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At-home microneedling has gained immense popularity with skincare enthusiasts of all backgrounds - influencers, college students, older demographics and skincare professionals. Offering an alternative to the traditional, in-office microneedling treatments available, at-home microneedling offers some of the same great benefits as their professional-grade cousins, but with the convenience and privacy of home, plus, zero pain and zero downtime.
In-Office vs. At-Home Microneedling
So what are the real differences between in-office microneedling procedures and at-home microneedle rollers? Microneedling procedures done by your dermatologist or other practitioners are considered invasive treatments. The microneedling roller used contains needles that penetrate deep into the skin, eliciting pain, bleeding and bruising. After an in-office microneedling treatment, you can expect to have a red, irritated face for up to 48 hours, sometimes longer. In-office treatments are also pricey and usually require several follow up treatments, it’s not one and done.
In-home microneedling delivers many of the same results as an in-office treatment but is completely non-invasive, pain-free and requires zero downtime. At-home microneedle rollers use tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin just like in-office treatments, but these needles don’t cause bleeding or bruising, and won’t leave your skin bright red. You’ll also pay a fraction of the price of an in-office treatment for an at-home microneedle roller. The best part is you can microneedle your skin from the comfort and privacy of your own home. All you need is a quality microneedling tool. Here are five characteristics of the best microneedle roller.
At-Home Microneedle Rollers Should Be Virtually Fool-Proof
Shop for microneedling kits that have stainless steel or titanium needles for superior quality, durability and ease of sanitization after treatments. At-home microneedle lengths are FDA regulated and cannot be longer than .5mm, so you may see a range of sizes. Longer needles work better on areas of the body with thicker skin like our stomachs, arms, thighs and bottoms. Shop shorter needles for more delicate areas like the face and eyes. One of the best derma rollers is the GloPRO Facial Microneedling Tool. It's not only incredibly easy to use, but it’s also completely goof-proof and perfect for home use. Using it is so simple. Once you have cleaned your face and prepped it with a cleansing pad, simply turn it on to activate the LED red light therapy and begin to roll your skin. Roll each target area for 60 seconds or less depending on the surface area (Ex. Face = 60 seconds, Eyes = 15 seconds each, Arms = 60 seconds each etc.). Once you’re done, turn it off, spritz the microneedles with alcohol and set it aside to dry. That’s it. You can use your microneedle roller daily for the best results.
The skin on just about every part of our bodies can benefit from microneedling. Areas like stubborn cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, stretch marks and sagging skin around the navel, or scars just about anywhere are target areas where microneedling can be used. However, you’ll need a larger microneedle roller to treat these areas. A great microneedle roller will have different sized roller heads that are interchangeable so that you don’t have to invest in a completely different roller. Additionally, treating smaller, more delicate areas will require a roller that is smaller, and thinner. The GloPRO Microneedling Tool has attachments specially designed to treat not only larger areas of the body, but the lips, eyes and face. Interchangeable attachments make the roller so much more valuable than a roller with only one non-interchangeable head (forget full-body treatments, it would take way too long). Having the ability to switch out attachments quickly allows you to treat any and all areas in one fell swoop.
At-Home Microneedle Rollers Should Treat Multiple Skin Issues
Some at-home microneedle rollers are only able to treat a localized area of skin and only certain skin conditions. Some of them promise only smoother skin and/or a healthier glow. While these are definitely some of the results you’ll get with just about any microneedle roller you use, the best microneedle rollers will be able to fade acne scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation, promote elasticity, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase collagen production, shrink the appearance of pores, diminish cellulite and enhance product absorption. If your microneedle roller doesn’t promise some results in all these areas, you should shop around for one that does.
At-Home Microneedle Rollers Should Be Painless
In order for an at-home microneedle roller to be something you’ll actually want to use, it has to be pain-free. If your micro-roller causes you discomfort, something isn’t right. Using an at-home microneedle roller should feel like a gentle exfoliant. While your skin may be pink and tingly after use, the entire experience, during and after, should not leave your skin feeling uncomfortable. The overall feeling should be refreshed, hydrated and healthy. The GloPRO Microneedling Tool is able to deliver effective and dramatic results while still remaining completely painless during and after use. Most users experience a pleasant exfoliating feeling when they use their microneedling tool; this is completely normal, as is a light pink tinge to the skin when microneedling is complete.
A Great Microneedle Roller Works Congruently with Products
It seems like a no-brainer, but you should make certain your microneedle roller is capable of working alongside your favorite skincare products. While your microneedle roller should remain gentle on the skin, it has to be powerful enough (i.e. quality material and appropriate needle length) to create the micro-injuries needed to stimulate the production of collagen and allow products to reach skin cells below surface level. If not, you won’t experience the full range of benefits available from microneedling at home.
The best microneedle rollers are the ones that deliver all the benefits of microneedling without a lot of complication and hassle. It will also be able to deliver results painlessly, and without any downtime. You can microneedle your skin at home and achieve amazing results, avoid invasive, in-office treatments and save money simply by making sure you have the best microneedle roller available.
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