2 June 2016


Microdermabration is one of those skin treatments that has been reserved as salon only treatments, but it was only a matter of time before at-home DYI options became available. Today I'd like to talk about the HoMedics Radiance Microdermabration.

The HoMedica Microdermabration device uses salon grade diamond tips to exfoliate, whilst the vacuum massage removes dead skin and stimulates regrowth of the new layer of skin underneath, leaving you with a healthier more radiant looking complexion. The dual action device claims to;

  • Increase skin firmness by 70% in just 3 weeks
  • Increase skin hydration by up to 170% after 5 weeks use
  • Helps rejuvenate the skin
  • Helps improve overall skin texture
  • Helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decrease the appearance of superficial pigmentation
  • Helps treat oily and enlarged pores
  • Decreases blackheads
  • Can help improve acne scarring
The Microdermabration device comes with;
  • Two salon grade diamond tips for normal and sensitive skin.  
  • Charging base  
  • 50 replacement filters  
  • Cordless usage 
  • 2 year warranty 
The device has four speed settings, which are shown on the LED level indicator so you can adjust the treatment to suit your individual skin needs
At $249 this is not a cheap beauty device, however, compare that to the cost of a salon treatment, and it is suddenly quite reasonable. But are the results comparable...
Now, I have never had a salon microdermabration, so in that respect it is difficult to completely compare - but even just the standard facial will leave you paying in excess of $100 so it will pay for itself after just a few treatments.   
So the actual microdermabration is a non-surgical procedure where you remove the outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal a glowing layer of fresh skin underneath. Basically it exfoliates the skin with diamonds while vacuuming up the dead skin cells and simulates the new skin.
First you wash and dry the skin, and then turn on the devise, carefully referring to the included guide to make sure to use the correct levels for the various skin zones.
As with anything new, I'd suggest that you start slow, at a low setting, and maybe just once or twice a week, before increasing the setting and frequency.
You simply then move the diamond tip flush against the skin until you feel the suction and move it slowly across the skin in a smooth motion, being careful not to press too hard.
Afterwards you need to wash your face with water to rinse off any remaining skin cells and then apply a moisturiser, but avoiding anything with AHA, as well as avoiding direct sun exposure as it can leave the skin extra sensitive. And of course as always, do make sure to always use an SPF!
When done, you then clean the diamond tip and replace the filter, so its all ready for the next treatment!
So what are my thought - well, after the very first use I have to say that was very impressed, as it simply left my skin incredibly soft, smooth and firm and with an unreal glow. Yes, my skin was a tad red and felt a little warm too, but an hour later you really wouldn't know at all - so that said, I don't recommend that you use it just before going out, maybe just before going to bed is the ideal time.

And after now having used it three times per week for about a month, I am excited to say that my skin is definitely much smoother and softer. Pores seem noticeably smaller, and my skin in general less greasy and clearer, but I also seem to be getting less breakouts since I've been using it. I am unsure if it has made any significant difference to my old acne scars, but I can say that my skin definitely also brighter and has such a nice radiant glow.
Another bonus is also that I feel that after use serums and creams absorb quicker and better into my skin, and with my skin being soother, clearer and also more glowing, I need to use less foundation, and it stays looking fresh for longer as my skin is less greasy too. So bonus all around!!
This HoMedics Radiance Microdermabration is so quick and simply to use, and using it for just a few minutes a few times a week, has made such a huge difference to the look and feel of my skin that I definitely recommend this, well worth the spend!
HoMedics Radiance Microdermabration - RRP: $249
Available from Shaver Shop, Myer and electrical retailers
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