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  • 9

    PMD = PRETTY MAGICAL DEVICE

    Let me start by saying the PMD looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. I made sure to watch the DVD that came with the device, in addition to some you tube videos to get some pointers from actual users before I gave it a shot (which I highly recommend). In order to prep your skin for using the PMD you have to stop using any acid products for one whole week before. This had me nervous ...read morebecause I swear by my glycolic acid serum to keep my pimples at bay. So one antsy week later, I gave the PMD a whirl. After hearing all the rave reviews about it, I can say that I was slightly disappointed right after the first treatment because I neither felt nor saw a difference. My face looked a little irritated but that was it. It wasn’t until the next day when I could see the results…my face looked much smoother and my makeup went on much nicer! So far so good! I also did not have any break outs (I noticed one reviewer did) after using it and I have pretty sensitive, acne-prone skin. I have only used the white training disk that the device came loaded with, but I can’t wait to change out to the more advanced disk that covers more surface area and exfoliates a little better. I’m excited to see what the PMD can do in the long run considering it has worked out so well thus far. I plan on updating this review in another month after I have gotten a few more uses out of it, so, stay tuned… — 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    JYoung1272 | 69 reviews

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  • 9

    Simple to use with great results!

    Prior to getting a PMD I read tons of reviews and found a common theme among them. Those that were enjoying the device watched the included video and followed the instructions to the letter. Many of the people that had negative experiences, such a badly scratching their faces, admitted they assumed they knew what they were doing and jumped right in with no instruction or any preliminary testing. ...read moreABOUT ME: My skin is very tolerant of my experimentation and not at all sensitive. I've never had a professional microderm treatment or used any other in-home microderm device that I can compare this to. Prior to receiving the PMD I was exfoliating twice a week, one manual and one chemical treatment. I learned that PMD recommends discontinuing retinol and/or AHA treatments for 48 hours before AND 48 hours after a PMD treatment. I decided it would be less complicated to simply stop using these products a week before my device arrived and stay off of them for a few weeks to get a true feel for the results the PMD could provide. 1ST IMPRESSIONS: I've had my PMD for about 2 weeks now. It comes with everything you need to get started right away. Upon opening the box I was impressed with the appearance of the device. It looked like a high quality, well made beauty tool that will last for years. It's just the right weight and felt comfortable in my hand. I unpacked the rest of the box and was somewhat disappointed that there was no storage bag included to keep the small parts contained. So I've been repacking everything in the box and keeping it on my vanity until I have an opportunity to buy a cosmetic bag for it. 1ST TREATMENT: I sat down with the paper instructions and the 10 minute DVD instructional video and spent the next 20 minutes making sure I had a good understanding of how to use the device. The white training tip comes pre-installed so I simply needed to attach the power cord to get started. As suggested, I took the device to my forearm first for several minutes. This gave me a feel for how much suction the device had and how to gently glide the PMD over my skin without losing the suction or getting the device stuck in one area. *I highly recommend everyone perform this step*. Then I took the device to my face, starting at my right jawbone and working my way up my cheek making just a single pass. I was being very cautious and figured I could always follow up with a second pass later, as opposed to having no recourse if I overdid it from the start. Hold your skin taunt with your free hand, place the device against your skin until you have suction and gently glide it across your skin. There is really NO need to apply pressure, just let the device do the work. I did my entire face with the white tip without a problem until I came to my nose. It was difficult to maintain suction in this area and I wish the video had spent some time on this. I checked the PMD website hoping there may be additional videos that include help with the nose, but there weren't any. Perhaps I just need more practice. I didn't see much of a result after using the white training tip, so I switched to the blue tip and went over my entire face again, once again just making a single pass. I could definitely feel the device working more with the blue tip. When I finished I went over my face with toner and admired the rosy glow from the treatment. My skin felt baby soft, similar to the way it would feel after using Philosophy's Microdelivery Vitamin C Peel. The Philosophy result was always temporary, but my face remained super soft for days after using the PMD. I had no trouble with the PMD getting "stuck" in one place or with it leaving any red scratch marks on my face. 2ND TREATMENT: I stepped up to the green tip for my second treatment, again doing a single pass. I followed up with a single pass with the blue tip because I felt my skin could handle more. I did a little better around my nose this time, figuring out to push the tip of my nose in the opposite direction from the side I was treating and that by scrunching my nose I was able to get some suction down the bridge. The green tip didn't feel much different than the blue tip though and my results were the same glowing, soft skin. I should mention that I didn't see any little piles of white dead skin cells on my face during either treatment as they show in the video, and make quite a production about if you've ever seen this device presented on a popular home shopping network. I felt the PMD was working as expected despite this. REPLACEMENT TIPS: Planning to continue on with the PMD, I ordered replacement tips in green and red. I compared the new green tips to the ones that came with the kit and I was a little surprised by how much more "grit" the new tips had. The replacement tip box is designed in a way to keep the tips separated, whereas they were all together in a single plastic bag in the kit and I think they may have worn themselves down due to the constant contact. PMD may want to consider packaging them differently so they remain true. CONCLUSION: Overall, I am very impressed with this tool and how simple it is to use. I would certainly recommend it to my friends. I had developed an allergic reaction around my mouth to the manual exfoliation scrub I was using and had to discontinue it. I love that I can get a deeper exfoliation from this device with no potential for that type of reaction. I am very much looking forward to seeing the results of continued use! — 6 months, 1 week ago
    TheBlond | 93 reviews

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  • 7

    Not so good for me but great for my mom

    For reference, I have oily-combination, acne-prone, very sensitive skin. I tried the PMD 3x for 2 weeks now and I broke out terribly! I am still struggling to get my skin back to it's usual state. I used the sensitive head and read all the directions and even watched a few review videos of what to expect. While using it I found that it did not hurt nor was it difficult to use but my skin becam...read moree pink (which is common). My mom who has dry skin gave it a try for 2 weeks as well and she seems to enjoy the PMD but hasn't noticed a difference yet...maybe because its only been 2 wks. She hasn't gotten a bad skin reaction, like me, which is good. I feel my mom would benefit from this product more then myself, maybe because her skin isn't sensitive. — 6 months, 1 week ago
    mjr_vinas | 2 reviews

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  • 10

    Lives up to its name

    I did 3 treatments to make sure this is an unbiased review. The first time my skin was sensitive but the other 2 treatments left my skin looking like it did 20 years ago..Please be sure to watch the DVD and follow the directions. No shortcuts. If used correctly this would give a skin clinic a run for your money. I would unconditionally recommend this product for the easy of use and excellent results. — 6 months, 1 week ago
    Vision | 53 reviews

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  • 9

    A Beauty Need

    If you're suffering from cystic acne like I was, then you need this is our beauty drawer. With just using it once a week, it faded my post acne marks, it changed the texture of my skin to baby smooth, and it overall made my skin just glow. I love this little gadget! — 6 months, 1 week ago
    BrookeSS | 38 reviews

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  • 9

    Really does what it is supposed to

    I got a few scratches my first time using the product, so I can't stress enough how you need to be careful to pull your skin tight and follow the directions. That being said, I love this product. After one use with the most sensitive tool, the dull, rough sides of my face were ultra smooth and even some of the extra peach fuzz came off. After three uses, I see that my sun spots look lighter. I will continue to use this product! — 6 months, 1 week ago
    louisamarie | 68 reviews

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  • 10

    Wow!!! Just Wow

    This is an amazing product. My skin was brighter and softer right after the first use but I wanted to wait and see the long term effects before writing my review bcoz it is kinda expensive. This is the real deal. It looks a little scary (the disks are kinda rough) and complicated and time consuming, but its not. Just follow the instructions and watch the video. That is really important read every...read morething carefully. It took me less than ten minutes and I felt nothing while I was doing it. No irritation or rawness or roughness. The key is to not hover in one place as the instructions states and you will get no scratches or irritation. Also do test on your arm as that helps you adjust the force you will use with how strong the suction feels to you. Another important thing to do to avoid scratches is to pull your skin tight and taunt. If you leave it loose it is likely to get pulled into the suction and get scratched. After the process be sure to use a toner and then serum/cream. I used my own toner and cleanser so I cant say if PMD products work better but mine did just fine. There is a slight tinge when you apply the toner but that goes away soon. Even my products are working better. I never knew the kind of glow my serum was talking about till after using PMD. Its totally worth it. Two things I thought needed to be there was one for the price PMD should have an easy travel or storage bag for the many moving parts. Secondly, the video should show how to use PMD the most effectively over the forehead and chin. Those parts are not as fleshy as the cheeks or neck and suction is a problem there. — 6 months, 1 week ago
    magictheatre | 63 reviews

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  • 8

    Product works as described

    This product does what it claims. It's important to follow directions and use the discs in order. If you don't you could irritate your skin and may not get good results. My skin feels softer and I feel like the products I use are absorbed better. I also feel as though the product is helping to fade my acne scars. — 6 months, 1 week ago
    metbn8421 | 56 reviews

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  • 10

    No Fear Here!

    This looks pretty intimidating when it 1st arrived! I waited for a few days and then decided it was time to sit down and watch the DVD - it's a must before even going there! I have to say that looks can be deceiving and the device is simple and easy to operate! I practiced once with the white tip and once I got the hang of it it was awesome! It made a huge impression in the fact that my skin l...read moreooked much more refreshed and "alive"! The secret is to really make sure that you watch the video and take your time! The results ate very impressive! Other similar devices - no names that have too much weight and are awkward to use cost at a minimum 2x the cost of the PMD! A professional estimated cost for an in office Microdermabrasion will cost you more than this device for the same 1st overall results! I know beauty tools can be confusing, intimidated, scary even for those of us who are "everyday women" but this device really does deliver great results with improved tone, texture, clarity in your skin! I got my glow back and the best part is...I look like I got a great night sleep! I really do recommend this device! It takes the personal microdermabrasion / beauty tools category and flops it on it's head . If I had to compare the PMD Device to having the same in-office procedure done or risking buying an over priced twice as expensive seen on TV device, I would get this at least TRY it and then you will decide to keep it, take the extra cash and splurge! I also love that it was handy in running across my chest area and also used on my elbows! I wanted to see if there was any value to it. I was impressed that this little PMD helped my chest area look renewed and the areas on my elbows looked a lot smoother and less ashy! So it's a mutli-purpose, mutli-tasking beauty must have in my book! Easy to use for any age! Great on the most sensitive skin! Easy to operate, Directions are easy to understand! Device is easy to store! Multiple areas of the body can be done! — 6 months, 1 week ago
    davia_gorman | 63 reviews

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  • 9

    Love it

    I was very impressed with the results. I could feel how the texture of my skin has improved after the first use. I also have hyperpigmentation that has become lighter after each use. It also cleared my pores and I have noticed less breakouts and my skin looks and feels smoother. It has definitely improved the texture of my skin and made some of my acne scars less obvious. I have used it 3 times so...read more far, I can’t wait for the results after another month of using this amazing product! I would definitely recommend it to anyone with hyperpigmentation, scars and breakouts. — 7 months, 4 weeks ago
    lilly_flower | 2 reviews

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