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.


F, 42, New York

Tags:woman age 35-44 under eyes skin eye bags home treatment

Working in a stressful office setting for over 20 years, I started to notice under eye bags that just were not going away, even after getting adequate rest. One of my coworkers mentioned a microneedling treatment, which she said would help drastically. At first, I was super hesitant because I had never even heard of this before and I did not know how safe it would be. After some research though, I felt pretty confident in trying it and I was so happy to know that I could do it myself in the comfort of my own home. Now, after about 5 sessions over 4-5 months (about 1 per month), the dullness and darkness associated with my under eye area has essentially disappeared. I could not be happier! I am looking forward to long-lasting results, and so should you if you give it a try!

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.

Microneedling worked wonders for the bags underneath my eyes. I was looking extremely tired due to long work hours and family obligations, and the lack of sleep was really taking its toll on me. I had tried creams that promised to diminish the puffy eyes, but they were not nearly as effective as microneedling. The process worked wonders and helped me look as if I got hours of sleep. I only wish I had found this process sooner. It was as if someone had waved a magic wand over my face! Being Latino I was worried that it would not work for my darker skin type but it worked great. I am recommending microneedling to all of my friends and family as a way to remove eye circles and fine lines.

I had horrible, embarrassing dark circles under my eyes and microneedling got rid of the eye bags in what seemed like no time at all! After only three sessions the bags under my eyes were completely gone. I was astonished at how quickly it worked. You have to make sure to go to a reputable facility and get it done by a professional, but you will not be disappointed in the results. You could do it at hoe with a derma roller but in my opinion there is a lot that can go wrong if you do it yourself or go to someone who does not know what they are doing. The microneedles help stimulate collagen production which is what helps keep your skin nice and tight. When done correctly, microneedling gets rid of unwanted bags and so much more. Words can't express how happy I am with the results and I seriously encourage everyone I know to try it.

Microneedling works like magic. If your bags are really bad, I doubt they are anything compared to what mine used to be, and I still got them removed in three sessions. When done well, microneedling will offer impressive results. I went there seeking to remove acne scars on my skin because, like you, I never thought bags under eyes could be removed using this simple procedure, but I was surprised to learn that it could remove that and more. 

If you are starting, I suggest you do not even think of doing it yourself – let a professional do it for you. This way, it will be done right and the results will be fast and great. I had thought of acquiring a micro-needler, they are awash on the market, and doing it myself. But I saw all the things that could go wrong and reconsidered that. 

I used the microneedles in-home treatment under my eyes to treat bags and a tired look that I could not cover up with makeup. I was pleased to watch the premature lines on my face disappear, and I finally didn’t look tired anymore, thanks to microneedles! From what I understand, the micro-injuries in my skin boosted a production of collagen that is magically treating the thin skin in that delicate area.  I’m thrilled that micro-needling put my collagen production into overdrive and now I am experiencing the skin thickening under my eye and filling in the bags and lines. I’m thrilled with the skin treatment, and I would recommend you try it.

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.