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Is Radiofrequency Microneedling Safe Around Your Eyes?

As we age, the skin’s natural collagen levels slowly decrease. This results in the appearance of dreaded skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles in different parts of the face, including the eye area. You might also notice dark circles and visible veins forming under the eye. To help get rid of these skin conditions and more, many people try RF microneedling around their eyes. 

So what risks should you expect with RF microneedling around the eye area? Radiofrequency microneedling can tighten the skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and undereye bags. Patients may experience swelling and redness after the radiofrequency treatment, but they usually subside after a few hours or days, revealing healthier skin under the eyes.

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What Happens When You Try RF Microneedling Around the Eyes?

Aging is one of the biggest factors why the body keeps losing its collagen, an important protein that keeps the skin firm and healthy. By the time people turn 40, the body can lose as much as 1% of its collagen reserves every year. This causes various skin concerns to appear on the skin – including fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles around the eyes.

Collagen induction therapy through radiofrequency microneedling treatment is one of the best ways to stimulate collagen production and erase various skin concerns. This procedure uses dozens of tiny needles to create micro-incisions on the surface of the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process and collagen production. The RF energy from the RF microneedling device heats the deeper layers of the skin for enhanced skin rejuvenation.

When performed around the eye area, microneedling RF treatment tightens the skin to smooth wrinkles, thickens the skin to conceal visible veins, and lightens discoloration to get rid of undereye bags. Since the treatment area around the eye is extremely sensitive, it’s important to find an experienced provider to perform the RF microneedling treatment safely and effectively.

Although it offers amazing results that revitalize the skin, RF microneedling treatments around the eyes also have possible risks and side effects that patients should be aware of. Most patients experience skin flaking, redness, discoloration, and swelling around the treated areas, but they usually subside after a few hours or days.

Traditional Microneedling vs. RF Microneedling for Eye Bags

Traditional microneedling treatment is often paired with nourishing serums or platelet-rich plasma to improve the overall skin condition. It’s a versatile treatment used to reduce the appearance of different skin issues including stretch marks, acne scars, and loose skin.

It can also reduce the appearance of eye bags and eye wrinkles, but RF microneedling procedures do a better job of rejuvenating the area around the eyes. By using radiofrequency waves to further increase collagen production, this revolutionary treatment enhances the effects of standard microneedling for better skin tightening and rejuvenation results.

Some of the most popular kinds of radio frequency microneedling offered by med spas and dermatology clinics include Secret RF microneedling, Genius RF microneedling, Agnes RF microneedling, and Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatment. 

Are You Qualified for This Treatment?

Since RF microneedling is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, almost anyone is qualified for this type of treatment as long as they have good overall health. It also works best for patients who have early symptoms of aging skin, like fine lines, wrinkles, and slightly dark circles under their eyes.

Unlike laser treatment which doesn’t work well if the patient has a darker skin tone, RF microneedling can treat different skin concerns on any skin type. This treatment induces collagen production but doesn’t attack skin pigmentation, making it safe for patients with a dark complexion.

But do note that  there are also some conditions in which patients should avoid the treatment for their skin concerns. There’s a higher risk of developing complications after the RF microneedling procedure if the patient:

  • Is pregnant
  • Receives radiation therapy or chemotherapy
  • Is diagnosed with a moderate to severe skin disease
  • Has an active skin infection or cold sore breakout around the eye area
  • Has a history of poor wound healing, keloids, or hypertrophic scarring

Why Choose RF Microneedling for Eye Bags

Eye bags, visible veins, and wrinkles around the eyes are dreaded signs of aging that many patients want to get rid of. While there are skincare products that can help lighten the dark circles, it takes a long time for them to actually work.

If you’re looking for a more effective treatment that shows quick results, then RF microneedling might be a good option for you. Here are a few reasons why you should try this non-surgical procedure:

1) Quick and Minimally Invasive Treatments

Radiofrequency microneedling treatments don’t require plastic surgery. The provider only uses special RF microneedling devices to create micro-incisions on the surface of the skin. These microchannels eventually heal and close after a few days, allowing patients to return to their usual routine quickly.

Each treatment session only takes about an hour or less. Since the treatment is minimally invasive, patients don’t need to stay in the clinic for too long after the procedure. Most of them return home and rest on the same day as their treatment.

Patients also don’t need to worry about serious risks, complications, and side effects that usually come with cosmetic surgery. Redness, irritation, and swelling are normal in the treated areas, but they usually subside after a few hours or days as the skin starts healing.

2) Natural-Looking Results in Just a Few Weeks

RF microneedling works by triggering the body’s natural healing process and increasing collagen levels in the body so patients may expect natural-looking results within just a few weeks after their treatment. This procedure is perfect for patients who want subtle skin rejuvenation results around their eyes.

It takes a while for the initial results to show, but they gradually improve in the following weeks until all your skin concerns are gone. Aside from the wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes, RF microneedling is also an effective acne treatment that breaks down the acne scar tissue near the eye area.

3) Fewer Treatment Sessions Required

RF microneedling requires most patients to undergo multiple treatment sessions, but it’s fewer than the number of traditional microneedling treatment sessions needed to get rid of the same skin concern.

The radiofrequency energy used in RF microneedling enhances the effects of traditional microneedling treatments, so patients observe desirable results in a much shorter time. This helps them save time and money that is otherwise spent on more skincare serums and standard microneedling treatments.

RF Microneedling vs. Other Under-Eye Treatments

Since wrinkles, eye bags, and acne scars near the eye area are common problems for many people, dermatologists, and other skincare experts came up with a wide range of different solutions to eliminate them for good.

RF microneedling is an excellent option that brings amazing results, but it might not always be the best choice for every patient. Here are other types of under-eye treatments and how they compare to collagen induction therapy:

1) Topical Eye Creams

There are tons of skincare products on the market that are specifically formulated for certain skin concerns or treatment areas, so it’s not surprising to find a plethora of different eye creams that depuff the eyes, erase wrinkles, and lighten dark circles.

However, finding one that actually works for your skin type can be difficult and time-consuming. There’s also the issue of spending hundreds of dollars on different products just to end up with no visible improvements after a few months.

But with RF microneedling treatments, it only takes a few weeks and treatment sessions to lighten the under-eye bags and smooth wrinkles around the eyes. The best part about it is patients don’t have to worry if the treatment is compatible with their skin – RF microneedling works well on any skin tone or skin type.

2) Tear Trough Fillers

Tear trough fillers use hyaluronic acid fillers to restore facial volume in the lower eyelid and upper cheek area. This treatment almost instantly erases wrinkles and lightens the shadow under the eyes, but it takes a highly skilled injector to get the job done safely and effectively.

The biggest problem that patients have with tear trough fillers is that they have to return and receive new filler injections every few months to maintain their results. RF microneedling results may last longer than dermal fillers as long as patients take better care of their skin, live a healthy lifestyle, and stay away from too much stress.

3) Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment is another minimally invasive procedure that erases a wide range of different skin problems, including eye wrinkles and bags. It exfoliates the damaged top layer of the skin to reveal a tighter, healthier skin underneath. However, laser technicians need to proceed with extreme caution when working around the eyes because the skin there can be extremely thin.

Laser skin resurfacing requires patients to wait for a few days or weeks until the skin fully recovers. RF microneedling only needs a shorter recovery time, so it’s usually the preferred under-eye treatment for some patients.

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Microneedling at aNu Aesthetics & Optimal Wellness

At aNu Aesthetics, we understand that undereye circles can negatively affect a person’s appearance, and ultimately, their confidence. We offer expertly developed treatment plans to get rid of them without the need for cosmetic surgery. 

Our team has performed RF microneedling treatments for hundreds of satisfied patients, so you can trust us to do the same and give you the skin rejuvenation results you desire. Call us today to know more about our under-eye treatments and book an appointment.

Heal Your Face Like Never Before With microNeedling

Rejuvenate and heal your face with the technique proven time and time again to provide maximum regenerative results: microneedling. Call us today to book your microneedling appointment at aNu Aesthetics.

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