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SRS Micro Meso Roller
« on: November 02, 2010, 04:21:14 AM »
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What do you think of these, they are supposed to be less painful to use?

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SRS Micro Meso Roller
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 06:04:39 AM »
They may hurt less (if you want to believe the marketing hype of a company that asks 130 dollars for a dermaroller..), but that would be because they don't work, in that case. If it doesn't hurt, the needles are either too thin or too short to cause significant collagen regeneration, because damage is required to trigger that, and causing that damage hurts. No pain, no gain. No magic bullets.

The Micro Meso roller is just one of those super-cheap Chinese dermarollers, sold as a "magical roller" ("doesn't hurt") by a Middle Eastern company with a presence in Asia. I admire their chutzpah, asking 130 bucks for a run-of-the-mill Chinese-produced, throwaway-after-use roller costing perhaps two or three dollars to produce. Knowing the off-factory bulk prices, I would be very surprised if they pay more than five, six dollars a piece for that roller (can be seen in the below demonstration in Tel Aviv):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5h48FkRHRI

It is most definitely not produced in France or Belgium, as alleged here:

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?p=6393519

We have tested a lot of rollers and that always involves buying them from the factory, as we don't deal with retailers asking 130 dollars of course.

ALL rollers are made in China or Korea, period. Anyone telling you their roller is made in the US or Europe is a liar.

UPDATE 1:

I paused the YouTube clip seen here and had a close look at that roller. Look at its handle.. It is the roller that was so bad that it did not even made the entry requirements of our dermaroller test!



http://www.owndoc.com/dermarolling/dermaroller-review/

(It's the roller that penetrated its packaging - I assume that for $130,- they've changed their packaging now - but obviously not the roller..)

That roller is pictured in our test, above the text:  "One was “dead on arrival”: Its needles had penetrated the blister  packaging and some were bent. We found that the needles were of  textile-grade steel instead of surgical steel, and the handle was too  flexible to apply constant pressure."

That "Meso Roller" is clearly distinguished from other rollers by its badly designed handle. You can also recognize it by its large circular sides. It's the worst roller we ever saw:

Note that our initial test is about a year old. I'd say that so far, this "Meso roller" is the biggest scam we've seen in the dermarolling world. There really is only one roller with such handle shape. It is particularly simplistic and badly designed, not ergonomical and too thin, so that it bends. For 130 dollars you can buy a year's supply of top-of-the line dermarollers, including ointments, vitamins and single needles. I am amazed at how clever, very expensive marketing can make people pay 130 dollars for something that should cost at best 13 dollars. We are doing it the opposite way. We do not do any marketing. Nothing. That's how we can afford to remain honest, get a lot of word-of-mouth and don't have to recoup excessive marketing cost by selling cheap crap at an outrageous premium.

UPDATE 2:

Just to be sure that apart from the "SRS" print on the handle, we're talking about the same dermaroller here, I went to the SRS site and sure enough, it's that same roller with the too thin handle and the chunky, squarish mount for the roller head:

(Photo made by Assaf Zeira in Israel - he asked us to take the picture down but it is used in fair use)



That generic lowest-quality roller is re-branded offered by more companies, such as "Dermal Integrity". They always ask an outrageous price for it (Dermal Integrity wants 150 dollars..) and claim all kinds of nonsense, such as FDA approval and US origin. Look at the shape of the handle where it is attached to the roller head holder and you can recognize this inferior roller. I mention again that we purchased this roller from its Chinese factory for less than five dollars!

UPDATE 3:

To back up my assertion that this SRS company is not French or Belgian, here are its registration details:

http://www.betterwhois.com/bwhois.cgi?domain=srs-solution.com&x=0&y=0

The company is owned by the (assumedly) Lebanese Mr. Elias Chabtini and he currently lives in Asia (Singapore):

Mr. Elias has been selling beauty-related products all over the Middle East, including Kuwait. Nothing European about that company.

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