Today I wanted to share with you the second skincare device that I received last month, but I want to do it as more of an unboxing via pictures! I’m going to start by sharing a little bit about my skin history. I began to have acne problems at a fairly young age; I remember that in 5th grade I had to see a dermatologist as acne was pretty heavily appearing across my forehead, on my cheeks, and chin. I still am acne prone today but it has gotten better as I’ve aged. I do have combination-oily skin and I also have larger pores especially on my cheeks. I have some scarring around my face as a result of the acne that I had in my younger years that I’ve always wanted to at least try to lighten (to completely get rid of would be perfection), but I am not in a position to see an in-office specialist on a regular basis. I had heard about this device last year and was lucky enough to receive it last month as a gift!
When you first open the box, you see a leaflet explaining step-by-step how to use the device from start to finish. It also provides a link to an online training video!
Below the leaflet is the device itself along with additional parts for both face and body use.
The main thing that drew me in to the device was that it claims to offer the same results as in-office microdermabrasion treatments, but in the convenience of your own home! According to Nordstrom’s website (where the device was purchased) “It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores, allowing makeup to go on smoother and skin care products to penetrate significantly deeper.” I also have a dark spot on my face that I have to heavily conceal that I’m also hoping that the device can possibly lighten as well.
This is the power cord that comes with the device. You don’t charge it as it’s not battery operated, but you simply plug it in with each use.
The device came with extra discs, for both face and body, made of aluminum oxide crystals (this is what removes the top layer of skin). You start with the white training disc as that is the most gentle disc, and then if you choose to, you can make your way through more intense discs in the grey, blue, green, and lastly the red. The discs are anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic. You are also able to get up to 4 uses out of each disc (which is a month’s worth) as the most frequent that it’s recommended that you use the device is once every seven days.
The disc sits slightly below the device’s cap and vacuum suction brings your skin up to the disc to work its magic.
The Pro version has 2 speed settings to allow for a low intensity or higher intensity, depending on your preference.
Overall, I’m really excited to get started with this. With the YouTube videos that I’ve watched so far, users have found results within 60 – 90 days so it is definitely a process and something that I’d imagine will require upkeep as well. I will do my best to document my progress so that I can do a full review possibly in 3 months or so showing my results!
Have you ever tried the PMD before? If so, what was your experience with it?