I wanted to try the Dermanesse microderm system as soon as the Derma-sponge included in the kit received its patent, but that hasn't happened in the 18 months that have passed since I first read about this product and I can't help but wonder why approving a sponge has to take so long.
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My friend Dominique was brave enough to try the Dermanesse microderm kit, but after using it for one month, she says she never wants to see the Dermasponge again. Here is her complete review of Dermanesse Self Micro Dermabrasion System.
The Dermanesse professional microderm abrasion system is sold exclusively online by a company called Dermanesse and the thing that makes this kit special is a patent-pending, crystal-embedded sponge called DermaSponge.
Dominique bought the Basic Dermanesse Microdermabrasion Sample Pack kit for $40, because she didn't want to pay $80 for the Deluxe Professional Microdermabrasion system before making sure the kit worked.
The box she received from Dermanesse had 4 aluminum oxide crystal embedded Dermasponges, a jar of DermaRelief gel and a small storage plastic bag. The Deluxe kit also has a cleanser (with eucalyptus oil, grapefruit seed extract, sandlewood extract, lemon oil and apricots), an after-care hydrating serum, and a SPF 15 sunscreen. Dominique used her own make-up remover and night cream before and after exfoliating her skin with the sponges.
The instructions in the box say to use the Dermasponge once every two weeks, because the Dermanesse home micro derm abrasion treatment is very similar to a professional treatment.
For best results, 6-10 microabrasion treatments are recommended, but since every sponge can only be used once, you have to buy several basic packs or the deluxe kit if you want the complete treatment. Dominique didn't need to buy another pack because she only used two of the 4 sponges in her box. Here is how she used the Dermasponges:
For Dominique, the Dermasponge was a bad idea. The crystal embedded material was too harsh for her sensitive skin, causing irritations and pain. "The only thing I liked about this kit was the after care gel, it is very soothing and fresh and leaves the skin smooth. On the other hand, the sponge was terrible on my skin. Even though I used moderate pressure, the massage with the crystal sponge exfoliated a seriously thick layer off my face."
"The following morning I would wake up with extreme redness and itchiness on the treated areas. I looked so bad I refused to go out of the house for half a day but fortunately, the redness would fade after a few hours. A couple of days later, I noticed some of the freckles on my nose and lines around my mouth to be less visible. So I used the sponge one more time, because I liked the overall results, but this second Dermasponge massage hurt so bad that I decided not to touch the Dermanesse kit ever again", says Dominique.
On the other hand, people with thicker and less sensitive skin may find the Dermasponge moderately harsh. According to Dominique's feedback and tens of positive reviews, the Dermanesse micro dermabrasion system does work on sun damaged or superficially wrinkled skin. However, there are many reviews that talk about side effects of the before and after care products: breakouts, itchiness and dryness.
Bottom line, the Dermanesse microderm system is too aggressive on sensitive skin, but has good results on fine lines and age spots.
Next, the most popular microdermabrasion kits compared.
A: Since you cannot use a professional microdermasion machine on your own without professional training, the only way to perform this procedure on your own is to use an at-home commercial kit. These kits contain cloths, sponges, rotating applicators, crystal creams, pre- and post-care formulas. All you have to do is follow the instructions that come with the product.
A: Microabrasions removes the outermost layer of the skin by sandblasting it with a jet of micro crystals. During the procedure, part of the pigment is physically eliminated and, at the same time, collagen production is stimulated so that your skin regains its density and elasticity. After 6 to 12 micodermabrasion treatments, the skin cells damaged by the sun are entirely removed and new, healthy skin cells take their place.
A: Microdermbrasion is not recommended for patients taking Accutane. This acne treatment works by reducing the amount of oil produced by the skin's sebaceous glands which reduces the skin's ability to recover after body or facial exfoliation. Having microabrasions while on Accutane may cause permanent scarring. This applies to home products and doctor-performed treatment.
A: Best results are obtained after 6 to 12 professional sessions (depending on your expectations and severity of the skin imperfections), respectively one month of use for a at-home microdermabrasia tool.
A: Microderm abrasian machines stimulate collagen growth which is why it works on large pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most micro derma abrasion units sucks out hardened oil, dust and other dirt which may clog your pores. This way, the oil in the glands can again reach the surface of your skin and your pores can return to their natural shape and size.
A: At-home microderm abrasian products can be bought online (from commercial sites like Amazon or E-bay, beauty sites or cosmetic company sites), drugstores, beauty shops, beauty salons and spas.
A: We recommend that you wait until you deliver your baby and finish the nursing period before microdermasion Your skin is more sensitive during pregnancy and nursing and microdermal abrasions sets may cause irritation or severe scarring. This procedure is also not recommended for pregnant and nursing women because hormonal changes during this period may reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.
A: Avoid waxing or shaving the treated area for at least 2 weeks after microdermal abrasion treatment. The skin is extremely sensitive and any violent action may affect the final result and the speed of recovery.
A: Microdermabasion is safe for young women (and men) of all skin types but most doctors recommend it for girls aged 14 and older, mainly because they want to make sure that all major hormonal changes are over and the results of the procedure are as good as they can be.
A: Both personal and clinic Microdem abrasion work on the same principle and have the same reported results: reduction of fine lines, superficial scars, age spots and acne scars. But personal microdermal abrasion procedures cannot offer the same effectiveness you get from clinic micro derma brasion treatment on more severe skin imperfections.
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