If you’re a victim of the dark circles that can form under the eyes due to aging, chances are you’ve tried everything, from concealers to eye creams, in the hope that something will make a difference. At Westover Hills Dermatology located in San Antonio, Texas, we have a solution that will help solve your undereye problems.
Dark circles beneath the eyes are the result of aging. Microneedling is an effective anti-aging treatment performed right here in our office that will help your undereye circles become a thing of the past.
What Causes Dark Eye Circles?
Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that helps target the root cause of dark circles. The aging process is the leading cause of dark circles under the eyes. When collagen begins to break down with age, the deep fat layer under the skin begins to move down away from the eyes resulting in a hollowed look, aka, those dark circles. Other causes of dark circles under the eyes include:
- Unhealthy, stressful lifestyle
- Lack of sleep
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Unbalanced diet
How Does Microneedling Help?
Collagen production slows drastically with age. Through microneedling, we are performing a treatment that the body interprets as an injury, and as a result, generates more collagen to heal itself. Following the treatment, your levels of collagen increase, and you will see that youthful glow return to the areas that previously lacked volume.
Will It Help My Dark Circles?
Whether you’re specifically targeting dark circles or another skin concern such as fine lines and wrinkles, you’ll be attacking the root of the issue, collagen-loss. Instead of applying eye cream and hoping it will erase your dark circles, you will be giving your eye area exactly what it needs: increased collagen.
What Is Involved?
This treatment is safe, simple, and effective. During your appointment, a handheld device known as a dermaroller is swept back and forth across the skin. The dermaroller is packed full of thin needles that create tiny puncture wounds in the skin. The skin reacts to these micro-injuries with increased blood flow and collagen production.
What Does It Feel Like?
Prior to beginning, we apply a numbing cream to the area undergoing treatment to minimize any discomfort. As the dermaroller moves back and forth across your face or any other area being treated, you will feel some light pressure.
What Else Does It Help With?
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. Not only is this treatment effective for treating dark circles under the eyes, but it also helps treat many other common areas of concern.
Are all of those days laying out in the sun and trips to sunny locations for spring break, sans sunscreen, finally catching up with you? If this describes you, chances are you have a condition known as hyperpigmentation. Microneedling is an effective treatment that helps with hyperpigmentation by evening out the color and tone of your skin.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Overexpressing your facial muscles, time spent in the sun, stress, and life in general are all to thank for early-onset fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment targets these issues by increasing blood flow, collagen, and elastin production and by filling the skin with essential nutrients and compounds.
Nothing can deplete your confidence like an acne scar can. With this treatment, you can help put acne scars right where they belong: in your past. Acne scars are treated when the dermaroller sweeps across them and punctures them with the tiny needles, causing an increase of collagen in the scars. The scars are then filled with collagen and the area is smoothed out.
How Often Should I Go?
You will see results from microneedling after one treatment. In order to learn the best treatment plan based on your specific area of skin concern, we will set up a consultation with you prior to the treatment. During this consultation, we will address your skin concerns and help you learn the best plan of action that will ensure lasting results.
Will I Be Able to Stop Using Eye Creams?
Following your microneedling treatment, you will see an improvement in the dark circles under your eyes. No longer will you have to search for expensive miracle eye creams in hopes that they work, only to be disappointed. However, this is not the time to stop using your eye cream. In fact, if ever there were a time to apply skincare products, this is the time!
The Benefits of Topical Creams Following Your Treatment
After microneedling, your skin is now covered in microchannels, which are basically small, needle-sized openings. As your skin begins to repair itself, you’ll have an added benefit in that anything you put on your skin will penetrate far deeper than it was able to prior to the treatment. All of the creams, serums, and products you apply to the healing skin will reach deeper than they were ever able to beforehand, and as a result, will give you the best results possible.
Get Rid of Your Dark Eye Circles Today
Don’t go another day living with your bothersome dark eye circles now that you know there is an effective solution. Contact us at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, Texas and schedule your microneedling appointment today. We will help treat your dark circles with this effective treatment and the results will be long-lasting–meaning they won’t wash away like your concealer at the end of the day.