Inventing the PMD Personal Microderm – 2000 years in the making

Microdermabrasion is not a fad. In fact, it can be traced all around the globe, as early as 1500 BC when Egyptians invented a process of using sandpaper to smooth the skin. In 1985 the first microdermabrasion machine was invented in Italy by Doctors Mattioli and Brutto. Later in 1990 microdermabrasion machines were introduced in America. With the overwhelming acceptance in Hollywood, the buzz of microdermabrasion exploded.



A group of Doctors, engineers and microdermabrasion experts developed the first handheld at-home microdermabrasion device. With the Patented Spinning Disc and perfectly calibrated vacuum suction the PMD Personal Microderm revolutionized at-home skin treatments.



A study conducted by world renowned Dr. Mark Taylor showed the PMD Personal Microderm is equivalent to $10k physician grade microdermabrasion machines.

“Seven different patients used the home use tool for a period of 12 weeks at an average of 15 treatments per patient. Most used the tool every 5-6 days. Improvement was equivalent to that which we can achieve with professional microdermabrasion equipment.”


LATE 2004

PMD enters a clinical study at the University of California, San Francisco with 54 patients (44 female, 10 male). Physicians noticed:

  • 70% improvement in wrinkles
  • 80% improvement in sun damage
  • 173% improvement in skin roughness
  • overall skin improvement of 70%.


EARLY 2010

All Grassroots with humble beginnings


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Of all places, PMD’s story really took off at a Denny’s restaurant. CEO Sam Alexander recalls,

“I was asked to meet at 7am for a breakfast meeting to review an at-home microdermabrasion device. I still remember seeing the PMD for the first time. I immediately knew this device was going to change millions of lives”.