Microneedling or Laser Genesis: Which is Right for You?

Microneedling or Laser Genesis: Which is Right for You?

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Our skin changes as we age. It is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in to fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections. Women and men are discovering new ways to get their youthful shine back with a new moisturizer, healthy habits, or heading over to the spa for a skin care treatment. Moisturizing and making healthy choices are everyday habits that are simple enough to complete, but finding the right treatment for you at a medical spa requires a little more thought. Two effective anti-aging treatments are offered at ANU Medical Spa in New Jersey: microneedling and laser genesis. These treatments go deeper than any new moisturizer or health craze. They are similar in the benefits they provide, but their approaches are very different. So which is right for you?

Microneedling vs. Laser Genesis

Benefits of both treatments

  • Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces pore size
  • Improves scarring
  • Improves sagging skin
  • Reduces discoloration and pigment issues
  • Boosts collagen production for firmer skin


Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses an FDA-approved electronic pen device, called Dermapen®. It uses multiple fine needles to pierce and needle the skin, which causes collagen remodeling and enhances skin rejuvenation. Different from an exfoliating treatment, microneedling penetrates the lower layers of the skin to kickstart the body’s wound healing response to begin producing new collagen.

Compared to laser genesis, microneedling is slightly more intense due to the mechanical nature of the treatment. The treatment only takes about 30 minutes, and there is virtually no downtime. Additionally, there are less potential side effects of microneedling, and it is safe to use on all skin types. After a few treatments, the results can last for months if taken care of properly.

Laser genesis

Laser genesis is a comfortable, non-invasive treatment that gradually stimulates new skin growth and collagen production by using laser technology. Laser genesis targets the upper dermis layer of your skin. Heat is used to boost collagen regrowth with no downtime and minimal discomfort. In fact, the laser genesis procedure has been described as calming and therapeutic. Due to its non-invasive nature, laser genesis is performed without the use of a topical anesthetic.

Laser genesis treatments tend to be more selective. By design, lasers use light as energy. This allows lasers to have a specific target to treat in the skin without damaging surrounding tissue. Similar to microneedling, laser genesis requires a few rounds of treatment to see desired results. However, laser treatment results tend to be longer lasting (up to 12 months).

With both treatments, there are things you can do to ensure the longest lasting results:

  • Use sunblock year-round
  • Limit smoking and drinking
  • Eat healthy and exercise regularly
  • Come back for follow-up appointments
  • Follow a recommended skin care routine

Deciding what’s right for you

If you’re looking to proactively treat your skin, microneedling is a quick and low-risk way to see the results you want. If you have a more specific skin issue to address, a laser genesis treatment might be better for you.

Want to try out microneedling? This month at ANU Medical Spa in New Jersey, microneedling is just $199, normally $350. For an extra fee, you could add on a vitamin C infusion for even healthier skin. See the monthly special here.

Everything you Should Know About Laser Genesis

Everything you Should Know About Laser Genesis

Clear Skin Thanks to Laser Genesis in New Jersey

Our skin, particularly on our faces, goes through a lot of wear and tear over the years – whether it’s sun damage, scarring, wrinkles, or burns. Well, what if I told you it’s possible to reverse some of the damage? You’d probably sign right up! Thanks to Laser Genesis, you can say goodbye to most skin conditions you experience.

Laser Genesis is a noninvasive laser therapy that penetrates deep into the skin to promote repaired and rejuvenated skin cells. Learn more about this wonderfully effective treatment below.

What exactly does Laser Genesis treat?

Unlike most other treatments, Laser Genesis treats much more than just wrinkles and fine lines. It reduces the appearance of many different skin issues, such as:

  • Redness and irritation
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Rough skin
  • Scarring from acne, surgery, burns, or other trauma
  • Rosacea
  • Excess brown pigment

Laser Genesis can also be used on a large number of trouble areas, including the face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest. However, if you are trying to reduce scarring, this treatment can be used on most parts of the body. To see if your problem area is eligible, book a consultation with one of our Laser Genesis practitioners in New Jersey.

Does it hurt?

Believe it or not, Laser Genesis is entirely painless. Instead, it feels like a warm, relaxing procedure. It is also very quick. With most sessions only taking 30 minutes and no downtime, most people can knock a treatment out over their lunch break.

What are the side effects?

While most people have no side effects following treatment, some clients with sensitive skin do experience a slight redness for a few hours. For those with incredibly sensitive skin, there may be occasional peeling or irritation around the treatment area, but it subsides.

Are results immediate?

Some people report seeing symptoms within a few days following their first treatment. However, most clients see drastic results from three to nine weeks post-treatment. This is because the new repaired skin cells start deep in the skin and need time to reach the surface. Once these repaired cells hit the skin’s surface, you will definitely know because there are significant improvements in redness, scarring, and other skin conditions.

How many treatments do I need?

Like most medical spa treatments, the number of treatments required depends on the degree of the skin condition you are treating as well as how healthy your diet and self-care routines typically are. Even though you will see some results after the first treatment, it is often advised to receive multiple treatments, usually around four or five, for complete results. For a more accurate estimation on how many treatments you will require, book a consultation with one of our Laser Genesis practitioners in New Jersey.

How long do results last?

Significant results typically last around six to 12 months, but it varies from person to person. To get the most out of your Laser Genesis treatment, make sure you take care of your skin. Some of the best ways to do this are wear sunscreen, eat a skin-friendly diet, follow a skincare routine, and exercise regularly. Most people also receive a booster every year or so to keep the results more defined.

Get ready to show off your best skin with the help of Laser Genesis! While they are many places to receive Laser Genesis in New Jersey, our experts have been performing this treatment for years and love making our clients look their best! Learn more or book an appointment here.

Laser Genesis FAQs

Laser Genesis FAQs

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How Does Laser Genesis Work?

By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

What Does The Procedure Feel Like?

Patients often describe the treatment as relaxing and therapeutic. You will experience a gentle warming of your skin’s surface during the procedure as the laser handpiece is moved back and forth about 1/2 inch above your skin. You can immediately return to normal activities, utilizing sunscreen if participating in outdoor activities.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your physician.

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