Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling at Home

microneedling at home
Photos by Lisa Christie Photography

You know when you fall into a late night creep session on Instagram? Well that’s what happened to me back in the summer during one of my 3 a.m. feedings with Charlie. And, it’s when I first discovered GloPRO by Beauty Bioscience. I was seeing Instagram posts with women rolling a LED tool on their face, along with some amazing before and after shots, so I clicked to see what all the buzz was about. As it turns out, microneedling is one of the latest and greatest beauty trends right now and I’ve totally hopped on board. Today I’m sharing everything you need to know about microneedling at home.

Ok, I’ll start by saying that I didn’t have a skincare regimen before I bought GloPRO other than removing my makeup and washing my face before bed every night. I wasn’t into a routine that involved serums, oils, or facial treatments because of time and the expense of it all. What attracted me to GloPRO was how fast and efficient it looked. Rolling your face for 1 minute 3 times a week seemed pretty doable. However, pricking my face with hundreds of surgical needles had me a little wary. Nonetheless, it didn’t stop me from grabbing this product when I saw it go on sale, but it did take me time to build up the courage to crack it open and start using it right away. I’m kicking myself now for the hold up.

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So let’s get to all the burning questions one might have before investing in this at-home microneedling kit.

What is microneedling? (aka dermarolling)

[My version in a nutshell.] From what I’ve read and discovered for myself, microneedling is rolling a hand-held tool over your face (lips, or body) with teeny tiny surgical needles. It gently punctures the skin which stimulates collagen production and causes the skin to naturally repair itself. People are turning to microneedling as a popular, non-surgical anti-aging method.

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How does it work?

GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool comes fully charged and ready for immediate use. You divide your face into quadrants and target those specific problem areas. I like to focus on my forehead, the corner of my eyes, my nasolabial folds, and the corners of my mouth and above my top lip. The key is to roll in different directions so you don’t miss any surface area and to make sure you properly penetrate the skin for best results. I roll it vertically, horizontally, and diagonally about 2-3 times each direction. The red LED light and vibration also works in combination to rejuvenate the skin.

Here are the quick steps I take…

  1. Wash face
  2. Prep skin. (I bought the GloPRO Skin Prep Pads just to try them out and see if they made a difference.)
  3. Roll for 1+ minute
  4. Spritz the attachment head with rubbing alcohol to disinfect and kill bacteria.
  5. Apply anti-aging serum. (I currently use Tata Harper’s Rejuvenating Serum – Comprehensive Age-Defying Treatment. I love that you can use all your own preferred skincare products with this tool. You don’t have to commit just to Beauty Bioscience’s skincare line for results.)
  6. Go to bed and let the skin repair overnight.

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Does at-home microneedling hurt?

No it does not hurt. It feels like the tiniest of pin pricks or light scratching. I’ve heard that the needles are much smaller and less invasive compared to the tools in a dermatologist’s office. I’ve never tried professional microneedling so I cannot compare. But, if you can get your eyebrows waxed you can handle this. I would even say that getting your eyebrows waxed or your face threaded is way more uncomfortable than at-home microneedling.

I have extremely sensitive skin and my face was not irritated by this tool at all. It was maybe on the pink side from washing/prepping the skin and then rolling but not one blood droplet.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

First and foremost, microneedling stimulates the skin’s epidermal growth to increase collagen for a more youthful glow. By creating tiny holes in the skin it can be more effective in the absorption of products you apply afterwards. (I.e. anti-aging serums) 

After the first night my skin felt immediately tighter and very tingly. It was like this for about a week or two. After a month, my face still feels much tighter and my skin feels extremely smooth, and I can see a very slight change in my skin tone and texture. I haven’t had a facial in about six years but after dermarolling for a month it has been great for exfoliating and getting rid of my dead skin cells. It says it takes about 3 months for full results so I’m curious to see how much my fine lines and wrinkles fade.

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Where can you get GloPRO?

You can either grab this tool directly from Beauty Bioscience, or through Nordstrom, The Shopping Channel, and Amazon. I purchased mine through Nordstrom when it was on sale for Black Friday. If you follow Beauty Bioscience on Instagram you’ll notice they also randomly throw it on sale from time to time for about 20% off.

If you live in Calgary or the surrounding area, Nordstrom Chinook Centre carries the limited edition rose gold microneedling regeneration tool for $315 CDN. However, you can only get attachment heads and Beauty Bioscience skincare products online. Currently, no Nordstrom stores in Canada carries the additional products and skincare line.

What’s included in the GloPRO kit?

  • GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool
  • Plug-in Adapter (batteries are included and it comes fully charged and ready to go!)
  • 5 Skin Prep Pads
  • Sanitizing Bottle (to clean your attachment head after use. It comes empty so you need to fill it with rubbing alcohol yourself.)

Note: The attachment head requires to be replaced every three months for best results but I haven’t replaced it yet because I’m only on month two.

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Overall, I’m really pleased with my purchase. I honestly look forward to the evenings when I get to roll. I find it really relaxing and it helps me to destress before bedtime. It has made my skin firmer, it feels way softer, and it has been great at exfoliating and removing all my dead skin cells for a brighter and fresher look.

Happy dermarolling! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. I’d love to answer them.

This is not a sponsored post…just sharing what I like. 🙂

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