How To Use the Qure Micro-Infusion System
Microneedling can create incredible results for your skin, but having it done at a med spa can be pretty expensive. While I love splurging on a trip to my esthetician, I also like to keep up with my skincare at home.
The Micro-Infusion System from Qure is a super-easy and completely safe at-home microneedling kit that comes with everything you need to achieve glowy, smooth skin. I’ve been using this system for a while and am so impressed with the results.
In this guide, I’m sharing my microneedling routine using the Quire Micro-Infusion System plus tips for helping your skin recover.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses extremely thin needles to prick the skin, which stimulates the body to produce natural collagen and elastin. Some microneedling procedures also use serums and platelet-rich plasma to infuse the skin with nutrients.
During the healing process following the microneedling procedure, your skin begins to look smoother, more even, fuller, and more luminous. You can have microneedling done on the entire face, or target specific areas with fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or dryness.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
While your skin won’t transform overnight, few skincare treatments produce the same beautiful results as microneedling. Some of the many benefits of this procedure include:
Improves skin elasticity
Reduces hyperpigmentation and acne scars
Reduces acne and smaller pores
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
How Deep Do the Needles Go?
If having dozens of needles poked into your face sounds painful, I’ve got news: it really isn’t!
While professional microneedling can penetrate slightly deeper, at-home microneedling kits like the one from Qure are extremely gentle on the skin. The needles in this kit only go 0.5 millimeters into the skin, and the process is only slightly uncomfortable.
Is It Safe To Do Microneedling at Home?
Yes! At-home microneedling kits are designed to be safe to use at home, even if you’re not a licensed esthetician. Because the needles in the Qure Micro-Infusion Kit are packaged in sterile containers and intended for single use, there’s no risk of bacterial contamination. The needles are also designed to be extra gentle on the skin.
Because at-home microneedling is less intense than professional microneedling, you’ll need to do more procedures for the same results.
At-Home vs. Professional Microneedling
While I’m not a licensed esthetician, I have spent a lot of my time and money on professional skincare procedures and skincare products. I am a huge advocate of the industry and think that anyone who can afford to get professional treatments should do so.
Professional microneedling penetrates deeper and delivers faster results than at-home or DIY microneedling. This said, at-home microneedling can produce the same results as professional microneedling, but you will need to be more consistent with your treatments.
Both are excellent options that can transform and enrich your skin, and it ultimately comes down to which option is more accessible to you.
What You’ll Need for At-Home Microneedling
Qure’s Micro-Infusion System comes with everything you need to do microneedling at home, but there are a few extra items I like to add to my routine. In addition to the at-home kit, I recommend having:
Single-use alcohol prep pads
Clean silk pillowcases
Qure lets you custom your Micro-Infusion System so you can choose how many treatments you want and your preferred serums. I like to use a combination of the Hydra Soothing Serum and the Rejuvenating Serum. Less is sometimes more when it comes to skincare, but in this case, more is more!
How To Microneedle at Home
Before I dive into how I like to microneedle at home, let’s chat about when you should be microneedling.
Your face will be slightly red and inflamed for a while after you microneedle, and it’s important that your skin can be left alone for at least 12 hours after your treatment. Because of this, I recommend microneedling in the evening so you have the full night to recover.
1. Add Serum to the Microneedling Tool
Get started by washing your hands thoroughly and putting on a pair of gloves.
Choose your serum of choice (I like to mix the Hydra Soothing Serum and the Rejuvenating Serum.) Remove the stopper from the serum and pour some into the reservoir of the microneedling tool. Once you have added your serums, it should be about ⅔ full.
Cap the tool with a freshly unwrapped microneedling head, then cover and shake well until the serums are fully combined. With the cap still on, flip the tool over so that the needles are down, and allow it to stand for about 3 minutes. This will fill the microneedles with serum.
2. Prep the Skin
Prep your skin with a gentle water-based cleanser to remove oils, dirt, and makeup.
Using an alcohol prep pad, gently wipe your face and neck, staying away from your eyes entirely.
3. Start Microneedling
Remove the cap from your microneedling tool and gently tap the needles across your face in a grid pattern. Cover the entire surface of your face taking care to be extra gentle around the eyes.
Repeat this two more times for a total of three passes over your face. You can also work down your neck and onto your chest. Take your time, and feel free to focus on the areas you are more concerned about.
4. Add a Final Layer of Serum
Remove the needle head from your microneedling tool and dispose of it. You will use a fresh needle head next time. Apply the remaining serum to your face using your hands. Press the serum into your skin gently using the tips of your fingers.
Don’t touch your face for at LEAST 12 hours! Forgo your nighttime skincare, the serum you’ve applied needs to do its work undisturbed. Remember that you have just created thousands of small abrasions on your face, so you need to be careful not to get it dirty or irritate the skin.
To protect your skin while you sleep, I suggest having a clean silk pillowcase at the ready. After a night of beauty rest, you can go back to using your regular skincare and makeup, but you should avoid harsh exfoliants and retinol.
Check out my DIY microneedling tutorial on YouTube to see the Qure Micro-Infusion System in action!