Derma rollers for home use have fast become big sellers because they are not as expensive as other skin treatment options. And because of this, there are a large number of derma rollers flooding in the market to cater to a growing number of consumers.
However, the most trusted brand of all the derma roller brands is the Dr. Roller – the only roller that is certified by the FDA. There are also reliable brands such as ZGTS that produce durable and good quality derma rollers.
And along with the reliable brands, of course you may encounter many cheap and inferior derma rollers. In fact, there are fake Dr. Rollers, most of which come from China. They are most likely shoddily constructed, and even not safe for your skin.
When you get a new roller, how can you tell if it’s indeed safe, of high
quality and otherwise not fake?
Well, unfortunately, sometimes it’s difficult to tell which derma rollers are genuine and fake, because they look almost like exactly each other. For instance, you cannot easily check if the roller is pre-sterlized as you buy it. It is even hard to decide if the length of the needles of your roller is accurate. Or, you cannot check if the needles are sturdy enough (e.g., they won’t come with bent tips)
So, how to avoid the fake derma rollers and spot the genuine ones?
Many people have ended up disappointed and frustrated if they find out that the derma rollers they are currently using turn out to be the fake ones. So to avoid that from happening again, check out the following tips on how to spot which are fake and genuine derma rollers:
Before you order:
- Compare prices of the derma rollers that you find online or at actual shops. If you look at a derma roller’s price that’s ridiculously cheaper than the others, it means that it is not likely a good quality derma roller.
- It’s best to buy from a reputable company and an authorized reseller, not from some fly-by-night derma roller shop.
- Do not assume what a shop says about its roller without questioning its quality. What these companies are saying may be true, but it may be also a lie.
- Google that website or company that sells derma rollers. Check out their customer reviews – they are a good indicators if these companies are reliable or not.
- Be extra cautious with unbranded rollers. If the company or website claims that it makes its own rollers or “at the same factory that it makes…” then it’s a red flag.
After ordering and receiving:
Let’s assume that you have not done some checking on derma rollers before buying, and now you have just already bought one.
You want to determine whether the roller you have bought is good and safe for you. It’s sometimes really difficult to tell the difference between a genuine, good quality derma roller and a fake one. However, if you take a close look, you will be able to tell a few signs that can quickly hint a fake/low-quality derma roller.
- Examine the needles. Are they properly aligned with each other? Are they of the same size and height? If not, return the roller immediately to the seller and ask for a refund.
- If you notice that a few needles are bent, return the roller and demand for a refund.
- Examine the box. If isn’t sealed with a hologram sticker (and hologram stickers are expensive to make, by the way), then you should consider it as a fake and poor quality roller.
- If the box’s cover bears no logo or the logo doesn’t match the roller inside, be very suspicious. Ask whoever sold it to you and go to the next step below…
- Look up the manufacturer. For example, if the roller’s package says “clincial resolution USA,” Google the name and find their website. Once you get to their website, search for things to look for in a roller to verify its authenticity.
Check out the related article: “How to Spot a Fake Dr. Roller”