Home Microdermabrasion

Many companies are now trying to move into the home skin care device area, partly inspired by the success of the Clarisonic.  You might be familiar with this device which cleans the skin with gentle, rotating soft brushes.  It’s a little like a Sonicare style toothbrush, only larger and for the skin.   The smaller Clarisonic Mia is especially nice and better for travel.

There is a now a new, effective home microdermabrasion device that I have personally tested (on myself and  on my teenage boys’ acne).  It’s compact, a great design, and comes with several different, sized heads that are easy to take on and off.  It’s easy to clean as well.   Replacement heads can be ordered on line.   The company is PMD (Personal Microderm). 

Lasers okay for melasma?  See Dr. Irwin’s blog post.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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