Notes from my dressing table: Microneedling

Microneedling is the latest anti-ageing craze beloved by the influential, great and good of the social media world including Gwyneth, Jessica Alba Lena Dunham and our very own Trinny. It’s a gadget with miniature needles that you roll over your skin and the the teeny weeny wounds it imparts stimulate collagen production to allow deeper penetration of topical products. The GloPRO has just launched here and is designed for home use for one minute every night. It’s the size of a razor with a roller ball containing an LED  infra red light. The theory being that the combination of increased collagen and reduced redness should provide a skin rejuvenating effect, which it promises in 30 days. There are additional “heads” so you roll on the delicate eye area and a larger one for use on the body, which again encourages smoother skin. 

What it did for me? 

Feeling a tiny bit apprehensive about “wounding” my face,  I unpack my GloPRO and look at those tiny little spikes and think yikes! But I’ve done my homework and met with the founder Jamie O’Banion who is an ex model who, together with her dermatologist dad, launched skincare Bioscience, which specialised in anti ageing creams…until now.  The GloPRO launched in the States first and it’s quite the media and sales sensation not only winning Awards from Allure and InStyle but selling out on each and every delivery to high end department stores, Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom among them. She promises a pain free experience and serious anti-ageing results. Suffice to say her skin is peachy perfect when we meet and she’s got three young kids and has just stepped off the red eye from Dallas. I definitely want what she’s having. 

I roll the GloPRO all over my forehead, right and left sides, nasal folds nose to mouth and concentrate on each area separately for the 60 seconds I’m urged to.  It doesn’t hurt but the sensation is strange and you do feel a mini “prick” now and then. It immediately gives your skin a flushed appearance so best used only at night – a bright red face does look rather alarming but I wake up looking refreshed. I’ve only been using mine for two weeks but something rather wonderful has happened, friends are starting to ask “have you had something done?” suspiciously. Job Done. I’m hooked…..literally.  

Where from: Price:£199,  available exclusively at Harrods

Love Jane x

This piece first appeared on www.getthegloss.com

 

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