Updated May, 2021
Find out what a side by side comparison of these two portable microdermabrasion machines revealed about the actual over all cost of using microdermabrasion at home and why it is a wise choice to research all the expenditures involved with using a microdermabrasion machine to keep your skin glowing and radiant.
We evaluated some of the most important of the various features these two units had to offer including guarantee, methods of exfoliation, performance factors, warranty, sanitation options, maintenance and cost of replacements.
This is what we found:
Both units came with a risk free guarantee
This is important because it is difficult to know how your skin may respond to mechanical exfoliation and it is always nice to have the option of returning your unit without hassle if your skin does not respond positively to microdermabrasion, or the method used by the device to achieve the exfoliation.
PMD has a 30-day risk free guarantee. Trophy Skin offers a 60-day money back guarantee to give more time for people to test the device.
These tools use very different methods to exfoliate your skin
RejuvadermMD exfoliates your skin using a professional grade diamond tip that is designed to last 3 to 6 months with regular use. It is recommended to use the unit 1 to 3 times per week, so you can expect to get a lot of uses out of each tip before needing to purchase a replacement. The combination of the diamond tip and suction makes it a true microdermabrasion rather than just an exfoliating or buffing device.
PMD uses aluminum oxide crystal discs to achieve exfoliation of the skin. This method is a bit outdated and not as effective as the method used by RejuvadermMD. PMD’s tips only last 2 to 4 uses and cost $15.00 for a replacement set. This expenditure can add up to anywhere from $202.50 to $405.00 per year in replacement tips, depending on how often you use the device and how many different areas of the body you treat during each use.
The difference in exfoliating tips used
Trophy Skin's diamond tips are also sanitizable, which means they can be cleaned in between each use using antibacterial soap and a soft bristled brush to keep your tools germ-free and clear away the dead skin cells that accumulate on the tip during treatments.
You can also use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner every 1 to 2 months to cleanse and restore the diamond tips and make it seem brand new.
PMD’s tips were not sanitizable , so the dead skin cells from the last treatment are still sitting there on the tip harboring bacteria for the next few uses before the tip must be replaced.
RejuvadermMD has a powerful 5 volt motor with 16 Hg per inches squared of suction to exfoliate and stimulate the skin during each treatment.
PMD would not disclose the suction power or the size of the motor over the phone or in chat. Customer care agreed to call back more than once and never returned our rep's call regarding the inquiry we made about the motor size and suction power of their units.
RejuvadermMD comes with a 1 year warranty and the PMD offers a 6 month warranty. Need I say more?
RejuvadermMD replacement filters are sold in packs of 100 that cost $15.00 each and should be changed out as often as necessary to keep the skin cell debris from building up inside the powerful motor. PMD filters are reusable. This again brings to mind the issue of sanitation.
Our final verdict
It’s easy to see that RejuvadermMD is the smart choice in the end. It pays to do the research when investing in home microdermabrasion machines. Otherwise, you might find it costs you more time and money in the end to keep your skin looking its very best.