The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Microneedling gives our patients at The Piazza Center in Austin, Texas, an innovative, effective option for significant skin rejuvenation without pain or downtime. We use the Eclipse MicroPen™, which offers unparalleled safety and reliably beautiful results, especially when compared with older dermarollers and even some laser devices. Get tighter, smoother skin, and see what a difference leading-edge technology can make when you undergo microneedling at The Piazza Center.
At The Piazza Center, we believe that beautiful results are enhanced by a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and desires. If you live in or near Austin and microneedling interests you, request an in-person or virtual consultation online, or call our office at (512) 288-8200.
Your Microneedling Procedure
Microneedling is a relatively straightforward procedure that doesn’t require surgery, anesthesia, or even recuperation time at home.
At The Piazza Center, each microneedling procedure starts with a sterile, single-use tip that contains 12 very small needles. Your aesthetician first applies a soothing topical gel to your skin to maintain your comfort and help enhance your results. The aesthetician customizes the pen’s settings to meet your specific needs. We then guide the pen across your skin while the automatic tip rapidly makes thousands of microscopic perforations in your skin. Most procedures last about an hour.
Dr. Piazza Answers Common Questions
Which parts of the body can I treat?
Although facial rejuvenation is most popular, microneedling is an incredibly versatile procedure that can be performed on various parts of the body. Aging, lax, scarred, or sun-damaged skin on the neck, chest, face, arms, legs, hands, back, and abdomen can be significantly improved with this exciting non-surgical technique.
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How many treatments will I need to have?
It depends on the condition you wish to treat. We recommend most patients get a series of 3 to 6 treatments for a specific concern, and some patients get maintenance treatments once a quarter or every 90 days. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin and work with you to design a treatment plan that prioritizes your needs as well as your preferences.
What does a microneedling treatment feel like?
The Eclipse MicroPen we use here at The Piazza Center has extraordinarily fine needles, making the procedure quite comfortable. Most people compare the sensation to that of sandpaper being rubbed against the skin. Most people tolerate the procedure well, and the addition of a hydrating gel can further enhance comfort.
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Your Microneedling Results
Immediately following your procedure, your skin will be flushed. This redness can last for up to 4 days, although some patients heal fully within 24 hours. There are no activity restrictions after microneedling, and you can return to your normal activities as soon as your appointment is over. At The Piazza Center, we recommend using a skin care product that contains growth factors to help skin effectively rebuild itself in the days following your procedure. We’ll help you choose just the right one from our extensive selection.
You’ll immediately notice that your skin has an attractive glow, which will only intensify as it heals. Long-term improvement generally develops over the course of a few weeks as skin’s collagen rebuilds itself, and this period can persist for up to 6 months. If you undergo microneedling to correct a certain skin irregularity, such as a scar, you’ll notice a gradual improvement in its appearance. Your ultimate results should be indefinite, but bear in mind that microneedling does not completely halt the aging process. You may wish to come in for yearly touch-ups to maintain your results for as long as possible.