ReFa Pro Platinum Electronic Roller from Japan

Hands up, all of you who get excited with beauty gadgets! Okay, my hands are up. Yes, I am always thrilled about beauty gadgets and some of you may remember my attempts at rolling my face with needles. Okay, I no longer prick my face anymore and so, the derma rollers I have is now sitting somewhere in a cold, dark corner, feeling totally wasted. Anyway, I’ve moved on and am currently using the ReFa Pro Platinum Electronic Roller to roll on my flabby arms, bulging tummy, fat thighs and *ahem* saggy butt.

The Refa Pro Platinum Electronic Roller is described as a revolutionary home device from Japan, designed to generate a solar-powered micro-current for a daily comprehensive face and body treatment. One million units of ReFa Pro were sold in Japan just over a year after its launch and it is also attested by esteemed international doctors and aestheticians, as well as used by international and Japanese celebrities. I’ve got to say the people at ReFa Pro really know how to leverage on the celebrities to make their marketing dollars worthwhile!

Micro-current treatment
Okay, I’m all new to micro-current technology but I’ve learnt that the human skin has a natural, extremely low electrical bio-current that flows through. As we age, our bio-current levels decreases and skin loses its elasticity and shine. So ReFa Pro acts as a daily micro-current treatment that compensates for the reduction in bio-current levels while rejuvenating the skin and reactivating skin cells. And apparently, micro-current treatment was first used in the 1980s in America as a treatment for stroke victims and other patients suffering from partial paralysis of their face. The treatment helped to lift the paralysed muscles back into position, improving visages with drooping facial muscles. This micro-current treatment has since been adapted for use in non-surgical and cosmetic enhancement.

The benefits of using ReFa Pro Platinum Electronic Roller are said to include:
· Shapes and contours facial/body lines
· Boosts moisture levels
· Improves blood circulation
· Tightens enlarged pores
· Improves skin texture
· Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Personal experience
I’ve tried rolling this device on my face but I can’t really detect any noticeable difference, probably because my daily facial massage regime has been keeping my face more or less well contoured. However, I did see a slight difference on models with one side of their face rolled during the launch so I believe it does offer lifting and tightening of loose skin as well as lymphatic drainage for efficient detoxification. I’ve been using this ReFa Pro more for my body, hoping to roll away some flabs but haven’t been all that consistent and hence can’t speak of any results yet. But I’ll say this is a wonderful body massage device because the eight-angled rollers produced at a precise 131.8°angle mimic an aesthetician’s hand movements during a massage, replicating the procedures performed by the professionals. My hubby loves it when I use this on his back and I find that I don’t need to assert as much strength compared to massaging with my bare hands.

Usage and material
Here’s a video on the proper usage of ReFa Pro. What I like about this tool is that you don’t need to add batteries and neither do you need to run it via electricity. The best part is, you can use it wet or dry. And besides the micro-current treatment, the ceramic rings contained in the angled rollers of Refa Pro are made up of 16 different natural ores such as Amethyst, Tourmaline and Germanium. The unique combination of these 16 natural ores has been fine-tuned for cosmetic purposes and achieves additional effects of lifting and detoxifying.

Price and availability
ReFa Pro Platinum Electronic Roller retails at a whopping price of S$490 at Clariancy Aesthetic Clinics located at Raffles Hotel Arcade, Tampines, Parkway Parade, Jurong and Mandarin Gallery. You may call 6338 2619 for further enquiries. I received a unit of this as part of the media pack but personally, I’m unlikely to purchase it based on past experiences of buying gadgets and then leaving them to collect dust at a corner after awhile. But I’m convinced that this tool definitely works way better than those cheap, plastic rollers you see at Diaso so it is great for those who need some face lifting right at home and I’ll add that this is most ideal for salon operators as well as individuals who provide plenty of massages for their partners. Seriously, I regretted telling my hubby about this because he’s been requesting me to roll his back daily now. (-__-)


  1. Celestine says:

    I want to try this..Thank you so much for sharing this awesome massage..I thinks this is a very nice..
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  2. sesame says:

    It’s quite innovative but you’ll definitely need some perseverance for daily and long term results.

  3. xin says:

    would love it to have it rolled on my back too ?
    at the whopping price tag, it’s definitely not something that i would invest on, at least not right now ?
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  4. sesame says:

    Yes, the price tag is hefty. A good investment for those who need skin lifting and can find time to do this daily cos compared to going to the doctors, this is way cheaper too.

  5. hazel says:

    You mentioned having a daily facial massage regime… are you still using the Chizu Saeki method?
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  6. QQ says:

    does it help with stretch marks and lose weight? o.O

  7. Xen Ja says:

    Hi, may i know after about 2 weeks, do u really have the differences?

  8. sesame says:

    The difference isn’t noticeable but this is something I figure you need to use on an ongoing basis. I understand some see results after a month or two of consistent usage.

  9. Jacintha says:


    I am interested to get this but it is so costly! I went to the shop to take a look at this device and I think it felt too light to be effective.

    Do you recommend getting it for sagging face and large pores?


  10. sesame says:

    You’ll really need to use it consistently to get results. If you know how to massage your face, you don’t really need this. As for enlarged pores, you will do better with using products.

  11. CT says:

    Wondering are you still using this roller?

  12. sesame says:

    Yes, still using. I think it helps with daily usage but I can’t tell a lot of difference from my naked eyes though.

  13. Ct says:

    I’m thinking should I purchase this. Its very costly.

  14. sesame says:

    Yeah, it is…it might be a good long term investment. But your face is well contoured! It’s good if you can use it daily on your face and body.

  15. CT says:

    do we have to apply anything first, before we roll? or can just use on bare skin?

  16. sesame says:

    You can apply on bare skin. In fact, I use it sometimes in the morning before washing my face. After rolling, I’ll then cleanse my skin.

  17. fgipot says:

    Heya,bumped into your blog post on Refa.Are you still using it? I was thinking of getting it as im hitting 30 n notice sagging!!T.T~~~ but the price makes me wonder if the result is worth it..if it actually works at all…there is another product under Nuskin called the Galvanic Spa age loc that also uses micro current to contour face/body n stuff..pricewise is around the same but nuskin has some skincare stuff to go with it. Im confuse on which to get and which would work as there are not much reviews available that show the effectiveness of it like before/after pics..whats your opinion on it?thank you

  18. sesame says:

    For Refa, you will get some results from consistent usage. For me, I’ve been massaging my face daily so the results are not so obvious. The good thing is you can use it all over your body…provided you’re not lazy like me. ? But I can’t comment on Nuskin cos have no idea about the product.

  19. Sarah says:

    Hi, may I ask if you use ReFa on your under eyes area? It looks like it is not suitable for under eyes because the shape is not contoured to fit the under eyes area. Appreciate if you can share your experience on using ReFa on eyes area. Thank you!

  20. Sesame says:

    You can roll it on the undereye but I don’t find it doing much.

  21. Jacintha says:

    Hi, may I know how long the roller can last? Will the outer layer peel after a certain number of usage?

    How long do you recommend we use on our face daily for good results?

  22. Sesame says:

    Forever if you don’t drop it. Daily and a few times a day is fine. No problem. No peeling. If your skin is sagging, this will help firm up after a while. If your skin is quite good, you won’t see much effects though but it can be used as maintainence.

  23. Jacintha says:

    Thanks for the reply.

    May I know what do you use to clean the roller before each use on the face? Is it okay to use soap and water, or alcohol?

    Is it necessary to clean it after each use?

  24. Sesame says:

    I just use a normal wash cloth. The product doesn’t penetrate the skin, just massaging the surface so I don’t see a need to use anything extra. If you want to use soap and water, that’s fine.

  25. Lyna says:

    Theres a new model launched recently, Refa Carat. I think it has the same technology but on this time the bearings differs in shape and structure. I was wondering how would you know that the micro currents are present since there is only a solar panel and no other indication if the device is fully charged and ready to use.

  26. Sesame says:

    I don’t…I just assume. I wouldn’t want indications that might create heat or shocks.

  27. monalisa bio says:

    Hi po, Mam Sesame, which 1 is better, foreo Luna or this Refa pro for wrinkles, massager, and for smaller pores? Also worth the price….thank you very much!

  28. Sesame says:

    Hi, they’re both different products. One is for cleansing and another one is for massaging. For your purpose Foreo Luna might work but you can use a konjac sponge for the same effects and it’s cheaper.

  29. monalisa bio says:

    Thank you for the reply Mam Sesame…..

  30. Margaret CHOO says:

    Hi, I bought the RFa Carat from Tokyo when I went there in March this year. I heard about ReFa from my daughter. The one I bought, I was told was the latest, 4 balls similar to the 2 balls. Unfortunately, I am so lazy I hardly use it since. I am 66 years old, anyone needs ReFa would be me. I will write again but let me use it religiously for a month. ReFa is definitely cheaper in Japan. I paid S$300 plus, can’t remember exact but according to my daughter much cheaper.

  31. Patricia says:

    Hi, Margaret,

    I am interested to buy the refa carat from Japan since I will be in Toyko next week. Can you let me know whereabouts did you buy it from ? Thanks.

  32. larry says:

    When I saw how small the unit itself was I was skeptical about how effective the treatment would be.

  33. sonsy says:

    Hi, the electronic roller is Excellent. But in compared to the manual roller which is the best.
    I think that electric roller is costly a little bit.

  34. sonsy says:

    In compared to the manual roller which is the best.
    I think that electric roller is costly a little bit. What is your opinion.

  35. sonsy says:

    Is the roller fit for aged problem? I am worried about my facial skin.

  36. sonsy says:

    Hi Sesame

    why you give priority too much to this roller. As there are many natural way to treat facial skin natural and smooth.

  37. Ched says:

    Thank you for sharing this article! I think it’s a great product to invest in yourself!

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