Dermanew is the most expensive home microdermabrasion kit I have ever tried and trust me, I didn't part with the $70 lightly. I was saving up for another Youthful Essence kit at the time (which I was happy with and reluctant to change) when I first read about Dermanew. Having found out that Dermanew is a home microderm system developed by the same people who invented Youthful Essence, I knew it must be a more advanced product, based on the original Susan Lucci kit formula. NOTE: since then I've tried SkinCareRX's Microdermabrasion System which I've also liked a lot.
There were fewer Dermanew reviews than for other microderm abrasion products, mostly because of the price (higher price means fewer customers who talk about it) which meant I wasn't as well documented about it as I was with the other kits I had tried. Dermanew was somewhat of a gamble.
The Dermanew Rejuvenation System costs $70 (use MICRODERMOFFER coupon code for 15% off). The box included the Facial Rejuvenation Formula Microdermabrasion Cream, a dual-speed resurfacing tool, 2 teardrop-shaped foam applicators, 1 soft-bristle brush. I was particularly interested to see why Dermanew might be better than Youthful Essence. Does it have a more advanced microdermabrasion cream or a more effective resurfacing tool?
The active ingredients in the micro dermabrasion cream from Dermanew are identical with the ones in Youthful Essence. Dermanew, however, has several new natural ingredients (green tea, carrot and grape seed extracts) which are good for soothing the skin, especially after peeling. I have normal skin but I think soothing agents make the cream more suitable for sensitive skin types.
The Dermanew resurfacing tool seems to be more powerful than the Youthful Essence one because the foam applicators snap into place more securely (any waddling makes the tool lose energy). More power is not necessarily a good thing, though, unless the microderm abrasion tool is easier to control. With other kits, I found that the resurfacing tool can slip unless you hold it really well and it can also abrade too much if you linger on one area for too long.
The Dermanew wand has rubber grip handles which make it more secure in my hand. It also has a timer which lets me know when I should stop abrading. I prefer to use Dermanew on high speed for my forehead (where the skin is thicker) and on low speed for the rest of my face. Here's what I do:
I used the Dermanew microdermabrasion system twice a week over the first 2 weeks then increased frequency to three times a week for the rest of the treatment.
When I bought Dermanew, five months had passed from my professional microderm abrasion treatment, so there wasn't much left to maintain (I usually use home micro dermabrasion kits to maintain the results from the professional treatment) but much to improve.
I noticed my skin look smoother after the first week. Two weeks after starting to use Dermanew, my pores gradually became unclogged and my skin was more evenly toned. Two months into the treatment, most of my blackheads were gone (this has never happened with any other home kit) and a small scar left from a recent pimple had also faded. I think Dermanew also set back some fine lines that were just beginning to form under my eyes.
My findings echo the comments I read before I bought Dermanew. It's a very good product, with one exception. Some people told me they think Dermanew is nearly as good as office microderma. After 2 full spa microdermabrasion treatments in a cosmetic salon I can say that Dermanew is as close to the professional treatment as a home microderm abrasion kit can get, but it still falls behind in terms of effectiveness.
Next, see my latest review - Personal Microderm System.
A: You only need three products after microderm treatment: a mild cleanser to remove all micro crystals, a rich moisturizer across the treated area and generous application of sunscreen, for at least a month after treatment. If you want to speed up the recovery process, you need copper based lotions (to heal the skin), Vitamin A, C and E formulas (to increase skin elasticity) and thermal water absorbing cloths (to calm down any swellings or itchiness).
A: Professional microbrasion is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed either at home, in beauty salons, spas or medical offices. It works by gently abrading the outermost layer of the skin with the help of micro crystals or diamond tipped wands.
A: Microdermabasion set stimulates collagen growth which is why it works on large pores. Collagen production is stimulated through skin exfoliation. Furthermore, the vacuum function of most micro dermabration tools 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: Compared to other cosmetic procedures, microdemabrasion involves few risks: if the machine is not properly handled or has not been properly sterilized, hyperpigmentation, skin injuries or infections may occur as a result; it is also possible to inhale micro crystals used during the procedure. Aluminum oxide crystals, however, cause no allergic or adverse reactions. Eye injury from stray micro crystals used to be a concern but these days plastic or rubber goggles makes it extremely unlikely.
A: Rosacea is one of the main contraindications of microdermabrasion, because the exfoliation process worsens rosacea symptoms (redness, itchiness, flaking). home micro abrasion kits either (even though they are milder).
A: Thanks to its non-invasive nature, over the counter microdermibration has virtually no risks and no side effects. There are some contraindications, however: patients who took Accutane for the previous 6 months, pregnant and nursing women, people suffering from active herpes lesions, malignant tumors, keratosis, active rosacea or weeping acne should not have microderma.
A: Do-It-Yourself microabrasions kit is safe and effective for many patients with acne-prone skin, but if your skin breaks out a lot or you suffer from moderate to severe acne then this procedure is not the solution for you (the exfoliating process may cause irritation and further breakouts). Some people with acne-prone skin have found that some or all home microdermabrasion kits makes them breakout. This could be caused by certain ingredients found in the micro-crystal cream and is not necessarily linked to the way microdermabrasion works. If home kits make you breakout, consider professional microdermabrasion.
A: Liver spots can be reduced or even removed entirely through several microdermation sessions - the flow of crystals exfoliates the top layer of the skin and evens out skin tone.
A: Microbrasion works by sandblasting the outermost skin layer but cannot abrade deeper skin layers where tattooed skin cells are which is why it cannot remove tattoos. Tatoo removal needs laser or surgical procedures which are invasive enough to reach pigmented skin cells.
A: Compared to other non-invasive procedures, salon cosmetic microderm abrasion is the cheapest skin rejuvenation procedure. For example, microderm abrasions kits cost between $15 and $200, depending on contents and brand. Kits that include a rotating hand-held device designed to massage the crystal cream onto your face are the most expensive (and the most effective). The price of a single micro derm abrasion treatment at a beauty salon or spa varies between $75 and $200. One full face session at a surgeon or dermatologist office costs somewhere between $100 and $300, not including initial consultation fees (which may cost an additional $150). You may need an average of 9 treatments and 4 maintenance sessions for best results which makes a full micro abrasion treatment cost around $1,600 per year.
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