Is microneedling good for combatting dark circles?
Microneedling Treatment for Dark Circles, West Malling, Kent
Dark circles under the eyes are a common concern that can make us appear tired, aged, and less vibrant. While there are several causes for dark circles, including genetics, lack of sleep, and lifestyle factors, many people seek effective treatments to reduce their appearance. One such treatment gaining popularity is microneedling. In this blog post, we will explore the causes of dark circles, explain what microneedling is, and delve into whether it can really combat dark circles.
What causes dark circles?
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, age-related changes, sleep deprivation, and lifestyle factors. Some individuals may have genetically thinner skin or increased pigmentation around the eye area, leading to more prominent dark circles. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, resulting in thinner and more translucent skin, making blood vessels and underlying structures more visible. Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can cause blood vessels to dilate, resulting in a darker appearance of the under-eye area. Additionally, excessive sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, and a poor diet can contribute to the development of dark circles.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a microneedling pen to create hundreds of controlled, invisible puncture wounds. Those wounds trigger the body to speed up its production of collagen and elastin by essentially “tricking” it into thinking it is injured and needs to heal.
An increase in those substances can help fight off fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation. It can also help to break up existing scar tissue.
Microneedling is also considered to be one of the safer cosmetic procedures out there. It’s an excellent alternative to many of the other procedures due to its quick recovery period, limited side effects and significant clinical results.
Can microneedling combat dark circles?
Microneedling has been primarily used for treating various skin concerns, such as acne scars, fine lines, and uneven skin texture. However, it has shown promise in addressing dark circles as well. Here’s how microneedling can help combat dark circles:
- Stimulates collagen production: Microneedling promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which can thicken the skin and improve its texture. This can make the under-eye area appear plumper and reduce the visibility of dark circles.
- Enhances product absorption: The tiny channels created by microneedling allow for better absorption of topical skincare products, such as vitamin C serums or lightening creams. These products can target pigmentation issues and help lighten the dark circles.
- Improves blood circulation: The controlled injury caused by microneedling activates the body’s natural healing response, increasing blood flow to the treated area. Improved circulation can reduce the appearance of dark circles caused by dilated blood vessels.
- Promotes skin rejuvenation: Microneedling triggers a process called neovascularisation, where new blood vessels are formed. This can help restore vitality to the under-eye area and diminish the appearance of dark circles.
It’s important to note that while microneedling can improve the appearance of dark circles, multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results. Results can vary depending on individual factors, including skin type, severity of dark circles, and adherence to post-treatment care.
If you’d like to learn more about microneedling and whether it’s right for you, click here to enquire or to book a consultation with an expert practitioner.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.