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The real deal
on March 5, 2011
I used this for the first time yesterday and am very pleased so far. I have purchased (and returned) both the Personal Microderm and Nubrilliance systems and find this far superior.
The Personal Microderm system uses abrasive discs and suction - while I do think it's effective, it's also potentially more damaging and seems less safe for home use. If you stay on one spot too long, you could literally create an open and raw area. While all machines of this type pose some risk of irritation, it's far harder to control the results with the Personal Microdermabrasion system than Timepeel, in my opinion.
Nubrilliance has a similar idea to Timepeel, but Timepeel executed it better. The main difference is the tip - Timepeel supplies just one, but it can be used all over the face. Nubrilliance provides 3 tips - one for the face/larger areas in both medium and coarse grits, and a small tip meant for the nose and other small areas. Be warned - the small tip does not create enough suction to work properly - it is a design flaw.
Back to Timepeel. The one tip they supply works for the whole face and provides good suction everywhere. The filter assembly makes more sense than the one on Nubrilliance and the suction is so effective, it actually removed blackheads - I was astonished at the results in my nose area.
As with all machines of this type, will get better results over time, but I do believe I see a difference after just one treatment.
Lastly, I must remark on one of the other reviewer's comments - at twice a week usage (the maximum they recommend), they enclose enough filters for months of use so I don't know where the $100 per month figure is coming from for supplies. The tip will eventually need to be replaced, and new filters purchased, but I think that cost estimate is way off. Bottom line, I think this is the best machine of its type, In this price range, on the market.