Every now and then, I’m contacted as a reviewer to try out a product that at first blush doesn’t appear all that interested to me. It isn’t that the offered product lacks any appeal; rather, it’s that based on my experience in handling merchandise I might have the best point-of-view with which to have much to add to what others have already said about the item. Such was the case when a retailer contacted me regarding the Derma Roller – my first thought was “what am I going to do with this?” but, once I received it and gave it a test run I learned otherwise.
The truth is I have these ‘spots’ that have shown up on my neck the last few years. They aren’t all that big or all that noticeable to most folks; however I’ve watched them grow a bit more obvious the older I get. Not knowing what they were, I pointed them out to my physician during my last physical, and he explained to me that they’re nothing to worry about, that they’re basically what one might call ‘age spots’ that creep up on men due to the long-term effects of shaving. The constant tug of the razor and the constant slice of the blade can eventually do that to the skin, he explained, and he had some passing suggestions to minimize the appearance of more of them as time goes by. As to those that were there? “Think of them as mile markers,” he joked.
So when I learned about the Derma Roller and read some of the other reviews, I was a bit skeptical at first. But I decided to give it a chance, and I’m glad I did.
What I did was select two areas – one on each side of my neck – to perform a bit of a ‘test run.’ The larger age blemish – on my right side – I’d start to treat with the roller three times a week, whereas the mark on my left side I’d leave completely alone (except for the minor advice offered by my doctor).
There is an obvious improvement to the test area. Don’t get me wrong: the age spot hadn’t completely faded from existence, but it has grown less visible. What started out as being a fairly rich shade of red fairly quickly changed to a kinda/sorta soft brownish look, and now it’s only a few shades darker than normal skin. I’m not certain if it’ll make any other significant improvement with the passage of time and continued treatments with the Derma Roller, but as the product’s information clearly indicates this can be used in a preventative measure I’ll definitely keep working at it.
As for that untreated area? Well, it’s now time to go to work on that!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you’re even anything like I am – initially skeptical when folks recommend a product that promises what you think may be a small miracle – then you’re probably like I was. The Derma Roller showed me what is advertised may very well be possible (there’s another small area that so far seems pretty unimpressed with the device), and – at this price – it’s definitely worth the try.
In the interests of fairness, I’m pleased to disclose that the fine folks at Diva d’or offered me an opportunity to test the DERMA ROLLER; and their contribution to me in no way, shape, or form influenced my opinion of it.