Do microroller systems – like the Rodan and Fields AMP system work?
I’ve been testing this system myself and looking at the research………and I think there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Here are some of them:
- What is best “micro needle/prong” size to get an effect? The prongs on these systems differ by width of the little prong and by the length of the prong. Too long and these roller really hurt! Not long ……..are they long enough to build enough collagen to give a visible result (that’s not magnified or photoshopped??) ?
- Some patients after months of use have reported what they describe as tiny scars that may be visible. Once a system is cleared for home use, it may not be used correctly. Even used correctly, do some of these systems cause scarring over a longer period of use?
- Infections have been reported – the deeper the prong/micro needle goes – the higher the risk on this. One thing I like about the Rodan Fields system is that is has a sterilizing protocol and container included with the roller;
- Practicality – these systems are annoying to use, easy to forget and it’s hard to do something often when not seeing a result – accurate self-assessment on this one is key
My bottom line is that there is a lot of marketing and advertising money going into these which I don’t think it warrented by the results yet. My vote would be to save your money and time and see if there is better data in a year or so. Dr. I