I asked a cosmetic dermatologist, "Does a facial massager really work to lift up my face?
A beauty item called a beauty massager or a small face roller is a way for such people to easily get beauty effects. By massaging your face and neck with the roller, you can become beautiful, but is it really effective? We asked Dr. Masami Yamaya, who is in charge of anti-aging treatment for sagging skin and spots at the Takami Clinic, a cosmetic dermatology clinic in Omotesando, Tokyo, to tell us more.
There is no scientific evidence for facial rollers, but...
There are many facial rollers on the market today, ranging from a few thousand yen to tens of thousands of yen. Are they really effective for beauty?
The most common effect of facial rollers is to stimulate the skin and lymphatic system, which can improve blood circulation, improve skin tone, and temporarily lift the skin. However, it is not a permanent effect." (Dr. Yamaya, same below)
The effects that are claimed in mail order programs can indeed be expected. However, there are some things you should be aware of...
There are some things to keep in mind though... "Immediately after using the facial roller, you may be able to feel the effects mentioned above. However, there is no scientific evidence for facial rollers, so it's hard to say.
Since there's no scientific evidence, can I use the methods that I've seen on the Internet as substitutes for a facial roller, such as tapping my face with a spoon or rolling a plastic bottle on my face?
The effect of the stimulation is the same, but it depends on how you do it."
Avoid using facial rollers that are not suitable for your skin.
Even if there is no scientific evidence and the effect is only temporary, there are still people who want to try using a facial roller. What should you be careful about when you actually try it?
If you are allergic to metal, you should not use a roller that irritates your skin too much. Also, if you irritate your skin too much, it may destroy the collagen in your skin and cause it to sag, so be careful.
With these precautions, you may be able to expect some effect on your beauty if you use a facial beauty tool. However, Dr. Yamaya says that there are ways to reduce wrinkles and lines on the face without using a facial roller.
In addition to lightly stimulating the lymphatic system of the face and pressing on acupuncture points, take a bath to warm up the entire body, improve blood circulation, and moisturize thoroughly. Do not rub your cheeks or give yourself a strong massage, as it may have the opposite effect.
As we get older, wrinkles and lines gradually but steadily become darker. As we age, wrinkles and lines gradually but steadily deepen. It's just not possible. Beauty is not achieved in a day. It is good to rely on beauty products, but it is more important to make it a habit to take good care of your skin every day.