Included with the Personal Microderm is 1 Personal Microderm, 6 exfoliating discs (2 green, 4 blue), an electrical cord, 2 caps, 1 reusable filter, and an instructional DVD and sheet. It is important to read the instructional sheet and watch the DVD before first use. The DVD is only eight minutes long, but has a lot of pertinent information and tips.
Before you begin, you should be aware of your skin type. I can tug and pull on my skin without much visible distress, but the Personal Microderm can cause scabbing or redness on those with sensitive skin if not used correctly. The blue discs are to be used for moderate treatments and the green disc is coarse to be used for more aggressive treatments.
When I first used the Personal Microderm I wasn't sure what to think of the feeling. It's almost like your skin is being lightly sucked by a vacuum while you feel a small grinding on your skin. I call it "sucking and grinding". The sensation is a little weird at first, but I quickly got used to it. The only place that I am unable to use it is around my eyes and that's because they're ultra-sensitive.
personal microdermabrasion system, all you have to do is first wash and dry your skin. Place the desired disc on the motor shaft and push it on. Place the cap over the disc and seal it tightly, then connect the power cord to the unit and plug it in. Using your fingers, stretch your skin so that it is taut and move the unit constantly over your skin without hovering in one spot. The small disc is to be used in tight spots around the nose or where your bones will not allow suction. The large disc is to be used on larger skin areas. Afterwards, you need to apply toner and moisturizer. This is important because you will not achieve the desired results with the system alone.
I've found that applying toners, creams, or moisturizers right after treatment causes a slight burning sensation. So what I do instead is wait for half an hour before applying the skin care products. I received samples of the M2 Skin Refinish 20% Serum and the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer to use and both have given my skin an improvement in look and feel. The serum makes my skin feel tight and uplifted while the moisturizer makes it feel soft. I wasn't able to apply makeup right after using the serum because it is slightly sticky to the touch. Makeup would only go on evenly and correctly in the exact spots where the serum was applied.
I have horribly dry, irrated skin around my elbows and feet. Pretty "EWWWW" I know, but I wanted to show you how the Personal Microderm works on my elbows. I've also used it on my face, but the facial shots didn't show up well to give a clear visual.
There's still some redness on my elbows after using the microdermabrasion system, but they don't feel as calloused and I've noticed a decrease in overall thickness and dryness. As for my face, I love how it now feels softer and more youthful. I'll never look like a teenager again, but this system has helped with getting rid of dry, flaky skin and has made it more visually pleasing.
The only two things I can see as a detriment to the Personal Microderm At-Home Microdermabrasion System is cost and lack of storage. There is nothing to store the little pieces in so I've resorted to using a Ziploc bag. The entire system is a little pricey and it does cost extra to get replacement discs, but it has worked wonderfully on my skin and I'm sure it beats repeat visits to the dermatologist.
I received product for review from SkinCareRx. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.