Microderm MD Review: We Put It To The Test!

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Microderm MD Review

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.

I recorded a video of me giving it a try before recording our results at the bottom of this page. I hope you like it and find it useful!

Click Here to Check Out the Official Microderm MD site

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.

Click Here to Check Out the Official Microderm MD Site

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:

  1. Wash your face
  2. Run a 10 minute session using the Microderm MD (following the stroke procedure shown below)
  3. Wash your face once again to remove any remaining dead skin cells exfoliated by the machine.
  4. 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.

Just follow the stroke pattern guidelines shown below when using the machine:

How to use the Microderm MD

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.

Continuing On…

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!

Overall Score: 98%

Tempted to Take Microderm MD up on Their 30 Day Trial? Click Here To Get Started!

68 comments… add one

  • The link you sent me in the e-mail did not work. All I would like is for you to let me know when the Microderm MD machine becomes available again.

    Thank you.

  • Hey Catherine,

    They should have more in stock in about a week, worst case 2 weeks. If you signed up to form at the top of the page, we’ll be able to notify you right away when they are restocked :-)

    I really don’t think they were expecting the Microderm MD to be so popular, which might be the reason why they ran out so quickly.

    Kinda annoying though if you ask me!

  • Im really interested in buying a machine for home us i was looking into healthandmeds 6 in 1 machine i wanted to know your opinion in this machine if possible thank you!

  • Thanks for getting in touch Patricia! I haven’t tried the 6 in 1 machine but I have tested out the Microderm MD (obviously) and I loved it! It worked so well, my skin felt amazing, and was super easy to use :-)

  • I am going to buy this machine! What age moisturizer would be the BEST to use w combination skin. Thanks! :-)

    Just ordered the new Elite Eye cream to.

  • Thanks for writing in JP. I know you’re going to love using the Microderm as it seriously softens your skin. Let us know what you think if you get a chance?

    For combination skin, I keep telling people to try using give argan oil a try. It’s natural, non-greasy and one of the best sources of moisture I’ve ever come across.

    You can read more on my favorite product here – http://besskincare.com/essence-of-argan

    Keep taking care of that skin girl and if you have any more questions, drop me another comment :-)

  • Would you recommend this product on a 70 year old face?

  • Well there are options for a softer exfoliation but I guess it depends on your skin….is it really sensitive?

  • My skin is still a little oily, but I’m starting to see crinkles especially on my cheeks when I smile. I’d rather spend my $ on this than go to a salon where I sometimes question cleanliness.

  • Okay well as long as you don’t have sensitive skin, there should be no reason why you can’t use an at home machine like this. Maybe start off with the lowest setting first and move up from there, just so you don’t overdo it

  • Thanks for your advice. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll think about it some more before I decide. I don’t expect to look like a 40 year old, but I’ve seen some women close to my age that have great looking skin. I know they were sun worshipers in their/our day, i just don’t know them well enough to ask what they’ve done.

  • Well if you do want to try the Microderm MD they offer a 30 day trial for only $14.95 so if you do want to try it to see how it works and see if you do in fact want to buy it, you don’t have to fork out the whole amount up front :-)

    Hope that helps!

  • You’re terrific! Thanks again.

  • My absolute pleasure, and thank you :-)

  • I was wondering if the tip for the Microderma MD ever needs replacing? I looked on their website and didnt notice a way to order a new tip or even new filters.
    Thank you

  • Hey Amanda,

    You will eventually have to replace it but not for a few years. Most diamond tips are extremely hardy and last for a long time. When you do need a replacement, you can ask them for one here – http://www.trophyskin.com/contact.php

    Hope that helped!

  • It does help, thank you very much!

  • Happy to hear it and my pleasure :-)

  • I like the idea of purchasing the #1 machine recommended. I am 50 and am also interested in a machine that helps generate new collagen. Does the Microderm MD do this?

    Thanks for your help!

    Nifty at 50,

  • Hey Marcia,

    Thanks for getting in touch :-)

    I don’t know the nitty gritty specifics of Microderm MD but I’m almost 100% sure that it does encourage collagen production. I know that once you exfoliate the top few layers of dead skin of your face, your skin is forced to generate newer, healthier layers of skin as well as increasing the elasticity of your skin, causing it to look younger and more refreshed while feeling crazy soft to the touch.

    I personally loved using the machine and would recommend it to anyone!

    If it’s collagen you’re concerned about however, then I would also try to incorporate more vitamin C into your daily diet as it directly helps to generate more collagen…whether it’s in supplement form or food form.

    I hope that helps somewhat :-)

  • Vanessa,
    Is Microderm MD recommended body parts other than face and neck?
    The question was asked on Microderm MD’s website but not answered very well.

    Thank you!

  • Hey Janice,

    To be honest, I have only ever heard of people using it on their face and neck…and those are the only areas I used it on so I can’t really say if it is effective on other areas.

    I guess you could try it and see what happens? After all, what’s the worst that could happen with a little extra exfoliation :-)

  • How do you clean the diamon head tip?

  • I believe you just change the tips…it comes with a bunch :)

  • Good morning! I received my Microderm MD machine last week and have used it in conjunction with a few other skin care products I have purchased after reading about your findings and reviews.

    Although I have only used this machine twice, I am very pleased with the results and have to say my skin has never looked better. In addition, I think the more I use this machine the better I’ll be at determining how much pressure and machine speed (for lack of a better term) is needed for the different areas of my face and neck. And speaking of the neck, I was able to see clearly the biggest results here.

    Bottom line. This is just my opinion, but I think this machine is amazing, and will be telling all my friends about it!

    Thanks for turning me on to this!

  • Hey Kelly, that’s awesome to hear!

    It really is one of the better machines available on the market for sure. I recently heard from the owner that his profit margin is really low which tells me one thing – high quality materials. Most of the microdermabrasion machines being sold are manufactured using cost-effective parts and tend to offer lesser results. That’s definitely not the case with the Microderm MD.

    Anyway I’m so glad you’re seeing great results girl!

  • There is a special running today on shopNBC.com for a one day sale of $196.69 with the option of 6 flex pays. I’ll admit that I’m skeptical after many failed attempts of other products. I am placing my order today. The network is advertising that is only good for today and you also receive an additional tip and 75 filters. Also, additional tips are $50. I’m excited and appreciate the review post. Is there a moisturizer you recommend to use afterwards? I have relatively normal-dry skin. Thanks!

  • Oh thanks for letting us know! That will be super helpful for anyone who sees this in time :-)

    As for moisturizers….have you ever tried coconut oil? It’s an excellent (natural) moisturizer and should zap that dry skin in no time!

  • I would like to know how many times a week I should use it on my face?

  • You should only use it once a week :-)

  • Hi, I want to know if you can use this machine to other part of your body? Arms, legs and neck? Other machines has 5 different tips so you can use it for other different parts of the body, I am just wondering if this one can do the same?


  • Hey RB,

    I haven’t used the Microderm MD on any other parts of my body other than my face so I can’t say firsthand whether you can or cannot but I would think that as long as you are targeting a small-ish area at a time you should be safe…but again, I haven’t used it like that :)

  • Hi,
    I am very excited to see all the great reviews on this product! I’m curious to know if the link that is provided is for the actual website for microderm MD? I ordered off the link from this blog but , doing more searching, I see a different ‘official Microderm MD’ . Is it the same thing? And how long is shipping? I’d didnt mention. Which also worries me a bit. But I’m sure its all fine
    Thank you for your attention :)

  • Hey Vanessa,

    Yeah the link on this page is for the official Microderm MD supplier. The one we had shipped took just over a week to reach Toronto, but if you live in the US it will probably come sooner than that.

    Best of luck and please let us know how you get on with the device?? :-)

  • Thank you for such a quick response! I will keep you posted!! I live in northern California. So hopefully ASAP!
    I have been currently using the blue light treatment for my face for about a month and a half and I love it! So now I’m just missing the microderm and I have an ‘at home spa’ experience. Lol . I can’t wait!
    <3 Vanessa

  • That’s what I like to hear! Make sure you keep us in the loop :-)

  • Is it safe to use on African-American skin?

  • Absolutely, it’s simply a way of giving yourself a solid exfoliation :-)

  • A few questions… 1. How does this product hold up in time? I had the NuBrillance before and it started off amazing, but it became full of debris after only two months.

    2. Is there any way to clean this unit?

    3. Is this the absolute best? I would honestly rather pay $1,000+ for a professional-grade machine that will last and last than to keep paying $300.00 for flimsy gimmicks. So would you say that there is any other machine that is better?

    Thanks so much for your insight!!!

  • I personally really loved it and it comes with 100 filters so you can change them up when they get too gunky (you could maybe it 2x max per filter) but since you’re only supposed to use it once a week or so, the machine and the filters should last you at least 2 years!

    Also Microderm offers a 30 day trial for $15 which is pretty sweet. That way you can check it out for yourself and see if it holds up for you :-)

  • Hi there is this machine only available in USA m Canada I’m in uk how can I order this on 5 easy payment deal n if need to get extra filters who do I contact customer services or for any other info regarding machine when bought.

  • I was under the impression that they delivered to more countries than just US and Canada…I would definitely get in touch with customer service and ask them to help you out :)

  • Hi, I am debating between the Riiviva kit or this Microderm MD. Would you know which is better, or if the Riiviva is comparable? Thank you.

  • I haven’t used the Riiviva but I did absolutely love the Microderm MD. Sorry I can’t be more help :)

  • Hi,
    I am researching different microdermabrasion systems. I saw PMD Personal Microderm Device on QVC and wondered how it measures up to Microderm MD? Thank you:)

  • Hey Kelley, I haven’t used PMD but I absolutely love the Microderm MD. I worked a treat for me :-)

  • I was wondering how often do I need to replace the diamond head ? Or how long is the diamond head last? Thanks

  • It’s suggested to change the head after every 10 uses or so.

  • Hi,
    So I am 18 and I am huge on taking care of my skin. I have blackheads on my nose and chin and a few under the skin pimples on my forehead. Whatever I do I can’t seem to get rid of them. I do home remedies and get facials every month and the blackhead and the few breakouts on my forehead are never fully gone. Do you think this machine will actually help me get rid of them?

  • Absolutely. Blackheads are a pain in the butt because they require a lot of work, but this tool can definitely help. Try using this and wiping your blackhead areas with witch hazel twice daily and I think you’ll be surprised how good it works!

  • Has anybody used the pore suction thingy? lol.sorry.just wondering how it’s done.how to use and know I’m using it right!

  • V used this product for a while. If you watch her video in this post you’ll see exactly how she did it and why :)

  • Can anyone tell me how to use the Infusion Tip?

  • Sadly the Infusion Tip is new and I haven’t had the chance to try it yet. It’s meant to be used to apply your favourite serum. Let me know how it goes for you :)

  • Wondering if this is good for malasma and dark spots. Also redness

  • Regular use can definitely help your skin regenerate and reduce melasma and dark spots!

  • help! my skin is a combination of super dry after i wash and really oily when i wake up. Ive been trying different moisturizers, make up, face washes that work for my skin but literally everything i find works for about 2 or 3 weeks and then poof! my skin is back to breaking out, dry, peeling, dark colorations under my eyes.. i need advice on what to buy next! I’m tired of spending money on things and feeling as though im playing russian roulette!

  • I found two (2) different types of this machine.

    1. MicrodermMD – Home Microdermabrasion Machine w/ AUTO Mode – Medical Grade – Diamond Tip – Anti Aging ($300)
    2. MicrodermMD Home Microdermabrasion System ($239)
    I am 55 so I am considering purchasing the Anit Aging machine. I am Mexican still have pretty good skin and not many wrinkles, I think it is because of my heritage. Does anyone have an information about the Anti Aging machine?

  • Hi,

    I see the last post is from a few months ago. Do you still like the machine? The diamond tips which you have to change (you said you get 100 with the machine), I suppose you can order new from the supplier, once they are done?

  • Absolutely, still love it and can purchase more from the manufacturer.

  • is it available in india.?and is this works on bumbs..???

  • I’m not sure. You’ll have to check their shipping policy on their official website, here. As for bumps, it should help smooth those out too!

  • This device looks to be fantastic along with a great price. My only concerns are that I do not see any contact information and I don’t see a guarantee. I was also wondering how this runs…on batteries? I didn’t see a cord running from it in the pictures. Any advice will be appreciated. And I do appreciate the review! Helps me in my decision to buy a machine versus spending all kinds of money on spa treatments.

  • Yes batteries, but I can’t remember what size. I believe you can find that on their official website here.

  • How effective is this product in sun spots I see is great for wrinkles but would it work for sun damage?

  • Definitely helps, but it will take a few weeks/months depending on how dark your sun spots are.

  • Hi I am trying to buy this machine in Australia but cannot seem to find one anywhere? Are they still available?

  • They are, but I’m not sure what their shipping policy is. If you can’t order it from their official website, then I would try Amazon!


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