Efficacy: Professional microneedling is considered much more effective than at-home microneedling devices. Microneedling under your eyes can be effectively used to treat scarring, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, or visible veins underneath you eyes.
If you're looking to reduce dark circles under your eyes, microneedling will help by increasing collagen to the area and essentially adding volume where volume has been lost. At the same time, the rest of your skin will benefit from the increased collagen.
Although patients can see visible changes after one procedure, the under eyes typically take four to six sessions over three to six months to achieve desired results. Generally, eye bags and dark circles diminish after 45 days, while wrinkles are reduced.
The science of tightening eyelids relies on causing controlled trauma to skin so as to stimulate collagen production and thereby improving the quality, thickness and integrity of skin. This can be achieved using Plasma BT or Microneedling.
Microneedling is a safe procedure with minimal downtime. SkinPen can be used safely and effectively on all areas of the face, including the upper lip and lower eyelids. This procedure does not involve harsh chemicals or laser heat, so there is no risk of burns, blister, or hyperpigmentation.
Most experts I've spoken to advise anything between 0.2 and 0.75 millimeters for use at home. (Benjamin advises staying under 0.5 to avoid damage.). You'll want to replace your micro-roller after a few uses due to the potential of bacteria on the roller head.
The combination of microneedling and customizable radio frequency (RF) improves the efficacy and makes it suitable for hooded eyes as well.
In short, yes, microneedling can make you look younger. As we age, our skin tends to become less tight and firm. When you get older, your body starts to break down collagen faster than it can produce it.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling allows tightening of the skin around the eyes by creating controlled micro wounds to encourage the generation of new and healthy skin. These tiny wounds trigger the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which helps create a lifted look in the eyebrows.
Both microneedling and Botox injections are safe and effective for patients with all skin types. Depending on patient needs, you may even recommend both, using microneedling to improve the surface and deeper condition of the skin, with Botox injections to help improve results longer term.
Nano-needling is a non-invasive transdermal serum delivery system. A stylus is used to tap nano-cartridges to the skin—thousands of microscopic pyramid-like tips that penetrate the skin's epidermis. These cartridges are thinner than human hair, and, when they touch the skin, form as much as 200,000 nano-channels.
Do your best to avoid sweating during the first three days following your treatment session. Avoid steaming-hot showers or baths, jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms.
Shaving, waxing, hair removal creams, and electrolysis can all irritate the skin. Avoid all forms of hair removal in the areas you plan to have treated with the DermaPro dermal pen in the week leading up to your appointment.
Microneedling leads to reorganization of old collagen fibres and laying down of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries leading to the effect of skin tightening.
Microneedling can cause bleeding so it may not be suitable for people with clotting or bleeding disorders, or who take medicine to thin their blood. You may want to avoid microneedling if you have conditions that affect your skin, such as eczema or diabetes, or if you have a weakened immune system.
Like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling isn't without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days.
So caffeine is a collagen killer and we should steer clear? Not exactly. "It's worth remembering that coffee doesn't destroy collagen, it inhibits its production," says nutritional therapist at the Pulse Light Clinic, Lisa Borg.
“And free radicals are the big culprits that destroy collagen, and therefore, lead to the appearance of lines and wrinkles.” For an antioxidant serum adored by AW – and dermatologists, for that matter – try SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.
Cosmetic surgery, including brow-lifts, blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery), and face-lifts can reduce the appearance of sunken eyes. These techniques are more invasive than dermal fillers and involve a longer recovery time. However, they can offer a more long-term solution to sunken eyes.
Dermal Fillers for Hollow Under Eyes
The most common treatment for under eye hollowness is the use of a cosmetic hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane or Juvederm to restore volume under the eyes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, so these fillers are generally hypoallergenic.