Reporting Kristine Sorensen
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Many are looking for something to help them look a little bit younger.
Now, two doctors have created a device you can use at home, which they claim will do that and more.
The hand-held device is called the Amp MD Roller, which was developed by Rodan and Fields.
“They have this tool in Europe in medical spas, but it’s not a take-home. What Rodan and Fields did is developed the only take-home anti-age roller, so it’s for anyone to use,” Rodan and Fields Sales Consultant Carmela Steliotes said.
You probably know Rodan and Fields for their anti-acne line Proactiv.
The Amp MD Roller is part of their new anti-age line of products.
“The anti-aging line was formulated about four years ago and it’s science based,” Steliotes said. “This is for anyone who’s trying to correct fine lines, wrinkles, pores, scarring, on stretch marks from pregnancy.”
Steliotes said it’s made with tiny, surgical steel needles.
“You can roll your face, your neck, your decollete, scars, acne scars and it creates little tiny, micro channel wounds,” Steliotes said.
Then, within 60 seconds, you apply the serum from an accompanying ball, formulated with peptides and retinol.
The roller is supposed to condition the skin to allow the maximum benefits from the serum.
“You have 60 seconds from the time you roll to apply serum because if you wait longer, everything will close back up again,” Steliotes said.
Libby Mascaro used Proactiv for years and now uses the Amp MD Roller.
She worked her way up to using it every other night, though you can use it every night. She’s also careful to sterilize as instructed.
The Rodan and Fields products helped Libby reduce the so-called “pregnancy mask” on her cheekbones.
“Some of my friends have even said, ‘Have you gotten laser resurfacing? Have you gone to a medial spa or dermatological spa?’ Only investment I made is Rodan and Fields line and I love it,” Mascaro said.
Mascaro also said her skin looks and feels softer, which is something Rodan and Fields said 100 percent of their participants experienced.
The anti-age system costs $300. It includes the roller, serum and sanitizing products, plus a cleanser, mask, toner, day cream and night cream. That’s a 60-day supply.
For Mascaro who has two young children, she likes the price and not having to take the time to go to a doctor’s office for treatments.
“Having my own product to use in my own house whenever I want, morning, noon, night, anytime, it’s a big benefit,” Mascaro said.
KDKA-TV’s Kristine Sorensen asked Dermatologist Dr. Suzan Obagi with the UPMC Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center whether it’s safe and if the science makes sense.
She said they have similar rollers with longer needles that penetrate the skin much deeper, which are painful and cause bleeding. They also get deep enough to stimulate collagen production.
Dr. Obagi said she’s not sure the shorter needles get deep enough to make a difference and you do need to be careful about infection and if you have certain medical conditions.
To learn more, visit www.steliotesfacerx.myrandf.com. You can also call Rodan and Fields Sales Consultant Carmela Steliotes at 412-916-3356.