ZGTS Derma Roller : Titanium Review

I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I was going to try a new roller brand. It is called ZGTS Derma roller Titanium. Well, I ordered it. And it arrived. I’ve been using it a couple of times so I can now give you my first impression of it.

The ZGTS Derma roller is a highly regarded and one of the best selling derma roller in the market. I looked up a couple of times the specs of the roller and it seems that the 0.5mm model is the most popular. ZGTS derma roller has a nice packaging with a complete kit and a roller casing.


My Review: The ZGTS Derma Roller


zgts derma roller kit

ZGTS derma roller in nice packaging


Packaging: The first thing you notice about the ZGTS Derma roller is that it is very nicely packaged. It comes in a sturdy plastic box with a plastic foam inside which the roller’s handle is tightly held in safety to prevent damage.


There is yet an additional barrier preventing the needles from touching anything, in the form of a cylindrical transparent plastic cover, which, once closed, keeps the head of the roller in its center, again, protecting the needles.


As you can probably tell, I just love the packaging. In fact, I think it’s even better than the Dr. Roller‘s, which comes with a special casing to store the derma roller.


Handle: No real problem here, it’s nicely curved and pretty comfortable to hold, BUT, I must say, by now I kind of got used to Dr. Roller’s handle which allows you to safely place your index finger close to the needles drum, and gives you more control over the pressure you roll with.


Needles: This is supposed to be the biggest deal about this roller: its needles are actually made of Titanium Alloy, which is lightweight and obviously very strong. Supposedly, this makes the roller last longer than any other model, and although it’s too soon for me to say if it does, it’s pretty safe to assume that in fact, it does.

But again there’s a “but”, because, possibly due to the nature of Titanium, the needles are not as fine as in other rollers that I’ve used.


Even at the 0.5mm length which I ordered, it felt on my skin more like a 1.0mm, in my opinion making it less suitable for sensitive areas such as the face. For the more fleshy parts of the body (butt, thighs, hips, back) this roller would be ideal, though (even in the 1.0mm length, I suspect).


Bottom Line: While the ZGTS Titanium is a decent roller, with a good quality build, it is better used only on parts of the body in which the skin is thick. With its Titanium needles, it is made to last for a long time, and considering its price (which is considerably cheaper than most rollers), it makes for a very economical roller.


You can now get the ZGTS Titanium (the best dealer I could find on Amazon with free mask) – Link here.

Good thing they provide free tone up the mask( Vitamins skin mask) which I think a good deal.


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24 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I was just looking your pictures of sms and I noticed that I have them on the same spot as you are… Can I ask how much pressure do you use while rolling? because your skin is red like sunburned but mine look more like bruised.

  2. homeroller says:

    Hi. I’m using as much pressure as I am able to tolerate… And since I use a numbing cream (Emla), that’s a lot of pressure.

    Maybe my skin is more sensitive than yours and just has a tendency to get red fast?

  3. Anonymous says:

    hi there! Thanks so much for sharing great information about derma rollers. I’ve been reading a lot lately and came across your site. Super super informative.
    I wanted to by for face ( fine lines and hiperpigmentaion my my cheeks) , also wanted to get a body one for strecht marks and Celulite.
    Can you recommend what’s the best size for cellulite? I read 1.5 but heard that 2 or 3 is even better.
    I haven’t found any before and after pictures or posts that shows results on cellulite and that’s my main concern.
    I am also lost not sure which site or brand to buy. I found quite a few on amazon.
    Hope you can help!
    Thank you so much

  4. homeroller says:

    Hi! thanks, I’m glad you like my blog 🙂

    I always suggest to begin with a 1.5mm for body areas, because for some people even this length can sometimes be too much… Don’t use 2.0 or 2.5 unless you know what you’re doing. These lengths are only for really fleshy parts and I bet they hurt like hell too…

    About the brand, so far my favorite is (still) the Dr. Roller.

    Soon I will link to a site which will offer it (and other rollers) with a 10% discount. So stay tuned…

    Good luck,

    P.S. Look up Mustard oil for Cellulite… Recently I’ve been trying it for my stretch marks too. According to Ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine) it’s supposed to do the trick.

  5. homeroller says:

    p.s. For hyperpigmentation you could try one of the products containing Arbutin. If I am not mistaken there’s one in the site: dr-roller-shop.com (use the coupon ‘homeroller’ for a 10% discount).

  6. Jezebel17 says:

    This is exactly what I need for my marks on my butt. My skin is so thick there that my 1.5mm roller is not penetrating well enough. Thanks for the review!

  7. Juzer Shabbir says:

    Dear homeroller,

    A very great and informative website. Hats of to you!!!.

    I am right now 24 years old. And due to my acne I have developed a lot if Ice pick scars on my cheeks. I would be grateful if you could answer the following question:-

    1. Which roller would you recommend (Dr.Roller or ZGTS or another high quality roller called the Scientia Derma Roller, price is not an issue).
    2. Do you recommend any vitamin cream or any moisturizer cream that I my put after the rolling session in order to speed up the healing process of the scars.
    3. Lastly, how quickly should I start expecting the results?

    I would be very grateful if you could reply me either at the current blog or at my email addresses (juzershabbir@hotmail.com).

    Thanking You,

    Juzer Shabbir

  8. homeroller says:

    (I answered you privately too)

    First, thanks for the compliments.. it’s really encouraging 🙂

    Now to the questions:

    1. Dr.Roller is the best roller. ZGTS is also OK. The “Scientia” is actually a Dr.Roller, but it costs twice its price! So I would suggest getting either a Dr.Roller or a ZGTS.
    I assume you saw in my blog that you can get a 10% discount with dr-roller-shop.com.

    2. Derma rollers should work by themselves but I believe a good skin care product can speed things up and help. I made my own oil serum, but it is mainly made for stretch marks, so really I can’t guarantee it will work as well for scars… Check out the Dr.Roller SHOP maybe you will find a skin care product you’ll like. One thing you must do is apply vitamin C serum (see my blog article on how to many it yourself) periodically during the dermarolling period… No WHILE rolling (because it’ll burn) but the day before and after, and every few days use it – just before bedtime is a good time. It is very helpful!

    3. If you use the roller often, you should start seeing SOME results after 1 month or so, but real results only after 3-4 months I think. Skin takes time to regenerate…. It also depends on your immune system, general health, age, depth of the scars etc etc…

    I hope this helps & thanks for visiting my blog !

    Keep me (us) updated if you can…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I just came accross your blog and you really amaze me with your patience and dedecation.

    I have the problem of some stretch marks, just like you. They appeared as actually no apparent reason about 10 years ago and now, though they are really small and barely noticeable, still I want to fight them.

    For stretch marks whaat would you recommend? Dr. Roller or Dermaroller?
    I am willing to pay enough for getting such an improvement as you did.
    But I also read that for stretch marks you need to get more than 1.5mm as it won’t actually penetrate the collagen to build up new collagen cells.

    Please answer, Sincerely D.

  10. homeroller says:

    Hi. Thanks:) I only tried Dr.Roller as you can’t buy the (original) dermaroller for home use (except for their 0.2mm). Dr.Roller is very high quality. The longest needles I used was 1.5mm, but if your skin is really thick I guess you could try using a 2.0mm but I warn you it will be painful… Good luck!

  11. Anonymous says:


    is this roller disposable??
    or i can use it for one year??

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hi, i noticed you mentioned mustard oil for stretch marks, how effective has it been? I am looking to buy a ZGTS Titanium derma roller for my stretch marks how do you sterilize it after use? Thanks.

  13. homeroller says:

    It’s definitely effective, but I can’t tell you how effective it is alone (without the other oils I added). To sterilize a roller just soak it in alcohol (75% or stronger) for a few minutes each time after use, and let it dry completely before storing it. Good luck!

  14. homeroller says:

    If you clean and store it properly you can use it for about 6 months, sometimes longer.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Help! Just bought a derma roller from Dr Roller-1.0. Thought I would use it on my face to help build collagen. Just received it and in reading reviews trying to learn how to use it (it didnt come with instructions) I realized I may have the wrong size. Can you offer any advice?

  16. homeroller says:

    1.0mm is not a wrong size for use on the face, just make sure you wait a full week (or possibly a bit longer) between treatments. Good luck!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hi–great blog! It can be hard to find honest sites w honest info when everyone’s trying to sell their products (not against selling–just not at the expense of getting bogus info). This really seems like a genuine offering–so thanks for the effort and helping so many of us who deal w/ same issues. Anyway–I have a few questions:

    1. In FAQ you say you can’t use on actual eyelids? both undereye to prevent/improve creping look, and upper lids to lift and tighten? If the skin is too thin, then do you think that maybe the 2mm might actually work for this area? I do not have a big prob w/ crows feet buy I hate the crepey look under my eyes and nothing else I’ve tried actually works. Any thoughts?

    2. Can you use on chest and throat and jawline to thicken and tighten skin and lessen wrinkles? Is there no risk for penetrating too deeply in these areas?

    3. Can you use it on breasts for stretch mark reduction and thickening of skin?

    4. Can you recommend a good place to purchase the ingredients of your serum?

    5. Can you be a little more specific about how you will know you need to replace the needler. If you’re using numbing cream, will you still be able to tell?

    I know that’s a lot of questions, but any light you can shed would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

  18. homeroller says:

    Hi, thanks it’s nice to hear !

    1. You could try the 0.2mm (not 2mm!) on this area but to be honest, i don’t think it will do much difference. It depends on what causes the “crepey look”… and this only a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon can tell you by looking. Injection of fillers to that area does wonders (I’ve seen before/after pictures).

    2. You can use it on your chest but be careful in the throat and jawline. 1.5mm wouldn’t be good for that area. Perhaps a 1.0mm if rolled gently.

    3. Yes! Take a look at this blog : mystretchmarktreatment.blogspot.co.il/

    4. Try searching on eBay, they sell almost every type of oil. Compare prices.

    5. When you get it, pass the roller on your skin and try to remember how much it hurts (without numbing).. Then the following times you can do the same test and compare. Or, you can just look at the needles, they will become less ‘silvery’.

    Good luck!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Hi i bought a ZGTS 1.5 dermaroller online last week and use it on my strechmark i think my pressure was just enough,but the problem was my buttocks was super itchy but on the other parts ( i used it also on my abdomen and thigh)of my body got no problem i was wondering what causes the itchness it’s on my second day now.

  20. homeroller says:

    I always had itch there too ! It lasts a few days then goes away. Don’t worry.

  21. Anonymous says:

    What product do you suggest to remove cellulites?
    Really apreciate your help and tips!

  22. Siniša says:

    Hi, can you tell me the difference between zgts Derma Roller with 192 needles and 540 needles. Which is better for stretch marks? Is this with 540 needles better or worse?


  23. homeroller says:

    Siniša – In my opinion the number of needles doesn’t matter much (if at all). 192 needles are the standard and it’s enough, and I don’t think more needles will lead to better results. Also remember that you never roll once, you roll several times on the same area so for example if you roll 192 needs 3 times on the same area it’s exactly like rolling (once) with a 576 (192 x 3) needle roller.

  24. homeroller says:


    have you ever used the dermaroller on the scalp?