"naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to promote healthier skin cells"Also, use of the Derma Roller is promoted as being able to "treat common problems such as wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars), uneven skin, stretch marks and even hair loss." Please remember all that for later in the review...
This is the device -
|1.0mm needle length|
Those little "teeth" on the rolling part at the top? Small as they are, those made me nervous - much the way toddlers can do. Those needles are tiny and the length you choose are based on how you plan to use the Derma Roller: 0.5 - 1.0mm for face; 1.0mm (and up) for body; 0.5mm for hair.
Thank goodness I chose the right size for either face or body! Once I saw the device, I decided a body treatment was the way to go. No way am I rolling those little needles on my face! I'm sure there are people with more guts, but I'm just a chicken about scratching, poking, or doing anything the slightest bit invasive to my facial skin.
|Even the Roller is not huge|
I prepared for my first treatment and immediately ran into issues with the directions and the other item included in the package. There are only 2 items in the packet - the Roller and this "Purederm" mask of mysterious uses.
|A mask comes *with* it? Well, duh!|
Oh. Wait! I might be wrong...
Item Number 2 of the instructions (for the face treatment) indicate placing "one sheet of Peptide Mask" on your face for 10 minutes.
Nope. Not wrong. The mask they included is not the mask they are referencing.
As I continued reading the instructions, I realized that it wasn't just the Peptide Mask that wasn't included. Depending on which treatment you chose, you were going to be making a store run for something.
It was at this point that I started to wonder about the effectiveness of a treatment that:
- Claims to help stimulate collagen and elasticity to my face, but instructs me to purchase collagen, peptide masks, etc.
- Claims to help treat wrinkles, etc., but instructs me to purchase a "nutrient rich" lotion; and
- Claims it can help treat hair loss, but instructs me to purchase Minoxidil at my pharmacy.
|I didn't expect to have to go shopping|
Why wouldn't I just purchase all those things in the first place and skip this Derma Roller treatment?
Could it be that the wording promoting the Derma Roller is just twisted around? Maybe they should inform potential customers that use of the Roller enhances the use of other skin and hair products?
I don't know.
This all put me off a little. I didn't expect to have to round up a bunch of other products in order to use this one. You know?
At any rate, I went ahead and tested the Roller on a spot on my leg. I used my own "nutrient rich" lotion after and the results aren't in yet. I do know that I'm very glad I tested this NOT on my face. My leg tingled for about an hour after the treatment. I don't know if it was a cell-renewing tingle or not, but it's not a tingle I'd want on my face. Other than that tingle, which started about 10 minutes after treatment, I can't see any real difference.
|I even marked the treated area on my leg|
Maybe I'm not supposed to see immediate results, but I don't think I will be using this device again. I'll just stick to my nutrient rich lotion.
If you want to know more - because I only tried the one treatment - this is the website for the Derma Roller System. You can try the product for 60 days, risk-free, with their guarantee.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.