PMD Decollete Update
As promised, here I am, back with an update on the PMD Personal Microderm and how things are going with fixing my terrible lack of suncare this summer. In case you missed the original post, the short version is this: after forgetting my sunscreen a few too many times this year, my chest is looking pretty rough, so I’ve been trying out the PMD Personal Microderm home dermabrasion device to whip it back into shape. And of course, as the case always is with high-tech skin gadgets, the real question is – does it work?
Just to refresh your memory, here’s how things were looking before I started my new routine. Exhibit A:
As recommended by the instructions, I started out with the gentlest large disc (the grey one), and didn’t have any irritation other than some temporary redness. No immediate magic happened either, but as always with skincare, PMD advises it can take 8-12 weeks to see the best results. After three treatments I went ahead and started using the blue (sensitive) disc, and that too seems to be going ok. In all I’ve done 6 treatments, spaced a week apart. I follow it up with my body lotion du jour – usually Eucerin Skin Calming Creme or REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Body Cream. The progress has been very gradual (translation: for the first little bit I couldn’t tell if anything was actually happening) but the results are starting to show. Exhibit B:
While there tanned and not-tanned areas are still pretty obvious, a lot of the freckling has lightened up or even disappeared. More importantly, there’s been a pretty big improvement in my skin texture. I’ve still got some visible fine lines in the cleavage area, but not as many, and they’re not as deep. The upper part of my chest is also much softer and not nearly as rough as it was.
I think I’m one of those cases where the full 12 weeks will be needed, but I’m really pleased with my progress so far. This weekend I’ll be switching to the green (moderate) disc for even more exfoliating power, and keeping up my PMD routine. It shouldn’t be too hard – the 5-minutes-once-a-week schedule is way easier than some beauty gadgets that need 5 or 10 minutes every single day!
In case you’re interested in seeing how it does on the face, here are some of my blogging besties who’ve been using it for a while too:
Overall I’m really happy with the results, and I’m excited to see how much better they’ll be after another month or so!
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