What is Micro-needling? Q&A

What is Micro-needling ?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that creates multiple superficial puncture wounds, releasing growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts creating new collagen and elastin. It is our collagen and elastin that keeps our skin plump and youthful.  

Does Micro-needling work?


It achieves results through increased quantities of skin cell nutrients to the skin through product absorption optimising cell function.

Injury to the keratinocytes promotes epidermal growth factors which increases cell turnover to reveal new healthy skin.

Tiny open micro channels created by the treatment allow up to 80% more product into the skin in comparison to just 7-10% with normal topical application of creams.

What is collagen and why is it so important?

Collagen is a protein made up of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen

Collagen makes up 30% of our bodies protein

Collagen provides suppleness, firmness and hydration .

As we age our collagen depletes. Hence the importance of looking after our skin with a positive lifestyle, good diet, sleeping well, exercising, protecting it using spf, using correct topical skincare and increasing new cell formation through professional treatments such as Micro-needling.

Does Micro needling hurt?

There is minimal discomfort and minimal/no side effects or downtime.  You are able to resume your daily tasks as normal.

Please take the time to read the aftercare question and answers.  

How many sessions of Micro-needling do I need to see results?

It is recommended a course of between 3-6 treatments, 1 month apart for optimal results. However, you will acheive a noticeable improvement in your overall skin health, texture, hydration, firmness and rejuvenation of the skin in just one treatment. If you are wanting to acheive specific goals to treat skin concerns such as pigmentation, deep scarring, acne, deep lines and wrinkles then a course of treatment will enable us to reach your goal.

Can everyone have Micro-needling?

Yes! Microneedling is suitable for all skin types.

However, the following are contra-indicated (meaning you are not allowed to proceed with the treatment for your safety)

Active herpes (cold sores)


Recent radiation

keloid scars

Facial skin cancer



Metal allergies

Botox- wait two weeks before needling.

Use of Roaccutane (within the last 6 months)

What are the skin health benefits to Micro-needling?

• Softening/reduction of Fine lines &  Wrinkles

• Firming of loose, sagging skin  

• Smoothing/refining Acne Scarring

• Skin rejuvenation  

• Improved Skin tone

• Lightening/reduction of Hyperpigmentation

and Sun spots

• Reduced Pore size

• Increased skin hydration and plumpness

What aftercare advice should I follow after having Micro-needling?

Use of Genosys Repair Cream/AFS for first week

•Do not use retinol or other AHA products for one week after treatment

• Skin may feel drier or tighter – this is quite normal.

• Do not use sunbed, sunbathe, sauna or steam bath for one month

• Always use recommended sun protection SPF 30 minimum – Genosys Multi Sun Cream SPF 40

• Avoid electrolysis, waxing, bleaching (face) for 36 hours

• Do not swim in chlorinated water for 14 days

• No excessive exercise immediately after treatment

• Avoid makeup for 24hours, mineral is recommended

• Take directed advice if undergoing laser or IPL treatment