It seems like not a day goes by without a new skin treatment coming onto the market.
These past few months I have been hearing a lot about Microderm MD, an at-home exfoliating system that seems to be helping users take years off their face.
It sounded too easy and too good to be true so I wanted to test it out myself to see if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be.
What the heck is the Microderm MD?
When I began to research, there was one thing that stuck out about Microderm MD that seemed to make it different from other at-home microdermabrasion products – the sheer number of skin conditions it helps to rid your skin of.
While many microdermabrasion machines claim to get rid of conditions like skin blotches or even out skin texture, Microderm MD claims to rid your face of age spots, liver spots, discoloration, sun damage, blemishes, uneven skin texture, uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
That is a lot for one little machine to be able to do, so your first question should be: how does it do all that?
But before I get to all the exfoliating goodness, I shot a quick and easy video of me actually using the Microderm MD because hey, I like shooting videos!
However, if videos aren’t really your thang then just keep on reading below.
How Microderm MD works
Microderm MD achieves these results through a fairly simple at-home process that doesn’t leave a big mess for you to clean up afterwards.
There are no messy crystals or lotions to clean up afterwards, you literally just have to following this 4-step process:
- Wash your face
- Run a 10 minute session using the Microderm MD (following the stroke procedure shown below)
- Wash your face once again to remove any remaining dead skin cells exfoliated by the machine.
- Apply your favorite moisturizer.
Also make sure you change the filter each time you use the machine as it can get a little crammed with gross dead skin after each session.
When using the wand try not to push it onto your face, but instead allow the suction to do the work. You’ll know what I mean when you use it.
Finally there is an automatic option that automatically adjusts the suction power to fit different parts of your face.
When you push the start button all you need to do is watch the screen for instructions and listen for the beeps which mean it’s time to change the part of your face to work on.
It’s kinda cool, but one small suggestion I have is to switch over to the manual setting once you’re done and go over your whole face again with a light setting to clear any extra skin you may have missed.
What Microderm MD cannot do
One thing our team discovered that Microderm MD cannot do within a short period of time is get rid of deep wrinkles.
While fine lines and wrinkles are easily banished, it’s the deep wrinkles that may take more time so don’t expect the Microderm MD to be a quick fix to deep set wrinkles.
However, if used over time I expect this could be possible if also paired with a powerful anti-wrinkle cream.
What have real users found?
Because there are just so many microdermabrasion treatments out on the market, I personally find it helpful to read what other real life users have had to say after using the Microderm MD.
I did a little digging around the web and found mostly positive reviews. Here are two reviews I thought were quite helpful.
“I gave it 5 stars since it really is almost the same treatment that I have spent many thousands of dollars on over the years. Wish I knew about this thing before!” - Anonymous, triedandtrueproductsreview.com
“I found the suction to be less powerful than Nubrilliance but because the diamonds on the tip are on the outside rim of the tip, rather than recessed, the diamonds are always in contact with your skin and you don’t need as much suction. I found it to be gentle and less abrasive, leaving my skin super soft and less irritated than my two treatments with Nubrilliance.” - J. Brown, amazon.com
The verdict on Microderm MD
While there is no such thing as an overnight fix for better skin, I found the Microderm MD to be extremely effective in treating a variety of skin conditions while not harming the skin or leaving it dry and irritated – making it my chosen at-home microdermabrasion machine!
After I tried it for the first time, the biggest thing I noticed was how ridiculously smooth it made my skin and it seems to stay that way for at least a week after treatment.
Update (June 17th 2013)
I’ve managed to keep a consistent weekly schedule using the Microderm MD and as a result, my skin is more healthy than you can possibly imagine. I seriously rate this now as the most important part of my skin care routine.
If you haven’t tried microdermabrasion before, I really recommend you try it out now.
They do mention on their website to give 10 days between treatments, so that kinda backs up that claim.
Make sure you wash and apply a moisturizer directly after you use it as that’s going to be the time when you’re skin is at its most absorbent.
In the area of price comparison I found that generally it is cheaper to buy the Microderm MD directly from the company as they offer a 30 day trial for only $14.95 when you pay for shipping and handling.
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an affordable month-long trial?
All other sites I found didn’t offer the 30 day trial and just sold the Microderm MD outright for close to $300. Yikes!
If you are interested in this product and think it might be right for you but don’t want to spend the $300, I suggest you give the 30 day trial a go to see if this product works the way you want it to.
If you are not sold on it, simply return it within the allotted time to get your money back! Talk about a win-win!