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What It Is

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses an automated, fractional device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries on the skin. The treatment is minimally-invasive and can improve the texture, firmness, and overall appearance of the skin. It can also reduce the size of pores and the visibility of scars and stretch marks. Microneedling stimulates cellular regeneration and collagen production, so the results are completely natural. In some cases, stem cells may be added to enhance the healing response.

Conditions Treated:

  • Uneven skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Large pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Scars
  • Skin laxity

How It Works

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment involving fine needles to create tiny punctures on the skin’s uppermost layers. The needles are attached to an automated device, creating a controlled skin injury.  During your treatment of SkinPen in Austin, the needles puncture the skin, and they trigger the body’s natural healing response, which includes the production of new collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that maintains the skin’s structural integrity, and elastin keeps the skin elastic and flexible. Together, these proteins increase the thickness and strength of the skin.

When you’re young, your body produces a high volume of collagen and elastin, making your skin look firm, taut, elastic, and youthful. But as you grow older, your skin’s ability to produce collagen is compromised, leading to wrinkles, skin laxity, and sunken cheeks. Microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin to improve overall skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the visibility of scars and stretch marks. Over time, your skin looks healthier, tighter, and more youthful.

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Add Exosome Therapy

Exosomes are tiny extracellular vesicles that are naturally produced by our cells. These powerful messengers contain a potent blend of growth factors, proteins, and RNA that work together to rejuvenate and repair our skin at a cellular level.

Exosomes can be applied after Microneedling, a BBL Photofacial, or Moxi skin resurfacing treatment to speed up healing and boost collagen production. Benev exosomes increase collagen levels by as much as 600% in treated areas, help to soften fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.


  • Face
  • Neck
  • Scars

Treatment Information:

  • Treatment Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Recovery Time: 3-7 days
  • Visible Effects: 4-6 weeks
  • Optimal Treatments: 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart

What To Expect

Microneedling is a relatively quick and straightforward treatment. Before the procedure, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort. The treatment involves using the cutting-edge SkinPen microneedling device to create micro-injuries on the skin. The medical provider will create micro-punctures in all the treatment areas. The treatment time depends on the size of the area, but it usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After the treatment, your skin may be red and slightly swollen, but these side effects should resolve within a few days. Your skin may also feel dry and tight, and it is important to keep it moisturized during recovery.

It’s important to keep the treated area especially clean during the first week of healing to avoid infection. Avoid swimming and exposing the skin to heat or sun 1-2 weeks after your treatment of SkinPen in Austin. Use a physical zinc oxide sunscreen (EltaMD) and avoid chemical sunscreens or exfoliating products for 2 weeks. Typically, the skin will appear smoother and tighter about three to five days after the treatment, and the skin tone may be more even. However, the full results of the treatment may not be visible for several weeks or months as the skin continues to heal and produce new collagen and elastin. The skin continues to age as time passes, so microneedling is generally performed as part of regular skin rejuvenation and maintenance to maintain the results.

Microneedling FAQs

How many microneedling sessions are typically needed to see results?

Results vary, but typically, a series of 3-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. Some may notice improvements after just one session, but consistent treatments yield the best outcomes for collagen production and skin rejuvenation.

Is microneedling suitable for all skin types?

Microneedling is generally safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. However, individuals with active skin infections, severe acne, or certain medical conditions may not be suitable candidates. Please consult our aesthetic providers to determine your candidacy.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with microneedling?

Common side effects include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which typically subside within a few days. Rarely, there may be bruising, infection, or pigment changes. However, you can mitigate these risks by following our provider’s specific post-care instructions.

Can microneedling be combined with other skincare procedures?

Yes, microneedling can complement various skincare procedures like PRP or exosome therapy to catalyze natural regeneration and optimize the results.

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Renu Well Aesthetics and Wellness is a luxurious aesthetic spa and wellness center dedicated to facial rejuvenation. Our medical providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your concerns and goals, review your medical history, and curate a personalized treatment plan, which may include microneedling with/without stem cell therapy. Please schedule an appointment to learn about SkinPen in Austin.

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