The Georgia Louise Hollywood EGF Micro-Needling + Ion Infusion Kit is a two-step regimen designed to treat — get ready for this list — the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, pigmentation, dryness, dullness, and uneven skin tone. How? The device uses soft, single-use microneedle pins to create tiny channels on your skin’s surface — in fact, 5,000 times per minute using 20 needles at a time. Simply pop on the micro-pin and guard, apply the EGF (which stands for epidermal growth factor, an ingredient made up of large proteins that float between cells and command your skin to replicate, repair, and rejuvenate) serum that comes with the kit, and work the device all over your face in an upwards and downwards motion.
“Microneedling devices can help improve skin tone, texture, and even fine lines by creating microscopic, low-grade damage to the skin — meaning it takes advantage of the skin’s ability to heal itself,” Dr. Zeichner. While a lot of over-the-counter devices are rollers that focus on applying extra pressure on skin, he says that this EGF device is “more similar to a professional treatment and will not lead to unnecessary strain or pull on the skin.”
He does however warn that over-the-counter microneedling devices aren’t effective in treating acne scars, which can potentially be a painful, infection-breeding procedure, so “it should only be done by a board-certified dermatologist,” Dr. Zeichner says.
After each session dispose the microneedle head (each kit comes with four heads, and you can buy refill packs), twist on the galvanic head, apply a bit more EGF serum, and run the device over your face again to activate the galvanic current — which is a type of current that increases blood flow, circulation, and pushes the serum (and any skin-care ingredients) deeper into your skin for soothing, hydrating, and brightening benefits. “Initially, galvanic current was used to infuse medicines into people that were sick because it basically pulsates nutrients and medicine into the dermis,” Louise previously told Allure.