Derma Roller Review: Dr.Roller
When I look back at when I first started reading about derma roller and looking for a review, I remember that for some reason, it was very clear to me, right from the start, that my first roller would be a Dr. Roller. There just seemed to be a wide consensus that this is as good as rollers can get.
But is it really the best derma roller out there for home use? And is its price really justified? I have read a couple of derma roller review in the past, and here’s my own review of this roller after actually using them for some time.
In this review, I will try to answer these questions.
Dr.Roller: Derma Roller Review
Packaging: When you open the outer package you find a sturdy rounded white plastic box made of two units. I can easily close the box by placing inside the narrower box within the unit.
Within the box, the roller is sealed in another protective plastic box, the kind you need to peel a carton off of to open (that’s good because it assures you that the roller is new and unused). The drum itself is tightly fixed in a uniquely-shaped transparent plastic cover that keeps the micro needles from touching anything but thin air. It’s a very elegant solution because it allows you to place the roller however you want without worrying that the needles might be damaged.
Handle: The ergonomically sculptured handle is the best I’ve seen in any roller. You can hold it without your hands getting tired, and I find it convenient to be able to place my index finger on the piece of plastic just near the drum as I roll for better aim and to better control the amount of pressure I wish to apply.
Needles: Medical-grade stainless steel is used to create the needles, and while Dr. Roller is not the only brand with this type of needles, I find that they are a lot finer than in all other models I’ve tried.
Now, this may sound negligible, but in my opinion, it’s really not, and I’ll explain why: One major benefit of skin needling is that it enables you to keep the external layer of your skin intact. In fact, if there were a way to somehow reach the deeper layers of the skin without first going through the epidermis, this would be ideal.
But since such magic does not (yet?) exist, and we are forced to make our way through the skin, it makes sense that we should aim for the tiniest needles possible, creating punctures as microscopic as we possibly can. Last but not least, smaller needles mean LESS PAIN, and in my experience, Dr. Roller is definitely less painful than all other rollers I’ve used!
The needles are uniquely arranged in a cross-line formation – I guess this is supposed (at least in theory) to better ‘spread’ the tiny punctures the needles make as you roll (I personally don’t see how it should matter much if the needles are parallel or not…but I’m no expert).
Needless to say, the needles come gamma sterilized (Moohan, the company that makes these rollers, claim that they use the sterilization method available). Also, Dr. Roller is possibly one of the few rollers that are genuinely FDA certified.
Bottom Line: I have nothing bad to say about Dr. Roller. I now own 4 Dr. Rollers in different lengths (0.5 – 1.5mm) and I am very happy with them. Even the first one I bought is still good to use and I don’t feel that I need to replace it yet.
Especially if you have never used a roller before and keen on giving it a try, I suggest that you start with a Dr. Roller. Otherwise, you are not really giving skin needling a fair chance and might be a little disappointed.
They say quality comes with a price, but in this case, this price is not even that high. You can easily find an authentic Dr. Roller for less than $60.