Can microneedling help bags under my eyes?
I have some dark circles under my eyes so I am looking for some skin treatment or procedure to improve the area. Is microneedling something I should be looking in to? I know you can do this at home.
Dark circles and puffy eyes are common aesthetic issues that can make an individual appear tired and older than they really are. While dark circles may result from a stressful lifestyle or too many late nights, they are also caused by genetics.
The skin beneath the eyes is the most delicate skin on the face, and the darkness that is apparent is actually caused by blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the skin in a controlled manner, stimulating collagen production. Increased collagen means thicker, plumper-looking skin, and a more youthful fresh appearance. It is suitable for all skin tones.
When performed by a professional aesthetician, microneedling is very safe. Although the under eye area is more sensitive than other parts of the face, the tiny punctures heal within one to two days, and any redness disappears after 24 hours. The procedure is natural, with no need for invasive surgery or use of any chemicals. While the patient may experience some slight discomfort during the treatment, it is generally very tolerable, with very few reported side effects.
While there are at-home dermarolling options available for purchase online, I would highly recommend that you schedule a microneedling consultation with a professional. It is safer to place yourself in the hands of someone with experience to avoid inflicting any damage on the delicate under eye skin.
Moreover, dermatologists and aesthetic clinics have sophisticated microneedling technology such as the Dermapen, capable of achieving better cosmetic results than feasible at home. Most patients benefit from four to six sessions performed over a period of three to six months.
You should see an improvement approximately two weeks after your first session, as the skin will be stimulated to begin the process of creating new collagen. The under eye skin will begin to look healthier, brighter, and firmer, with the very fine lines filled out. On completion of six sessions, most patients are delighted with their results and undergo occasionally undergo maintenance treatments for skin rejuvenation.
Everything that I've read about micro-needling under the eyes has been pretty positive. There are way more reviews about people that are trying to deal with bags under their eyes but they're still quite a few of people that have been dealing with dark circles.
Basically what I found is that dark circles under the eyes have to do with reduced fat and thinning skin in the area. This treatment is really great for that because it helps to produce new collagen for less of a hollow look.
I'll be honest though, while I know that this procedure can be done at home I would rather go to a medical practitioner for safety sake. Working with a professional versus an at home micro-roller or derma stamp produces better results because they are able to use a longer needle size to puncture the skin and create new collagen. I'm probably going to give this a try with all of this research that I've done so I'll try to come back and update. Laser treatments and chemical peels could also be a good solution but I will maybe try those after microneedling.