If you want to know which microdermabrasion device is the best for you, then you should read this review.
At first there is a summary with the best three devices, at last some insights and frequently asked questions about doing microdermabrasion at home.
The Summary of our Review
Our Pick #1: Beurer FC 100
Our Best in Test is the Beurer FC 100 Microdermabrasion Device. This product is built very compact and unifies everything you need for an effective microdermabrasion treatment at home:
- Excess skin particles are being removed gently and skin-friendly with sapphire-coated peeling caps.
- The vacuum massage stimulates the first skin layer’s blood circulation and thereby boosts its regeneration.
- The Beurer Microderm Device is provided with three different peeling caps to ensure an individually adaptable treatment.
- In addition to that, you can also choose between five levels of intensity to cover every treated skin part in an optimal way.
Most decisive for our test has been the handiness of the Beurer Microdermabrasion Device. The container which has a mirror integrated makes it possible to take the device with you on a trip.
The Beurer peeling device showed that it is possible to get the best out of microdermabrasion for home usage. The combination of peeling and vacuum technology improves the skin’s appearance as well as the blood circulation.
The Beurer Microdermabrasion Device convinces especially with its value for money.
This device is the winner of our microdermabrasion review because it has an optimal peeling effect while having an attractive price.
P.S. You can find a comprehensive customer review of this Microderm Device here.
Our Pick #2: PMD Personal Microderm
The PMD Microdermabrasion Device is our runner-up for this test. Having said this, it comes with a huge scope of delivery. Besides two peeling caps they included many peeling discs in different colours.
The colours of these peeling discs show the different levels of the treatment intensity:
- White = extremely sensitive skin
- Grey = sensitive skin
- Blue = less sensitive skin
- Green = stronger dermabrasion effect
The PMD Microderm Device is handy and has a reusable filter. It filters the removed skin particles. And it has scored especially with its variability. The device is delivered with a peeling cap for every skin type.
The downside to this device is the high follow-up costs. One peeling disc only lasts for three to four standard treatments. At some point you need to buy new discs and in the long run you will spend a lot of money.
If the PMD device did not have these follow-up costs it would definitely be capable of fighting for the first place of our review. But due to this it must leave the first place to the Beurer FC 100.
The PMD peeling device is the most expensive in our test. If you are not dependent of its different levels of sensitivity you should stick with the Beurer device as first choice.
Our Pick #3: Silk’n ReVit Microdermabrasion Device
The Silk’n ReVit Device is also using the combination of peeling and vacuum stimulation. It has diamond caps that score with a really fine structure and longevity. The removed excess skin cells are being vacuumed into the device and collected by a replaceable filter.
The Silk’n ReVit Dermabrasion Device is provided with three different diamond caps, which is similar to the other two devices.
The vacuum function of the Silk’n ReVit can be used on two different levels. If you are just getting started with microdermabrasion you should certainly start with the lower, gentler intensity level combined with the finest peeling cap.
The Silk’n ReVit Microderm Device was our third rank. The reason is mostly that the other two devices work more effectively and their peeling results remain longer.
Having said this, the Silk’n ReVit Device is a bit more skin-compatible, so that the microdermabrasion can be repeated every 3-4 days. In contrast, the treatment should not be carried out more than once a week with the Beurer or PMD.
Important: The Silk’n ReVit dermabrasion device is the cheapest device in our test. Also the follow-up costs are kept within a certain limit, because the provided filters are reusable. They can be washed after use and therefore can last for a longer time.
P.S. You can find a comprehensive customer review of this Microderm Device here.
Frequently asked questions to Microdermabrasion Devices for home usage
What does microdermabrasion mean?
The term “microdermabrasion” is made up of three words:
- “micro” = small
- “derma” = skin
- “abrasion” = removal, rubbing
To sum it up it means something like “fine skin-removal”.
The first skin layer is gently removed with this treatment, in doing so the already dead skin particles are being taken off. By getting off the dead skin cells, the skin is freed from excess dead weight. This is able to bring forth following positive effects:
- The skin can breathe better
- The skin’s tightness and elasticity improves
- The blood circulation and collagen production increase
- Metabolic processes are accelerated
- The skin regenerates faster
- The acceptance of care products improves
- The skin’s complexion will improve with time, pores will get smaller and skin impurities will reduce
The top skin layer sort of gets renewed by microdermabrasion. The skin will feel a lot softer than before – that is for certain!
This method of peeling has been used in cosmetic parlours for some time already, but it is rather expensive (one treatment can cost $50-70). If you choose to treat your skin with microdermabrasion at home you just need to invest in a good device once. Then you can start treating your skin to something good.
How does microdermabrasion work at home?
All of the three microderm devices we tested for home usage work the same way: The peeling function and the vacuum function are being combined. Excess skin particles are removed with the peeling function. The vacuum function sucks in the dead skin cells and the skin is massaged at the same time.
The instructions for use for a microdermabrasion device are simple:
- You choose the most suitable peeling cap for your skin and mount it
- Switch on the device and place it on your skin
- The skin will be massaged by slow movements and dead skin cells will be removed
- The device sucks in the skin particles with the vacuum function
- One microdermabrasion session can take 5-15 minutes depending on the skin area
- Afterwards the treated skin should be pampered with a good skin caring product
If you choose to treat your skin with microdermabrasion at home there will be neither pain nor skin irritations. Instead you will be rewarded with smoother skin and a velvety skin feeling.
How often do I need to treat my skin with microdermabrasion?
The rule of thumb is: microdermabrasion should not be used more than once a week on your skin. Of course you need to take skin type into credit as well as the chosen peeling device.
With time you will find your perfect rhythm. But what is most important for long-lasting improvement is treatment on a regular basis!
First positive effects with regular treatment will show after four to six weeks. The proper skin care takes up a great role when you want to gain positive effects. The skin is especially receptive for care products after a microdermabrasion treatment.
Does microdermabrasion help against large pores?
Enlarged pores are the main cause of blackheads and acne. They develop through excess hornification of the first skin layer and this will result in blockage of sebaceous glands.
This hardened skin layer can be softened and renewed by microdermabrasion. Excess sebum and dead skin are being gently removed. Treatments on a regular basis have clearly shown an improvement with a bit enlarged pores.
This effect can be increased if the microdermabrasion treatment is followed by a rich hydration mask and afterwards by a Moisture Cream fitting your skin type. This will help to refine the skin’s complexion. I can recommend the Skin Best Wonder Mud by Biotherm – in my opinion this mask has by far the best moisturizing effect.
Does microdermabrasion help against acne?
I can say out of personal experience that microdermabrasion helps with light acne. The skin can “breathe” easier after a treatment and the renewed first skin layer acts as a protection barrier against acne bacteria.
I would not use this device with strong acne, because the risk of gaining a negative effect is too high. If you have strong acne problems you should ask a dermatologist before the use of dermabrasion devices.
Can microdermabrasion help against wrinkles?
You should not expect any miracles from microdermabrasion devices – the deep skin structure is not affected by this treatment. Deep wrinkles will certainly remain.
But if you have only little creases, then microdermabrasion might be of help. The renewal of the first skin layer in combination with a good working anti-ageing cream can help to reduce wrinkles visibly.
It is advisable to use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum after the microdermabrasion. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin from the inside and is absorbed better after a peeling. We can for example recommend this product.
Does microdermabrasion help against dark circles around the eye?
The skin underneath the eye is really sensible, that is why you should be careful if you use electrical peeling devices on this area. But they can even be useful for this skin area, because they increase the blood circulation and boost the tightness.
If you use it for that area, I would recommend to choose the finest cap and lowest intensity level. It is the same as everywhere, it is most important to use the matching care products. There are a few good eye-caring products out there. You might also want to check out our Best Eye Serum Review.
To reduce dark circles around your eyes it can also help to have less stress, enough sleep and healthy nutrition.
Can microdermabrasion help against scars?
The peeling devices in our test did not help against scars. Maybe removal of the first skin layer was not deep enough. The best solution against visible scars should be the visit to a beautician or dermatologist. Same goes for stretch marks as well.
Small impurities and creases can get under control with this device. I recommend going to a dermatologist or beautician if you have bigger problems with your skin or deep wrinkles.
Worth a Read: How to cover up wrinkles the right way!
What downsides and risks does microdermabrasion have?
We already mentioned most of the risks concerning microdermabrasion, but I will sum them up again:
- Microdermabrasion is a physical removal of the first skin layer’s particles and is an alternative to facial peeling.
- Skin irritation, redness and even smaller grazing can be caused on sensitive skin. Especially when a rough cap and a higher intensity level are being used.
- At the beginning of this new kind of skin treatment you should be particularly cautious and try to use it on a non-visible part of skin.
- The skin will be more sensitive after microdermabrasion and should be treated with suitable skin care products. These are needed to protect the skin from environmental stress, especially UV rays.
- I would advise you to refrain from microdermabrasion if you have skin irritation, facial erythrosis or lasting acne problems.
What else is important to know about microdermabrasion treatment at home?
Here are some more important tips to all home-users:
- The first few times you use this way of treating your skin there will be some visible redness. So it would be best to not use the device before an important date or meeting.
- A positive effect of microdermabrasion is that you need less skin care products or Anti-Wrinkle Creams that before. The treatment sort of replaces a part of your skin care.
- But according to this you need to adjust your Daily Skin Care Routine to your regular exfoliating treatments. Your skin will mainly need a lot of moisture and even rich Facial Masks can be really effective. Sun blocker is a must have!
- I want to emphasize again, because it is really important: The first treatments should be done with the most sensitive cap and the lowest intensity level. Else you will possibly get unnecessary skin irritations. But when you get the hang of it you will not want to miss out the effective microderm treatment!
Our Reviewed Microderm Devices:
|Silk'n Revit Microderm Device||110 Reviews||$74.11||SHOP NOW!|
|Beurer Professional Microdermabrasion Kit for Fresher and Newer Skin||9 Reviews||$99.75||SHOP NOW!|
|PMD Personal Microderm System, White||386 Reviews||$159.00||SHOP NOW!|