There is a lot that goes into microneedling treatment, but the key thing to know is that it can be used on all areas of the face. This includes under your eyes and on other delicate areas. If you are unhappy about how your under eyes look – perhaps you are unhappy with dull skin, or you’re suffering with dark circles – you can rely on microneedling treatment.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that encourages the skin to produce more collagen. This creates a plumper and more youthful look, and it can revitalise dull-looking skin. This is a good beauty treatment for anyone who feels their skin is starting to sag, age or look duller than usual. By rolling a number of small needles across the face, microneedling creates small puncture holes in the skin. This encourages the skin to produce new cells to repair itself, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. With more collagen and elastin in the skin, the appearance of the skin is improved.
Treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on how large the target area is. You will need between four and six microneedling treatments to achieve noticeable results. Most clients have microneedling done on their face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body. For example, it can help to smooth out the skin on your stomach or thighs. It’s a versatile treatment that can be used in several ways, adding to its popularity.
The Benefits of Microneedling
Many benefits come with microneedling, which is why it’s such a popular aesthetic treatment. Microneedling reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, which slows down the ageing process, and helps to reduce pigmentation on the skin. By boosting the production of collagen and elastin, microneedling helps the skin to look fuller and plumper, reducing the severity of creases and folds in the face. With more collagen, it’s harder for the skin to wrinkle. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed out, and ageing skin is given a new lease of life.
Microneedling can also give dull skin a much-needed boost. Stretch marks, sun damage, large pores, hyperpigmentation, under-eye bags, acne and hair loss can all be improved with microneedling.
Reducing the Appearance of Dark Under Eye Circles
Many people suffer from dark circles under their eyes, so you are certainly not alone. This can make your skin look older, tired and duller than you would like. Though you might have already tried creams and serums with little or no luck, you haven’t tried microneedling as a treatment option. Microneedling can effectively help reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes, helping you look younger and fresher.
A handful of things can make dark circles worse; genetics, tiredness, drinking too much alcohol, dehydration, stress and an unbalanced diet. These are all made worse by age. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the fat layer under the skin begins to move away from the eyes. This creates a hollowed and thinning look, creating dark circles. Microneedling is able to specifically target this area, encouraging the skin to replenish the missing collagen. As more collagen is produced, the skin begins to regain some of its volume and fights the signs of ageing, reducing the appearance of unwanted dark under-eye circles. With more collagen and plumper skin, dark circles are less noticeable.
Skin-Tox Microneedling Under Your Eyes
At The Body Work Clinic, we offer Skin-Tox treatment, which is a combination of microneedling and micro-infusion. It works in the same way as standard microneedling – a selection of very small needles are rolled across the skin to puncture it – but we deliver a personalised cocktail of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants into the skin at the same time. This helps to give skin a much-needed boost by reducing the signs of ageing, brightening dull skin, improving tone and texture, hydrating deep into the skin and repairing any damage.
Are There Any Downsides of Microneedling?
There is no denying that microneedling is an effective way of treating under your eyes, but it doesn’t come without a downside. Of course, these downsides are relatively minor, and the effectiveness of the treatment outweighs them. Though you might have to deal with healing time and discomfort, microneedling is one of the best under-eye treatments available, which is why it’s hugely popular.
- It’s likely that a few courses of treatment will be needed before you see the improvements, so microneedling is by no means an instant solution. In some cases, it can take the area days or weeks to properly heal after microneedling. You need to give your body time to heal and rejuvenate itself.
- You might experience some pain and discomfort after microneedling, which is to be expected. Plus, the skin might be red for a few days after treatment. This is completely normal, but it can be uncomfortable.
- It’s unlikely that your skin will bruise and bleed after microneedling under the eyes, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. If this happens, it should rectify itself without treatment within a day or two.
- It’s not uncommon for skin to peel after microneedling. This usually begins with the skin feeling tight before flaking and peeling away.
Though there are a handful of downsides of microneedling, the impressive results outweigh the possibility of discomfort and multiple treatments being needed.
We understand how frustrating it can be to have dark circles under your eyes, especially if you have tried to reduce their appearance with various creams, lotions and serums. Our microneedling treatment is safe to be used under your eyes, and you can take comfort by choosing The Body Work Clinic, knowing that we are a team of microneedling experts. Book a consultation today and speak to one of our specialists.