Derma Roller System Review: Prickly

Derma Roller System Review: Let’s Get Prickly

Real talk: I have stretch marks, and I don’t like them. I’m writing this Derma Roller System review after receiving a Derma Roller complimentary for my honest opinion. I hoped to minimize or eradicate my stretch marks.

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The Derma Roller is a prickly little device. It’s called “micro-needling” and supposed to be minimally invasive. It’s supposed to improve skin texture and minimize scarring, including stretch marks. Derma Roller also bills it as something that can tighten skin. It works by stimulating skin cell renewal – by pricking your skin with a bunch of small needles repeatedly.

Derma Roller System Review: Prickly


I received the 1.5mm needle roller. I immediately thought, yikes! I’m a big chicken who does not like needles or blood. Therefore, I rolled it gently over my midsection as per the instructions, in the hopes of tightening some loose skin and minimizing stretch marks. Derma Roller recommends using the roller every three weeks, so at review time, I had only used it once. After I rolled my skin, I slathered my midsection with cocoa butter. The good news is, it didn’t hurt. The Derma Roller was mildly annoying, but on a scale of 1-10 just a 2. It certainly didn’t feel like I was getting a tattoo, which is a very, very good thing. That tattoo on my right side hurt a lot.

Derma Roller Review: The Aftermath

Immediately after I used the Derma Roller, my skin felt itchy. I’m pretty sure it was from being repeatedly pricked by tiny needles. But I didn’t notice a difference in the texture of my skin. Like I said, I’ve only used it once, which wasn’t enough time to see if it worked.

I’m going to keep using the Derma Roller System, because I have nothing to lose. The company sent it to me for free in exchange for this honest Derma Roller System review, so why not? But if you’re looking for something that works quickly, the Derma Roller System isn’t for you. Then again, there really is nothing on the market that will instantaneously remove stretch marks and tighten loose skin. For that, your best bet is to see a cosmetic surgeon.

A Couple of Notes

When you go to the Derma Roller System website, be aware that it’s in German. You’ll need to click over to English in the upper left corner. Click on the UK flag.

The Derma Roller I received, at 1.5mm, is medical grade. This is to remove the tough, nasty scars that don’t heal easily. From the Derma Roller website:

Medical Needling is a minimal invasive treatment concept which provides an improvement of the skin texture. It is an excellent way to treat scars, acne scars and stretch marks. The Dermaroller is a medical roller with a roller head sized ranging from 10mm to 20mm. The roller head is generally equipped with sterilized needles whose sizes ranges from 0,2mm to 2,5mm.

If you do use a Derma Roller, you’ll need to cleanse the area to be treated thoroughly to prevent infection, and then sterilize the Derma Roller thoroughly after use.

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