Microneedling or Laser Genesis: Which is Right for You?

Microneedling or Laser Genesis: Which is Right for You?

microneedling vs laser genesis

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.

Microneedling: The Holy Grail of Skin Care

Microneedling: The Holy Grail of Skin Care


There are so many skin care treatments out there it can be difficult to determine the best option for you. However, if you’re trying to reverse any type of damage to your skin and look visibly younger, microneedling is definitely worth the try. Using a pen-like device called a Dermapen, several steel microneedles penetrate your skin. These needles cause microscopic wounds and kickstart the body’s healing response to boost collagen production. As a medical spa who offers microneedling in new jersey, we know a lot of people are hesitant about this procedure. If you’re unsure about microneedling, here are some big things you need to know:

Microneedling penetrates to the deepest layer of skin

One of the things that makes microneedling so successful is how deep it penetrates the skin. The needles on the Dermapen are adjustable and range from .25 to 2.5 millimeters in length. Depending on the severity of damage being treated, the needles will be shortened or lengthened to offer the best possible results. The deeper the penetration, the better the results.

The pain isn’t as bad as you think

If you’re feeling less than overjoyed at the thought of dozens of tiny needles pricking you in the face over and over again for 30 minutes, you’re far from alone. However, we are happy to tell you that many people consider the procedure comfortable. A numbing cream is applied to the face prior to the procedure. Then, the Dermapen is rolled over the face on all damaged areas, and it’s over before you know it. Remember, these are microneedles – not the needles used to get tattoos. They are so small that they pass through skin painlessly.

It reverses many different kinds of damage

Microneedling is such a wonderful procedure because it makes your skin look amazing from many different angles. Because the treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, microneedling noticeably reduces wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and most other types of damage. As if that weren’t enough, it also tightens loose skin. That’s why many people consider microneedling the holy grail of skin care procedures.

Your pores will shrink

Not only will microneedling reverse skin damage, it also makes your pores appear significantly smaller. It may seem counter-intuitive for a procedure that pokes needles into your skin, but those needles stimulate collagen production in your entire face, including the area in and around pores. With an increase in collagen production, those pores get significantly smaller than you’ve ever seen before.

Beauty products will penetrate deeper

Even though your pores will shrink, microneedling causes very tiny holes in your skin. These micro-channels, which are invisible to the human eye, do wonders for helping your skin absorb serums, moisturizers, masks, and creams. Microneedling will actually help you save money because your skincare products will work more quickly and effectively than ever before.

There is a difference between getting it from a professional and at-home kits

Many people think at-home microneedling will save them money while still getting great results. Unfortunately, there’s no evidence that at-home kits make any difference in your skin at all. Microneedling performed by a professional is safer and uses longer needles to penetrate deeper into the skin. The deeper the needles go, the more complex and severe conditions microneedling will treat. The best results you will see with an at-home kit may be an even complexion and glow to your skin, but even that isn’t guaranteed.

All in all, microneedling is a great procedure that has so many benefits for skin. After a consultation with a medical professional, he or she will customize the treatment for your skin type and level of damage. To schedule an appointment for microneedling in New Jersey and get well on your way to have the skin you’ve always dreamed of, fill out a form on our contact page.

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