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MicroNeedling / Collagen Induction Therapy


Automated MicroNeedling (a.k.a. Collagen Induction Therapy) is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and scarring (acne/injury/surgical) and revitalizes the skin’s overall appearance. During the microneedling procedure, tiny needles create precisely-controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the body’s wound healing response and increasing the natural production of collagen and elastin, key proteins needed to keep the skin looking firm and supple. As the skin’s reparative process progresses, patients notice significant improvements in the health and appearance of their skin.

Although there any many microneedling systems to choose from, Dr. Steven E. Zimmet has chosen to equip his Austin, Texas-based private practice facility, Zimmet Vein & Dermatology, with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite—in his opinion the most advanced automated micro-needling device on the market.

The Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite is a safe, effective, non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that can be used anywhere on the body (i.e. face, hands, legs, neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen and back). This quick, outpatient service helps to:

  • Soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to help achieve smooth, supple skin
  • Reduce pore size
  • Minimize the appearance of scarring (i.e. acne scars, injury-related scars, surgical scarring) and stretch marks
  • Revitalize and refresh the skin, thereby restoring and preserving the skin’s youthful glow and radiantly smooth, firm, appearance


Typically we apply a topical anesthetic cream for about 20-30 minutes prior to treatment.

The microneedling treatment takes about 15-30 minutes (depending on the size of the area treated) and has been described as feeling akin to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.

Immediately after the session you will notice a bright redness to the skin; however, this should subside within 1-3 days. We will recommend a topical skin regimen to speed healing.

Many patients notice that their skin has a subtle “glow” after a single treatment, and observe additional skin-enhancing benefits over the following several days and weeks, with continued improvements up to 6 months after the initial treatment.

Although some patients require only one treatment per year, we typically recommend a series of 3-6 treatments spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. Patients who present with advanced photo aging, stretch marks, acne scars, and/or deep wrinkles may require a more intensive course of treatment (typically 6-8 sessions every six weeks).


Dr. Zimmet has over 20 years of experience performing skin-enhancement services. See Dr. Zimmet’s full CV.

If you would like additional information about the rejuvenating effects of microneedling treatments with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite, please contact Zimmet Vein & Dermatology today at  (512) 485-7700. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Zimmet.

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Austin, Texas

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Austin, TX 78703
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