Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that offers a solution for a variety of skin conditions and concerns.

Very popular with celebrities this treatment tricks the skin into thinking it has been wounded.

This triggers the production of new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger, firmer skin. By adding epidermal growth factors, we have created the most comprehensive and advanced microneedling treatment available.

Growth factors are a group of specialised proteins found in many different cell types within the body. They have many functions, with the most important being the activation of cellular renewal. Their job is to turn essential activities within the cell ‘on’ or ‘off’ to help each cell function as it had in its prime.

Playing a variety of roles, they help to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance by increasing cell renewal, cell defence, blood circulation and collagen and elastin production.

  • Anti aging
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation
  • Rejuvenation
  • Saggy skin
  • Reduced superficial wrinkles on the face and lips
  • Improvement in overall skin tone and texture
  • Minimised appearance of skin pores
  • Increased product absorption
  • Improved skin texture on the neck
  • Textural improvements to the chest
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks

Micro-needling is most commonly used for facial treatments, but it can successfully be used on any area of the body.

How the Technology Works

Skin needling, also known as derma pen micro needling or micro needling therapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with fine needles.

The purpose of this procedure is to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can result in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin

Microneedling treatments: what to expect at The Skin Lab

Microneedling, also known as “collagen induction therapy” (CIT), is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure for skin rejuvenation. It involves the use of a micro-needling device, (manual or electronic) to create controlled micro-injury which, in turn, helps the skin to help itself. Skin needling provides results similar to laser resurfacing and deep chemical peels but at a fraction of the cost and with minimal discomfort or downtime.

Each fine needle creates a channel, or micro-wound to the dermis. This controlled micro injury triggers the body to stimulate the wound healing response. Fibroblasts and growth factors are stimulated to fill these micro-wounds with new collagen and elastin. In addition, new capillaries are formed leading to greater oxygen and nutrient absorption for a brighter complexion. A course of 3-6 treatments leads to a reduction of fine lines and stimulates skin rejuvenation, with improved skin texture, firmness and pigmentation. For acne scars and deeper wrinkles a course of at least 6 treatments is recommended. Creating controlled micro injury to the deeper layers of the skin, without the removal of the healthy surface layers, as with other resurfacing techniques, means there is rapid healing time and the preservation of protection from the environment.

There are various needling devices and at The Skin Lab we prefer to use an electronic micro-needling machine, known as the Rejuvapen. We have the Dermaroller available on request. The Rejuvapen is an FDA approved device that is proven to provide less discomfort, with minimal to no downtime and provides greater results than a roller. The added advantage of the pen is that the depth of needle penetration can be altered during treatment. This enables us to provide a truly bespoke treatment plan to minimise discomfort and maximise results around sensitive and not so sensitive areas. The tip of the pen is small, allowing it to pass closer to the eyes and nose for a more effective treatment in those areas that are of great concern to many. The vibration of the Rejuvapen also helps to minimise discomfort.

    How does microneedling work?

    How does microneedling work?

    The treatment area is disinfected and a topical anesthetic cream is applied and left to activate for 30 minutes. Once numb, working area by area, the numbing cream is removed, the skin disinfected and a serum containing epidermal growth factors is applied.

    Using a single use sterile treatment tip, the skin is needled in a ‘Union Jack’ pattern. Once the microneedling is finished, the skin is cleansed using a gentle antiseptic cleanser, followed by an ice cold compress to soothe the treated area. A cooling hydrating gel is applied, followed by a mineral SPF 50 sunscreen.

    Long term results and skin health are achieved by a course of microneedling treatments, regular advanced clinical facials and accompanied by a preventative, corrective and protective skincare programme.

    A thorough skin consultation is carried out, concentrating on helping you understand the procedure, possible side effects, and the importance of after care.


    This treatment may not be suitable in the presence of: Keloid or raised scarring on targeted area, history of actinic (solar) keratosis, history of Herpes, Simplex infections, history of diabetes, presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on the targeted area.

    This treatment cannot be used in the presence of: scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, rosacea and blood clotting problems, active bacterial or fungal infection, immuno-suppression, scars less than 6 months old, facial fillers less than 6 months old, pregnancy, prescription blood thinning drugs and metallic implant.


    Day 1

    Possible erythema and red appearance which varies between people.


    Day 2

    A red or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn. Light swelling may be noticeable on waking and usually subsides as the day goes on.


    Day 3

    Skin may still be slightly pink. The slight swelling has usually subsided.


    On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry. Your normal skincare programme can be resumed after day 3, with more active products being introduced after day 5 or when the skin has returned to normal.

    Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, protect the skin from the environment and enhance your desired results.

    Note: Individual results may vary depending on skin type, sensitivity, age, and skincare history.

    Microneedling is a popular and effective treatment

    • 3 days downtime
    • 3-6 Sessions
    • Long lasting
    • From €200

    Microneedling Prices

    • Face


      60 minutes
    • Hands


      40 minutes
    • Face & Neck


      60 minutes
    • Face, Neck & Chest


      80 minutes

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