Diva D’Or Derma Roller is a skincare tool, a handle with a rolling head that holds 540 titanium micro-needles 1.0 mm in length. When I was given the opportunity to try the Diva D’Or Derma Roller, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go through with it. I was the kid who hid in the bushes when it was time to go to the doctor for a booster shot. I was the adult who couldn’t wait for the acupuncture session to end. Why would I want to put needles on my face?
But actually, I was intrigued. The Diva D’Or Derma Roller is advertised with a slew of benefits:
- lighten acne scars and stretch marks
- fade dark spots
- fade fine lines and wrinkles
- lessen cellulite.
It’s also supposed to help eye pouches (no thank you!) and I guess stimulate the scalp to reverse hair loss.
Frankly, I’m skeptical about a lot of these potential benefits, but one promise that jumped out at me was that it would help skincare products like vitamin C serum and Hyaluronic Acid serum work better. I was also very curious about whether it would help break up or fade the serious dark spot on the my left temple. So I said, yes, send it to me.
So what does this thing feel like anyway?
Is it an instrument of torture? No, not at all.
What the heck does it feel like? Like a slight pin prick, maybe. Or a light scratch. Actually, it doesn’t hurt at all, but it feels, well, stimulating I guess. Very difficult to describe. It’s not unpleasant. It feels similar to something that was used on my skin during a facial that I had that may have been a laser or some kind of electric device??
How do you use it?
It’s a lightweight plastic roller handle with a purple metal roll with little titanium needles sticking out of it.
You just roll it lightly over your skin in a certain area in a particular manner: 4 times in each of 4 directions –
- 4 times up
- 4 times down
- 4 times diagonally in each direction.
Then, repeat the process on the next area you want to tackle. I do not use it all over my face but instead I concentrate on my problem areas: dark spots, the vertical wrinkles about my lip that didn’t used to be there, some fine lines on my upper cheeks that just showed up this winter. I would like to try it on my crow’s feet, but that seems too close to my delicate eye skin to risk it.
After I use it, the area looks a bit pink or red, but that goes away within a few minutes.
The instructions recommend using it every other day.
After use, apply vitamin C serum and moisturizer. Be sure to wash it after every use to keep it clean and free of bacteria.
So, does this crazy thing work?
Although I’ve had this for several weeks, I haven’t been home much of that time and I didn’t remember to bring it with me. I believe I’ve used it about 8-10 times. So I haven’t used it long enough to render a final verdict on its effectiveness. What I can say so far is that the texture of the dark spot has changed. It used to feel raised and thicker than the rest of my skin, and now it feels like the skin on the rest of my face. I’m hoping that’s a sign that something is happening. I have hope that if I use it regularly for several months, maybe the vitamin C serum will begin to help the dark spots fade some more.
I was curious about what others thought about the Diva D’Or Derma Roller so I read about 50 customer reviews. The users who were most satisfied claimed that the Diva D’Or Derma Roller was successful in decreasing the look of enlarged pores and in fading acne scars. Acne scars came up over and over as a success story.
So if you are an experimentalist and like to try new gadgets, give it a shot. The Diva D’Or Roller isn’t very expensive, it’s a nicely packaged, quality product. Over time, I’m hoping that it may just start to fade that big dark spot on my temple or even any of the smaller ones!
It’s sold on Amazon for $18.75. There are over 500 reviews of the product and 30 answered questions. Frankly, I was shocked that that many people have used it! After reading through a lot of them, I got a sense of what it can and can’t do.
Have you ever tried a derma roller or specifically the Diva D’Or Derma Roller? What do you think about it?