Review of 1.0mm Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System
Reviewed on: September 02, 2013
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Pros & Cons
The Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System helps in reduction of wrinkles, scars, dry patches, hyper pigmentation, stretch marks and/or depressions of the skin. The roller therapy is not only cost effective but is considered a good alternative for laser resurfacing, chemical peeling, derma/microbrasion or ablatives. The rollers barrel and handle are made of polycarbonate resin and has a polished stainless steel axle. The roller features a unique technology to retain the placement of 200 stainless steel bristles. The bristles size/thickness ranges from 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm which is considered safe for home use by adults, and sizes from 2 mm or beyond should be used under anesthesia in clinical setting only. The utility of various sizes is as follows -
- 0.2 mm - Increased penetration of skin care products and overall improvement of skin color and texture.
- 0.5 mm - Reduces wrinkles, anti-aging lines, light acne scarring, mild scars and thinning hair.
- 1.0 mm - 1.5 mm - Reduces deep stretch marks, deep scars and even cellulite. (1.5 mm is the maximum size recommended for use on face.)
The main purpose of the roller is to pierce the epidermis thereby stimulating the formation of collagen, thus resulting in an improved and refreshed skin formation. It works on simple mechanism of applying pressure evenly on the body part (face or body) used and rolled in all direction. This treatment has many other advantages like - short healing period, used on thin skin or laser resurfaced skin, does not damage skin etc.
The roller is 100% contaminant free when packed and delivered as it is sterilized with gamma radiation and sealed in an airtight pouch. The material used in the body make (polycarbonate resin) does not deteriorate upon prolonged use or storage, but it is recommended to replace every 3 months of regular use. The clinical rollers must be replaced after 10 applications. The rollers that have been dropped or bumped should not be used and replaced immediately. Rollers should not be transferred between patients and kept in protective case when not in use.
However, the users experience pain and redness of skin which is natural. Applying too much of pressure can hurt more, thus using a prescribed numbing cream is advised. The redness will reduce after few hours. Also, some users mentioned the wheel makes a squeaky noise while rolling and the body make is of poor quality.
Overall, the Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System has become popular lately due to its ease of use and less expensive skin care treatment, which has more practical benefits than any other expensive treatment. Micro-needling is performed twice weekly in general or in accordance with the package directions.
*Advised not to use the roller along with alcohol based or inflammatory products
Review Group #: 1
Comes with different sized needles • Tingles initially • Noticeable difference in size and color of skin • Difference in fine lines or wrinkles • Decreases hyper pigmentation • Reduces dry patches
Review Group #: 2
Great product for the price • Gradual visible results • Hurts a little • Wheel is little squeaky • Skin is more smooth • Reactivates elasticity • Need to replace every 3 months
Review Group #: 3
Reduces acne scars • Skin feel alive and refreshed • Some users did not get expected results
Review Group #: 4
Looks sturdy • Skin looks younger • Helps in reducing the drooping of skin and frown lines • Some faced problems with scars getting bigger
Review Group #: 5
Helps reduce wrinkles, pore size and age spots • Advisable not to use the roller along with alcohol based or inflammatory skin products
Review Group #: 6
Good to use a prescribed numbing cream • Redness and pain subsidies after few hours • Applying even pressure and rolling in all directions gives better results
Review Group #: 7
Works great on stretch marks • Different needles thickness produces different results • Size depends on the area to be used, eg- 1.5 to 2 mm for body, 0.5 mm for under eyes, 1.0 mm on the face etc. • Some faced swelling and breaking out problems
Where to Buy
Amazon.com Rating: 4.10 stars from 287 reviews, Price: $12.99