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Cynical me, I didn't really expect much but boy, was I WRONG!
on August 7, 2014
This is a review after only 3 uses - I got it Aug.1, 2014! I will update it as I go along.
I bought this because I have enlarged pores and congested pores that make bumps on the surface of my face. I was from New Mexico and west Texas, so I baked in the sun for 30 years. Now, I live in the Deep South and that's just a sweaty, grimy proposition. I used to have a peel every year and that really helped, but as I've aged, I guess I have somewhat given up. I also have blackheads and rosaciac acne breakouts around my nose periodically. The blackheads, I extract all the time. I also have sensitive skin!? Although I have seen great improvement with the regular use of my Clarisonic, I was just ready to check in to my dermo for a complete laser treatment when I saw Rejuvaderm.
I just snapped it up really not expecting anything, and very cynical about all beauty treatments. I got it and was immediately impressed by the packaging, the lightness and compactness of the machine and the very nice instructional booklet. Before using, I watched a Utube video of a woman demonstrating the use of this machine. I tried it on my arm first so that I could gauge the feel. Then, I hit my pores and blackheads. I started on the 2nd of 4 speeds...There was hardly any learning curve. Think of this as a tiny vacuum. It sucks your skin up so that the diamond head can make contact with your skin's surface. The instructional booklet has a "map" of where and how your sweeps should go, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy-peasy.
There is a tiny bit of redness where you pass over with the diamond head, but with a good moisturizer and a good night's sleep, it disappears. After the first use, my blackheads almost jumped off my nose!!! I'm not kidding...when I did my nightly reconnaissance, the few blackheads I had were completely exposed and just slid out so easily without any squeezing and redness!!! Just for that, I give this machine 5 stars. I guess it sanded the dead skin off that encapsulated the blackheads.
I have used it 3 times, now. It runs fine, and is very, very quiet and my skin is smoother, my blackheads are going away and my enlarged and congested pores are smoother and flatter. I love the thought that I'm sanding them down!!! I faithfully replace my filter every time and have bought an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for my diamond tip. I now want the two extra diamond tips, the one for small areas and the one for large areas. If this continues to go as well as it has been going, I will make that investment. The only downfall of the manual is that I could not find how to take the tips off for cleaning, changing and replacing filters....you just pull them off, gently.
This machine comes with 2 extra heads, one for blackhead vacuuming and one that pushes your serums etc. into your skin. I have not even delved into those, yet. Can't wait!
So far, I am LOVING this machine and hope it's going to be around and not just a fly-by-night company. I would just hate for parts and service to not be available.