August 10, 2021 Tags: Plastic Surgery News
Collagen production and levels of the protein elastin decrease naturally as you age, which changes your skin. The older we get, the more likely it is to notice visible dark circles and veins under the eyes as well as wrinkles.
Cue: microneedling. Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses extremely small needles to create tiny punctures in your skin. These “micro-wounds” trigger a response in the treatment area. It tells your skin to create new cells and capillaries, producing collagen, which can lead to firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Microneedling can be done all over the body and is a treatment that has been used for more than 20 years to achieve younger-looking skin. It can certainly be done under the eyes to help improve the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
Microneedling under your eyes can also be combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections to stimulate new cell growth and promote healing. Recovery after a microneedling treatment is minimal. This treatment comes with only a few common and short-term side effects, including skin flaking, swelling, redness or discoloration, and irritation.
Are you interested in receiving a microneedling treatment under your eyes? Contact the experts at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today!