Microneedling Under Eyes
Last updated on May 26th, 2022
Dark circles and puffy eyes are widespread problems that most people face some time in their lives. In case you too suffer from undereye issues, you might try microneedling under the eyes.
What does microneedling under the eyes involve?
Microneedling is a process in which percutaneous collagen induction is carried out with the help of minuscule needles which vertically penetrate the skin surface under the eyes. The small punctures are a form of controlled injury which stimulate the body to start its natural repairing process. New skin cells are generated which remove the dullness and darkness under the eyes. Microneedling under the eyes takes 4 to 6 sessions according to the patient’s requirement. These sessions can be done over a period of 3 to 6 months. Microneedling is sometimes done at home using a derma roller. However, it is safer to go to a medical practitioner for this treatment to avoid damage.
Is microneedling near the eyes safe?
This is a question that comes to mind whenever skin treatment is discussed. In this case, the concern is greater because it involves the sensitive eye area. However, microneedling has been proven to be safe as well as effective. The reason is that the small punctures created by the needles hardly take a day or two to get repaired and the redness also disappears within 24 hours.
Another factor is that micro-needling is a mechanical procedure that does not make use of any chemicals. This makes it much safer than surgical treatments. The process can be stopped at any time in case the patient feels any discomfort. This is a relatively less painful process that most patients are able to tolerate.
What are the results?
You can start seeing changes just after the first session. This is because the skin is already stimulated enough to start its new collagen formation process, which takes place over a period of 10 to 14 days.
As old skin cells peel off and new skin cells take their place, the skin under the eye starts looking healthier and becomes more firm. Eye bags gradually disappear within 45 days and dark circles, as well as wrinkles, are reduced. After the completion of all the sessions, the undereye area becomes free of all problems. Microneedling under the eye can be done on all skin types and the great results last for a long time.