MICRONEEDLING 101 & WHY I’M OBSESSED.

Ok, so a couple weeks ago, I posted a series of Insta Stories on Microneedling. I was doing it at home, like I normally do – once a week to give my face that collagen boost. I’m ADDICTED to the feeling of the little needles on my face. No really, it’s quite a nice feeling. Almost relaxing in my opinion.

Anyway, I got a FURY of DMs from you guys asking WTF microneedling is? And does it hurt? And can anyone do it at home? LOTS of questions.

So, naturally I had to do an entire post on Microneedling.

I want to get super specific. But before I even begin, just know that I’m sharing what works for me. I’m not a doctor or a dermatologist. So, if you are thinking of getting on board with microneedling, talk to an actual dermatologist or do your own research. I always do my own research before trying anything! Especially when I’m trying something on my skin.

Ok, let’s get into some real specifics.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. It’s also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling can also help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and even stretch marks. It’s known to boost collagen and elastin in your skin which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. SO. MUCH. YES.

How does Microneedling work?

Basically you roll a tool on your face which has little tiny needles that prick your skin. Some needles are finer than others. Some can prick you enough to bleed a little, and others not. The bleeding is absolutely normal. In fact, may work better for some. I do recommend seeing a facialist for the more invasive kind. They also call this the Vampire Facial. It works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that the little tiny needles from the roller causes slight injury to the skin and the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.

This new skin tissue is more even in tone and texture. As we get older we lose collagen in our skin. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer.

You should know celebrities such as Jenn Aniston, Kim K, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and many more are obsessed with microneedling.

Jenn Aniston said, “I do micro-needling! I just learned about it a couple months ago from a facialist in New York. It allows the serums and whatever products you’re using to really soak in”

The thing is, microneedling isn’t new. In fact, it’s been around for hundreds or even thousands of years dating back to ancient cultures. It’s been said that the Chinese, Indians, and Egyptians had all explored microneedling to some degree.

You can either do this yourself at home, or get it done by a facialist. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars to get a facialist to do this for me every time, I choose to do this at home. Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE facials. You guys already know this. However, I find that I need to microneedle at least once a week (if not more). I get facials every 3-4 months. However, I just find that my skin GLOWS after I microneedle. I have the entire GloPro kit which is amazing. It works wonders on my skin. The kit is a bit expensive. It comes with the prep pads, the serum used to apply after you microneedle, and the actual microneedling tool. I’m absolutely obsessed with this.

Again, you must consult a professional or do your own research before trying this out.

Microneedling has been proven to significantly improve the following skin problems:

  • Rough skin texture
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars
  • Chicken pox scars
  • Large pores
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Aging skin
  • Stretch marks

If you’re doing microneedling at home, make sure to keep these tips in mind:

  • Avoid microneedling close to your period because the skin is more sensitive right before and during periods.
  • Microneedling should be avoided if you have active skin infections, such as cold sores or acne.
  • Be cautious about what you buy — cheap is not always better. For example, an inferior microneedle roller might cause skin discolouration or infection if inexpensive materials were used for the needles or the needles themselves were not properly sterilized.

BTW – none of this is sponsored. I truly LOVE a good microneedling once or twice a week. If you’re looking for glowy skin, this is IT. The brand I use is Beauty Bio GloPro. It’s expensive, but it’s amazing!

Ok, I want to know – Have you guys microneedled? Heard of it? And would you like me to do a video on the whole process. Because you know I will. Let me know in the comments.

Xx, kim

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3 Comments

  1. July 6, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    I actually just bought my GloPRO microneedling tool! I’ve been researching it for a while now so I’m happy to hear that you have positive thoughts about it.

    Unfortunately, purchasing the whole set was a bit out of my price range – do you happen to have suggestions on other serum brands that I could consider instead of the BeautyBio’s products?

    xo.Christine

    • July 8, 2019 / 8:40 am

      OMG, you will love the GloPro!! I am obsessed with it.

      As for serums, there are tons that are good out there. I’m currently loving Biotherm’s Life Plankton Elixr serum. And before that I was using L’Oreal’s Revitalift Serum, which is super affordable!

      xx, Kim

      • July 9, 2019 / 1:01 am

        Ah, thanks for the recos! I’ll definitely take a look.

        xo. Christine

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