Please use this Frequently Asked Questions page for the most common questions our customers have about the MicrodermMD and the microderm at-home process. Please feel free to contact us if your questions are not answered below.
What is MicrodermMD and why is it so effective?
MicrodermMD is one of the first at-home microdermabrasion device using dual-action therapy with a combination of diamond tipped exfoliation AND suction, enabling you to have true microdermabrasion treatments at home. Without suction, your skin will not realize the benefits of true microdermabrasion. While the exfoliation aspect of microdermabrasion is evident to anyone who has had a treatment, the suction element is the true behind the scenes hero. The combination of exfoliation and suction is what gives your skin the healthy afterglow that is associated with microdermabrasion.
What is diamond peel exfoliation?
Diamond peel exfoliation is an advanced form of microdermabrasion - a skin rejuvenating and enhancing cosmetic procedure. Popular in day spas and medical aesthetic centers, this treatment is now available at home with MicrodermMD. During the treatment, the outer layer of skin is removed using light abrasion which promotes the growth of healthy new cells. The suction used in the treatment also increases blood flow to the epidermis which rebuilds collagen and elastin for younger looking skin with a rejuvenated glow.
How do I choose the treatment settings?
The treatment depends on the suction level you choose, the user experience, and your owner personal comfort level. This doesn't mean that you must use the highest suction level at all times. You must adjust the treatments to your own skin.
How long should a MicrodermMD treatment take?
Each treatment depends on the individual. Some of us have small faces, while others have slightly larger ones. Some have difficult contours and others do not. An average treatment should take no longer than 3-5 minutes.
How often should I use MicrodermMD for optimal results?
This depends on your skin's condition, but a general guideline is twice a week for ongoing maintenance and as often as desired for special occasions. It is best to use your mirror to make sure you progress smoothly from one point to another and avoid uneven results.
How soon will I see some improvement?
Skin responses vary between individuals but many people will see noticeable results after the first treatment, and everyone will see continued improvement over time. One of the benefits of suction is some skin redness that goes away soon after the treatment. The redness tells us that the suction from the device is doing its job by getting the body to circulate blood to the necessary layers of the skin.
Can I use MicrodermMD to treat my whole body or only my face?
Medical microdermabrasion is considered a valuable combination therapy to a number of different treatments including chemical peels, topical infusion and laser treatments. With the MicrodermMD, the same concept applies. After removing the dead layer of skin, your topical products will penetrate the skin much better. You will also notice that makeup applies much easier and stays on better.
Can I use my skincare products with the MicrodermMD?
We recommend the use of a high quality anti-aging serum or moisturizer immediately after each treatment. The skin will readily absorb products now that the top layer of dead skin cells have been removed, so this is an ideal time to apply high quality products that will aid in your skincare goals.
What type of Microdermabrasion is used by Plastic Surgeons and other physicians?
Most medical practitioners these days are using a diamond based, crystal-free system. These professional systems deliver added coarseness and suction levels to fully customize the treatments. With MicrodermMD, we have designed a device based on the same principles as these medical grade systems, using the same dual-action therapy that the professional models use in medical clinics.
Does it really matter?
It does matter a great deal. MicrodermMD does not use crystals or abrasive creams, thereby increasing ease of use and consumer safety by eliminating the potential for ingestion, inhalation, and eye injury. Real diamonds are precise, high quality abrasives that allow you to work near sensitive and hard to reach areas such as the nose and mouth without covering them. Real diamonds are less irritating than traditional crystals and they are hypoallergenic for an effective, comfortable and safe experience. Non-diamond or loose abrasives are less refined and may cause unnecessary discomfort including irritation to the eyes and breathing passageways.
I am a beginner, what do you suggest I do the first time I use MicrodermMD?
Do not press the diamond tip firmly against the face. Use smooth even strokes. When using, stretch the face and let the tip and the suction do the work.
Is it normal if I see redness after use?
Yes, you may experience some redness and/or skin sensitivity after treatments. This is normal. It should fade shortly after treatment. If you continue to have discomfort and redness of the skin, lower the suction setting and frequency of use until you are comfortable. If you are still experiencing redness or discomfort, give your skin a rest for a few days.