Although I am pretty fortunate in that department and don’t suffer from severe acne, I have very dry skin, which can look incredibly dull during the Winter months. When I noticed some flakiness and breakouts around my chin and nose, right after Christmas, I knew it was time to take action. Enter the PMD Personal Microderm, « an at-home microdermabrasion device that uses Aluminum Oxide Crystals and a vacuum suction to smooth away dull and rough skin texture, soften fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and acne scars ».
To be honest, my first reaction was to go “too good to be true”. A professional microdermabrasion treatment costs around £100. I was pretty sure the PMD would not compare. Boy, was I wrong.

How it works :
The PMD Personal Microderm comes with 2 types of exfoliating discs - blue ones for sensitive skin (the ones I used) and green ones, for trouble spots and normal skin. The discs also come in two different sizes, to accommodate hard to reach areas, such as around your nose, and larger areas on your face and body.
The treatment itself is fairly easy and painless, as long as you follow the instructions given in the enclosed DVD. And I strongly advise you to watch that DVD several times. Because the PMD is no joke, people!
It is comparable to a professional treatment for a reason. If you do not religiously follow the instructions, you will scrape your skin. I learned the hard way, the first time I used it. I got slightly overzealous on my chin and was left with a scab for about 4 days. After that, it all went swimmingly, the secret being to never go over the same spot TWICE. That’s really the key to a successful treatment. I did mines at night, before bed, in addition to using the PMD Daily Regeneration System. Any redness was gone by the next morning and I did not experience any discomfort at all.

The results :
Three sessions later (the treatment should only be done about once a week), the results are undeniable. The texture of my skin is refined, almost all flakiness is gone. I haven’t had a breakout since I started using the system and I can tell that my moisturizer sinks in a lot better and that my foundation and concealer glide on a lot smoother. As clichĂ© as it may sound, my skin feels and looks cleaner, healthier. My sister even said I looked airbrushed… not quite true, but hey, it was nice to hear!
I’m really glad I decided to give the Personal Microderm a go and I can honestly say that I am going to keep using it as part of my weekly routine. The system works and if you suffer from larger pores, acne scarring or simply dull skin, I strongly encourage you to have a look at the PMD website.

I am really curious to know if any of you have tried the PMD and what your experience of the system was. Let me know in the comments!

- Elodie x
  1. I've nevver tried PMD but received microdermabrasions at spas and loved them! I'm incredibly hesitant to try the at home kits however, I may just leave it to the professionals.

  2. I heard about it and this is the 4th review. im running not walking
    to get it.
    thanx doll-oh..shirley sent me

  3. Hey,
    Did you order this from the PMD site? Did you get a UK plug when you chose the international voltage? I want this so badly but I live in Finland so I just hope you can get it with an international plug.

    1. Even better, I got a whole selection of international plugs! Enjoy using your PMD - I sure do! xx

    2. Anonymous01 May, 2012

      what do u mean by selection of international plugs? Did u buy the international voltage on the PMD site? or did u juz get the 120V ?

    3. If you select the international voltage option on the website, your PMD will come with the international plugs. Hope that was helpful. x

  4. Hi, I really want to order this to the UK but were you charged alot from customs?

    1. Oooh, i'd like to know this too please. x

    2. Hi Kristie and Layla,

      I only just saw this comment. I wasn't charged anything from customs, but I may have just been lucky! x

  5. Anonymous06 July, 2012

    I just got mine yesterday, bought it new off ebay had to pay £30.00 for vat from customs, used it last night am very pleased with product, even on my 48 year old skin 10 out of 10 x


  6. Hi People, I am going around helping people about there queries regarding PMD pro (voltages), yes the USA version has a switchable power supply 110/240v, all you need is the plug adapter to fit your country power outlet (around $4), then away you go.