If you’ve ever been conscious about the dark circles under your eyes, chances are, you’ve tried every possible solution to hide the problem — from concealers to eye creams and home remedies. However, these products don’t warrant long-term solutions to hide or minimize the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.
The appearance of dark circles under the eyes is one of the reasons why more and more people are trying out microneedling. This process promotes the production of collagen in the skin surface, under the eyes. Microneedling under eyes is known to minimize dark circles and provide several other skin benefits.
Can You Microneedle Under Your Eyes?
Yes, you can microneedle under your eyes! In fact, women with all skin types can use microneedling for their under-eye area and expect great results long-term.
Microneedling under the eyes is also minimally invasive and requires no downtime. This procedure is safe for individuals in good health but can have minor side effects for people under acne medications or pregnant.
The Benefits of Microneedling Under Eyes
Microneedling procedures have been used since 1905, yet not everyone knows of their existence. Most women continue to spend their money on over-the-counter products thinking that this is the only solution they have to hide dark spots in their under eyes. However, this isn’t true.
Because of technology, women like you can finally maximize a procedure that is specially made to remove dark circles under the eyes. Microneedling the under-eye area is a cost-effective investment because it provides many benefits, namely:
1. Reduce Dark Circles
Microneedling under the eyes is a great way to reduce dark circles as this procedure increases collagen in the area. Collagen is essential to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin because it boosts the body’s production of elastin that can add volume under your eyes.
2. Treat Hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is a common condition that describes the appearance of darker patches of skin. Although harmless to one’s physical health, individuals with hyperpigmentation are at risk of psychological conditions, namely anxiety and depression.
Microneedling under the eyes can also treat hyperpigmentation by evening out the tone and color of your skin. As long as done properly and regularly, microneedling the under-eye area can be your key to having healthier skin!
3. Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Aging, overexpressing your facial muscles, chronic stress, and prolonged exposure to the sun are common causes of fine lines and wrinkles. Some women might even start to see fine lines and wrinkles at the age of 25.
Fortunately, microneedling your under eyes is an excellent solution to this skin problem. Microneedling increases the collagen and blood flow of the area and fills the skin with essential compounds and nutrients. This will keep your skin supple and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How to Properly Microneedle Under Your Eyes
If you’re interested in microneedling, it’s vital to know the process. Generally, you should know what tools are required, how you can prepare for the procedure, and what aftercare tips to follow.
When microneedling the under eyes, using a high-quality derma roller is essential. If you’re doing the procedure at home, pick a derma roller with a needle length of fewer than 0.5 millimeters. Needles above this length can damage the skin and require professional help. The ElumeStemCell Derma Roller is the perfect length with .5 millimeters needles made of stainless steel.
Your skin will usually feel dry after microneedling it, so invest in skincare with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can hydrate your skin and restore its pH balance. Both our Daily Illuminating Face Serum and Hydra Serum have natural hyaluronic acid. For frequent use, we recommend following up your derma rolling with the Daily Illuminating Face Serum. Once monthly, we recommend using the Hydra Serum and applicator following your derma rolling session for maximum results.
Things to be Mindful Of
Generally, you should avoid using Accutane and other drugs within six months of starting treatment. These drugs contain retinoids that can interfere with your collagen induction therapy treatment.
You should also avoid using heat-based cosmetic treatments, namely laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy, for two weeks leading up to the procedure. Chemical peels and physical exfoliation should be avoided, as well.
Aside from the products to avoid using before the procedure, you should also be mindful of how often you’re going to do microneedling. When using shorter needles, you can roll every other day but might need to space out treatment every three to four weeks if you’re using longer needles.
The Step-By-Step Routine
There are certain steps to follow to ensure the safety and effectiveness of microneedling treatments. Skipping any of these steps will prevent you from experiencing the benefits of the treatment.
To properly microneedle your under eyes, you have to:
1. Disinfect Your Derma Roller
Derma rollers are the holy grail of microneedling procedures. The device works by creating microscopic wounds and induces elastin and collagen production.
The process of microneedling under the eyes begins with disinfecting your derma roller by letting it soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for at least five minutes.
Your under eye area is the most sensitive part of your face, which is why you should pay careful attention to the cleanliness of the devices you use for that area. You don’t want to end up having severe skin irritation after a microneedling procedure, right?
2. Wash Your Face
Clean your skin using a gentle cleanser and cleanse it again. You can also wipe a generous amount of 70% isopropyl alcohol on your face to remove any dirt and dust buildup.
You can use a numbing cream after washing your face if you’re highly sensitive to pain. You shouldn’t skip this step, especially if you’ve advanced your microneedling treatment to using longer needles.
3. Start Rolling
Gently roll the derma roller in your under eye area in one direction about two to three times. Don’t forget to lift the derma roller before each roll.
Since the under eye area is naturally sensitive, remember to move with gentle strokes.
4. Rinse Your Face
After using the derma roller on your under eye area, rinse your face with clean water only. Pat it dry using a clean pad, and you’re good to go!
5. Apply Quality Skincare
Since the outer layer of your skin is now clean with small openings from the derma roller, your skin will better absorb any products applied to it. Now is the time to use high quality skincare like the Hydra Serum so that the rejuvenating properties are able to penetrate your skin even deeper.
Follow Up Care
Microneedling your under eyes is a great way to achieve optimal skin health, but only if you follow an aftercare routine. Follow-up care is vital to prevent skin irritation.
Make sure to follow these care tips after microneedling your under eye area:
- Always wash your hands before touching your face.
- Continue using a solid skin care routine daily.
- Avoid spending too much time in the sun immediately after the treatment because your skin will be more prone to sun damage.
- Prioritize applying sunscreen every day, especially if your lifestyle requires you to spend time outdoors. The higher SPF your sunscreen has, the better.
Don’t Delay, Start Microneedling Under Your Eyes
Microneedling is an easy procedure that can be done at home. Our Facial Kit has everything you need to begin microneedling under your eyes. By using our derma roller with our Daily Illuminating Face Serum or Hydra Serum, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re treating dark circles in the most efficient way possible!