At-Home Microneedling 101

Microneedling 101

It’s a completely natural, high-tech beauty treatment that can be done from the comfort of home with zero down time – who wouldn’t be curious about that? With big results come big questions, so allow us to explain from the frontline. (Spoiler Alert: It doesn’t hurt!)

How do I use GloPRO® Microneedling Roller?

GloPRO® can be used right out of the box. Before starting, wash your face, then further clarify target areas with a Prep Pad. Press the power button to ignite the LED red light and pulse stimulation, and you’re ready to roll. Glide GloPRO® over your cheeks, chin and forehead in a combination of horizontal, diagonal and vertical strokes for 60 seconds total, spending extra time on target concerns if needed. After you’re done, sterilize GloPRO® by spritzing the attachment head with isopropyl alcohol, then store in a dry place. Make the most of your microneedling treatment by immediately following up with a serum or moisturizer. (More on that below!)

How much pressure should I apply when microneedling?

Let the weight of the GloPRO® work its magic, no extra pressure is required.

Does microneedling hurt?

Not at all. Unlike the doctor’s office variety, at-home microneedling tools are totally painless. The sensation is like an exfoliating scrub with a little extra toothbrush buzz thrown in. While an at-home derma roller is covered in hundreds of needles, blood is never drawn, and the micro-channels created in the skin are imperceptible to the eye.

Where can I microneedle?

The most popular target areas are on the face (forehead, cheeks, chin), neck and décolleté, and body (buttocks, thighs, abdomen and arms). The only place we don’t microneedle is on sensitive, compromised skin, which includes eyelids, open wounds (including acne) and raised surfaces like moles.

When should I microneedle? 

We recommend microneedling at night for 60 seconds, 3x a week, however you can definitely GloPRO® more (even every day if desired). We roll at night to allow our bodies time to do regenerative work. By microneedling just before we sleep, collagen production in our skin is enhanced thanks to this natural regenerative cycle. Plus, skin can be flushed and sensitive post-microneedling, so this allows our faces time to sleep it off.

Does microneedling help with fine lines and wrinkles?

Yes! Microneedling is a multipurpose treatment that helps with wrinkles, acne scars, sagging skin, uneven skin tone and more. When microneedling, you’re making microscopic indentations in your skin’s collagen network along with “micro-channels,” which are pathways that allow skincare to access deeper layers of the skin. This action triggers a natural healing response which produces an abundance of new collagen and elastin in these areas. New structural proteins are produced, which makes existing wrinkles and scarring appear smaller and less noticeable.

How big are the needles on GloPRO®?

GloPRO® has four interchangeable MicroTip™ attachment heads of various sizes and needle lengths that can be used to treat concerns from cellulite to fine line reduction. Each MicroTip™ is designed for each body part’s specific skin density, so pick your target area, pick your MicroTip™ and get rolling.


Can I microneedle while pregnant? 

Yes, GloPRO® is safe to use both during and after pregnancy. Because GloPRO® doesn’t contain ingredients, it’s the most natural, effective way to firm up loose skin and fade stretchmarks.

How is GloPRO® powered?

GloPRO® comes loaded with 2 fully charged AAA batteries. GloPRO® runs on batteries, but we include a power cord and adaptor as a convenience in case the replaceable batteries die. Keep in mind, the power cord isn’t a charger – it must be plugged into the GloPRO® in order to keep it going.

What products can I apply before and after using GloPRO®?

Before using GloPRO®, clean your skin and sterilize target areas with a Prep Pad (these are strong enough to kill any invisible gunk remaining on the skin). GloPRO® creates pathways in the skin that allow for 200x better absorption of skincare, so what you put on post-microneedling is especially important. For 1-5 minutes after a treatment, your skin is ready to pass key nutrients down to cells on lower skin layers – so take advantage! Apply moisturizers with Vitamin C and E or hyaluronic acid-based creams to promote cellular turnover, combat UV damage, and damage caused by environmental aggressors. To reduce wrinkles, boost collagen and even skin tone, reach for serums with retinol and Vitamin A (like retinol), which help restore skin’s youthful bounce and glow. 

 

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