I’ve been contemplating micro-needling for some time but I have a slight aversion to stabbing myself with needles! However, I am willing to put aside the fear of pain just for you and so I have ordered it today, so watch this space…
I’ve put two links here. One from the actual manufacturer (Vice Reversa) and the other (Victoria Health) where I bought it from. If you want to wait to see the before and after pictures make sure you subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of this page. I originally spotted this in Glamour magazine and that link is here too.
Saturday 13th April 2019
Well I finally plucked up the courage to use my Vice Reversa Micro-Needling Plumping Patches. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t any where near what I thought it was going to be. The patches themselves are easy to use and place on your face but it would have been nice to have different sizes depending on where you want to use them on your face. I wanted one big enough for my whole forehead!!
I think I was expecting longer needles!! I was also expecting needles similar to those on derma rollers – these are dissolving micro needless and are totally painless.
Photo credit: Vicereversa.co.uk
Simple and easy to use!
- First, I washed my face. I used my usual L’Oréal Fine Flower Cleansing Cream as my skin doesn’t feel like like it could crack after use.
- I then applied my eye cream to the places I wanted to use the patch. I use Pixi 24k Eye Elixir. It’s not heavy and refreshes the eye area.
- The patches are small enough to place anywhere on your face. I chose the under eye area, the deep groove between my eyes and the deep lines above my eyebrow. I only did one side as I wanted to see if there was a marked difference.
- Once applied I gently pushed the patch in place.
- I then read the instructions again and noted that best practice was to leave on overnight. It was blinking 4.15pm and I looked a pillock! I’ve got places to go, people to see. Ne’er mind….
The proof is in the pudding. I’ll get back to you tomorrow morning.
- The cost! The packaging recommends that you use twice a week. If you use four in each session that’s £34.95 for 8 patches per week. That’s nearly £140 quid per month. I think I prefer to stick to my microdermabrasion at the beauty salon at £35 a pop.
- Not a negative exactly – but choose the time you’re going to do this carefully. Don’t do what I did and apply them too early in the day.
Not for me I’m afraid, they are way too expensive, especially if I stick to the recommended twice weekly application. I may try the derma roller next time!