You don’t have to go very far to read an article on “Dermaroller for hair loss” or to find a glut of Dermaroller reviews. We know because we have seen them ourselves. But there are a few problems with those reviews.
Firstly, Dermaroller, like a lot of “premium” hair growth products and beauty products, seems to have a lot of affiliates. There are adverts, sponsored posts, and plenty of reviews that point to sales pages, Amazon affiliate pages and more. All of this means it’s very hard to find a genuine opinion on whether Dermaroller works for hair loss.
Here on Hair Growth Pills, we understand the need for affiliates. It’s how content sites make money. We know that because we use them ourselves. However, we have always put honesty first, because we know that fake reviews can be spotted a mile off, and that readers just don’t want anything to do with them.
So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide a Dermaroller review of our own. In this guide we’ll answer the following questions and more, all of which have been put to us by our readers:
- How Effective is Dermaroller for Hair Loss?
- Are Dermaroller Before and After Photos Genuine?
- Does Dermaroller Work for Acne Scars?
- Can Dermaroller Help my Hairline?
- Does Dermaroller Work for Stretch Marks?
What is Dermaroller?
First, let’s get the basics out of the way. This product is as the name suggests: it’s a simple roller that you apply to the skin. It is designed to “regenerate” and “repair” the skin and has been hailed as a natural, effective treatment for all kinds of conditions. If you heed to the many Dermaroller reviews, as well as the claims made by people trying to sell this product (either directly or indirectly) then it can help with everything from receding hairlines, hair loss, dry skin, wrinkles and more.
One of the things that has helped to draw so much attention to this product is the claims that it can get rid of stretch marks and acne scars. These are some of the holy grails of the beauty industry. Anyone who finds a cure for stretch marks and acne scars has found a goose that will never stop laying golden eggs. But does this seemingly simple product do that?
Probably not. In fact, we’d be amazed if it did.
How it Works
Dermaroller essentially works by puncturing small holes into your skin and then waiting for them to heal. That’s it. This is not a miracle hair loss treatment. It’s not a game-changing supplement. And that seems to be one of the things that has attracted to many to this product. They have grown tired of supplements that promise a lot and don’t work, or have a long list of side effects. They want something quick, easy, relatively painless, and completely devoid of side effects. Dermaroller is the perfect product for them, promising everything. But that’s all it is: a promise.
This device is everything that we want from a miracle treatment. And like all “good” miracle treatments it sells because it does show some positive results, just not to the extent you might think.
The Dermaroller Does Work
There is some science behind the claims of the Dermaroller. This gradual damage to your skin will speed-up the regeneration process. It will lead to skin that looks better and feels better. It will take time, but the benefits are there. We have seen many before and after pictures and we have tried it ourselves as well. From what we can gather, some of these images are legitimate. But the ones that look too good to be true, nearly always are.
We tried it ourselves several months ago when we just couldn’t avoid this fad anymore. We’d heard so much that we just had to try it. We were skeptical, as you can expect. To begin with, we didn’t feel anything (except the pain of a dozen needles, of course) and we didn’t notice anything. We actually hated it more at this stage as it has a way of making your skin look like it has been severely sunburned. Not a great look when you’re hitting the tiles or going on a date.
Over time, however, that faded away and the results came through. When the skin healed, it seemed to be firmer. It looked better. It felt better. Not by a great deal, but there were positive effects there, there was no denying that.
Of course, then you have to go through the process again. More pricks. More damage and more looking like you’ve been pulled face-first through a rose bush. And again, the effects are there. Each time we noticed a slight improvement and each time we were surprised by this.
However, when we say “slight” we mean it, and that is the problem with this treatment.
Our Dermaroller review isn’t as positive as the ones you might be used to. We will admit that there are some results, and they are positive…in the end. However, there are a few points that need addressing before we decide if this is indeed a worthwhile product.
Firstly, we have no experience using Dermaroller for stretch marks or acne scars so we can’t comment on that. We personally can’t see how it would work though. We have searched through many reviews and have tried to focus on the ones that seem genuine. But even then, the jury is still out on whether it works for stretch marks and acne scars or not.
Secondly, we can say for sure that as far as Dermaroller for hair loss goes, it’s not effective. Not in the least. We have personally seen it vigorously tested on bald patches on the body and on thinning hair. It doesn’t seem to work, and quite frankly, we’re not sure how it could. We are willing to accept that it might have a positive affect on the skin. In fact we have seen and felt that ourselves, so we can consider that proved. But we don’t get the hair thing.
Dermaroller for hair loss is not a comment you see made by many of the product manufacturers. It seems to be something that is added by affiliates as a way of pushing the product, as well as a question that seems to be heavy on the minds of the users. That cold be because of a rumor, a throwaway claim, or even just hope. Whatever the reason, we’re fairly sure that Dermaroller is not effective for hair loss.
And that brings us to the most important part of our Dermaroller review. The third and final issue we have with this product is the fact that it straddles the line between a good product and a rip-ff and is always one price rise, one claim or one discovery away from being either.
Dermaroller Review: Our Thoughts
To clarify what we said above: Dermaroller’s results are positive. They do exist. However, they are fairly minimal. They are something you might get from using a really good cream for a few weeks. In fact, the feeling we got from Dermaroller when the sunburned look had faded was not unlike the feeling we get after a really good facial. Your face feels cleaner, firmer. Your skin looks and feels better. It doesn’t last forever, but it lasts for a few days and then you have another course of treatment.
If we had to choose between buying the Dermaroller and applying it ourselves regularly, or getting the occasional facial, we would choose the latter anytime. Dermaroller has caused a storm in the healthcare community because it has been deemed unsafe. It is putting users at risk of doing damage and even getting an infection.
Not only that, but it makes them look terrible afterwards and, to top it off, it’ll set you back around $250!
Our Dermaroller review comes down to this summary: It’s risky, it’s painful, it’s uncomfortable, it’s incredibly expensive, it doesn’t do half of the things that users want it to do, but it does make your skin look and feel a little better in the long-term.
From our point of view, it’s not worth it. Give us a good facial, a good oil or a good supplement any day. But if you have the money, if you’re up for trying something new and if, like us, you’re sick of hearing about this fad and are itching to try it out for yourself, then go for it.