What is NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion?It is an non-invasive, non-abrasive, vacuum based diamond tip microdermabrasion system for home use. The NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion system can be used on face and body parts like hands, neck, knee, legs and feet.The NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion claims to provide spa like dermabrasion treatment in the comfort of your home. The reviews though reveal that the results are not entirely “brilliant” like the dermabrasion office treatment, but they (reviews) do confirm that the Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion system works fairly well when used correctly. You should expect minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks, age spots, uneven skin texture, and enlarged pores. Though there are a number of such microdermabrasion devices in the market today, NuBrilliance is the pioneer of this technology and this system was introduced way back in 2009. There is also a newer version of the Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion System.
What does the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Machine do?
How does the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion workThe NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion works on the same principles that of dermatologist’s professional grade dermabrasion machine. NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion’s dual action system exfoliates in one easy step. The microdermabrasion system consists two main features – Diamond Tip Exfoliation and Vacuum Suction that are combined in a single easy-to-use wand that is attached to the main unit.
Exfoliating Diamond TipExfoliation is the process of removing the layer of dead skin cells, NuBrilliance does this by using a “coarse” surface. Nubrilliance Dermabrasion achieves exfoliation with the diamond tip exfoliating pads. These tips remove the dead skin cells which promotes the generation of new skin cells and thus new skin layer which is radiant, younger looking skin and rich in collagen. There are three of these pads, two are oval shaped and one is smaller circular in shape.
- Delicate Tip – This is the oval shaped tip that is less coarse and is to be used on the broader parks of your face and neck.
- Coarse Tip – This is the second oval shaped tip that is more coarse and is to be used on the other areas of the body like hands, chest, legs, knee and feet. Basically for the areas where you have a lot of sun damage.
- Precision Tip – This is the smaller circular tip that is used for hard to reach spots like the areas above the eyes, around eyebrows, near the nose etc.
VacuumThe other important feature of the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is the Vacuum. Vacuum not only removes the dead skin but also gently pulls and lifts the part of the skin that is being treated for micro abrasion (hence the word “Microdermabrasion”). Vacuuming also stimulates blood circulation and encourages the skin to produce more collagen which makes your skin look new and brilliant. Although Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion’s vacuum is not as powerful as the one from the spa (given the compact size of the Nubrilliance microdermabrasion machine), the suction has enough power to do an effective dermabrasion treatment. Besides there are five vacuum intensity levels, good enough to meet the “at-home” microdermabrasion requirements. Majority of the complaints are related to the weak suction of the Nubrilliance microdermabrasion, it is discussed extensively in the reviews section.
The NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion MachineNuBrilliance has put effective microdermabrasion treatment system in a compact, home use machine that is easy and convenient to use. The NuBrilliance microdermabrasion machine consists of a central unit that has a cover with a mirror. It consists of a wand that is attached to the unit with a clear see-through tube. The unit comes with lots of filters (30) that collect the dead skin and debris sucked by the microdermabrasion wand. The wand attaches to one of the three diamond exfoliation tips. The variable suction power lets you increase the suction as your regime progresses. The NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion unit measure 8.4 x 7.8 x 4.4 inches and weighs about 2 lbs. Reviews confirm that the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Machine is quiet and discreet (at least on the first two vacuum settings) and gets louder as you increase the vacuum intensity. The machine has three different compartments to store the filters and the diamond tips.
How to use the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion?First wash your face make sure that it is completely dry. It is good to wipe your face with a cloth dipped in warm water. The microdermabrasion treatment should be done just before you go to bed. Connect the diamond tip exfoliator meant for the face to the tube. Plug the machine to the socket and turn on the microdermabrasion machine by pressing the start button. Hold the skin taut with your finger(s) so that the skin is stretched and has tension, put the tip of the diamond exfoliator on the skin near your finger. Make sure you feel the suction. Now move the tip away from where you are pulling the skin (in a backward motion). Follow this method on your whole face. The wider diamond exfoliator tips is wee suited to be used around the eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Make sure the skin is not slack and you more away from the spot where the skin is held tight. The dead skin gets collected in the small filters and you have to change the filters after a couple of microdermabrasion sessions. It is recommended to use the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion treatment twice a week. After you do the treatment you will notice that the skin has become “pinkish” which does not last long (you will not see the pinkish effect if you have a chocolate skin). It goes away in an hour or so. It is recommended to use a moisturizer after every treatment. It is also recommended not to go in the sun for 48 hours after you use the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion and use sunscreen when you have to go out.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Forehead and EyebrowsUse the fine-tip oval shaped tip on forehead and areas near the eyebrows. Use your free hand to brace the skin of your forehead and make sure the skin of the treated area is tight. Do quick strokes away from the point where you have but the fingers to tighten the skin. Don’t exceed 3 to 4 passes on the same area unless you are comfortable. Be extra careful when treating the areas around the eyebrows, do lesser passes in sensitive areas.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Nose and ChinUse the precision tip to treat the tight spaces near the nose and chin. You can even use the Nubrilliance Dermabrasion to remove blackheads.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Cheeks and TemplesUse the fine tip diamond exfoliating head for the cheeks and temples. Make sure the skin of the cheeks is tight as the skin on this portion tends to be slack. Again repeat the outward stroking movement of the exfoliating head, the direction of the stroke should be away from the braced hand. You can increase the intensity of the suction that suits you. You may feel little pain and skin may become red/pink after the treatment, this is normal and the condition fades away pretty fast. Be very careful while treating the sensitive area just below the lower eyelashes, maintain lower suction settings on these areas.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Lips and Jaw LineUse the precision tip for the jaw line. Move the wand in the upward direction from the braced hand. Use the smaller circular precision-tip for the lips. While using the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on the lips make sure the vacuum suction level is set to lowest level. You should brace the skin in the middle part of your lip and see that the stokes and gentle and just above the lip line.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Neck and ChestFor treating the neck region use the same delicate oval exfoliating head that you use on the face. and the Coarse head for the chest area. Use medium to high vacuum setting while treating the neck area and high setting for the chest area. Here too you have to tighten the skin for effecting microdermabrasion. The skin on the neck tends to slack so move your head backward and then brace to make sure the skin is tightened. Reviews mention that treating the skin on chest and neck takes longer than treating your face, have patience.
Using NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Hands, Legs, and FeetUse the Coarse dermabrasion tip to treat the hands, legs and feet. You will need to do longer strokes on these areas and the vacuum can be set to 4 or 5. The machine is really loud on these high settings. Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion removes the bumps on your arms that are caused by dead skin cells. Get rid of the shaving rashes on legs, remove the dead skin from the feet, calluses, corns, and cracked heels with the coarse tip of the Nubrilliance Dermabrasion. The vacuum suction setting has to be 4 or 5 (depending upon your tolerance level).
The filters are very important part of the machine and make sure these are in place or your microdermabrasion machine may get clogged, that is what so many people have reported in their reviews.
NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Video
How to use NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion on Dark Skin Video
When to expect the results?According to the reviews, you should see visible results in 4 to 6 weeks if you use it 2 to 3 times per week. The results also depend on that way you use it. You have to be very disciplined with the microdermabrasion regime and should follow all the instructions. Any deviation from the standard use may result in no results or un-desired results.
When should you not use the Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion?You should not use the Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion system if you have any of the following conditions:
- Un-diagnosed lesions warts
- Vascular Lesions
- Skin Cancer
- Active Rosacea
- Recent herpes outbreak
- Taking Oral Blood Thinners or Anti-Coagulants
- Unstable Diabetes Mellitus
- Disorders of the Auto-immune system
- You should consult your physician if you have any doubts about it.
NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Dos and Donts
Where to buy NuBrilliance MicrodermabrasionNuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is available at Amazon.com, WalMart.com, Overstock.com, Staples.com, HSN.com and JMLDirect.com. The NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is no longer available on through the official as seen on tv websites like NuBrilliance.com, NuBrilliance.ca, NuBrilliance.tv, TryNuBrilliance.com or GetNuBrilliance.com. Here is a price comparison of NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion available on various website.
- JMLDirect.com – £119.99
- Amazon.com – $249.00
- Walmart.com – $165.00
Loss of SuctionThe most common complaint about the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is the loss of suction but when we investigated the reviews we found that most of these issues with the suction is due to improper handling of the diamond tip exfoliator. There is a rubber ring near the tip which keeps the diamond tip in place, if the rubber band is removed it affects the suction. The rubber band is very small and easy to loose, so make sure it is in place. Almost 80% of the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion reviews are complaints about the loss of suction and the missing rubber band is the culprit. Uneven skin texture, improper placement of the tip on the skin also contribute to TEMPORARY loss of suction.
Tips Become LooseSome reviews mention about the tips not attaching to the wand after a couple of uses. They don’t tightly and that’s it, you have to buy another tip.
Use the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion CorrectlyMany of our product experts who are in the cosmetology mention in their reviews that you have to be very attentive while using the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion. The diamond tip exfoliator should be pressed on the skin until the vacuum “grabs” the hold of your skin and then drag it across the skin making sure that the suction is not lost. It takes some time until you get a hang of using it, but that’s the key to correct microdermabrasion. Once you have mastered the technique the results are not too far. Many people of reported darkening of the skin after using the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion which is mainly because of improper usage.
Give it TimeThe another key to beautiful skin with the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is, you should give it sufficient time. Many people use it just once and post a review mentioning NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion does not work. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks (one and a half month) with 2 microdermabrasion sessions each week. The video shows that the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion wand glides smoothly across the skin, which is not true. You should see the actual product in use here.
You Should be PatientUsers have mentioned in their reviews that you really have to press the tip hard on you skin for the suction to grab it. While it is easy for the microdermabrasion machines from the spa to do it more effectively as they have greater suction as compared to the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion and also you have another person doing the treatment. In case of NuBrilliance its just YOU doing it on yourself and this causes some issues in the beginning. Reviews mention that it is not like using a makeup brush on your face, you have to be patient as the tip tend to lose the suction given the uneven surface of the skin. Treatment takes considerable amount of time. Many users have given up on the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion finding it frustrating to use and blaming for the poor suction, in their reviews.
Skin Quality Does MatterRemember, NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is a scraper and vacuum cleaner for your skin. So if the contours of your skin are uneven (blotchy skin), the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion machine will tend to loose the suction as it passes over uneven skin. You will have to put more efforts. The key to success also lies with the way you press the diamond tip wand on the skin, it has to be perpendicular to the skin. From the Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion reviews we learn that the results are generally temporary and you have to keep using the machine to maintain the results. Once you have desired results you can use it more sparingly. You might want to consider using it before special occasions for touch-up.
Quality of the MachineNuBrilliance Microdermabrasion is a fragile machine with small parts. You have to be very careful while using it. Damage to the machine can cause loss of suction power which would render the whole machine unusable.
Refer to the DVDPay attention to the instructions given in the DVD. The DVD has all the information like which diamond tips are for which parts. How to hold the skin tight and move the tip on your skin, this is very important because the vacuum suction depends on how tight your skin is. How to protect your skin and information on using the different vacuum settings for different body parts.
NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion and Dry SkinOne users mentions in his review that the machine is not well suited for people with dry skin. He recommends scrubbing the skin with Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub and then using the suction of Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion to remove the remaining mess.
Gets DirtyThe NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion unit gets dirty very soon especially in the beginning of the regime since there is a lot of dead skin to be removed.
The Machine ClogsMany users have reported “clogging” of the NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion machine in their reviews. There are two factors that contribute to the clogging issue. One, they don’t put the filter which collects all the debris. Without the filter the tube gets clogged reducing the suction. Second factor is improper use, you have to be very careful when you use this microdermabrasion machine. Turn on the machine only when the tip is firmly pressed against the skin, leaving the machine on with the tip open can cause it to ingest other things which could clog it.
What does NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion work on?
- While reviews by users have confirmed that it works on:
- Gets rid of Fine lines.
- Makes skin soft.
- Removes Blackheads and Baby Fuzz.
- Sun spots take a bit longer but eventually go away.
- Smoothens your complexion.
- Removes superficial rough spots.
- Lighten age spots with repeated use.
- Gives your skin a “healthy glow”.
- Works on Melasma. Reviewers claim that Melasma spots are considerably reduced after using Nubrilliance Microdermabrasion for a month.
What does NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion does NOT work on?
- People have reported that they have found NuBrilliance
- Microdermabrasion does not work to achieve below mentioned results
- The skin does not seem to be tightened
- No difference in the pores
- Not much difference in the forehead wrinkles
- Will not work on Pockmarks
- Does not remove extensive sun damaged patches
AlternativesNubrilliance is not the only at-home Microdermabrasion in the market, there are several similar devices available. Here is a list of other similar machines and their cost.